Equatorial Guinea

Country Equatorial Guinea
Capital Malabo
Continent Africa
Currency Central African CFA franc(XAF)
Languages Spanish, French, Portuguese, Fang, Bube, Igbo, Pidgin English & Annobonese

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Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a coup. Although nominally a constitutional democracy since 1991, the 1996, 2002, and 2009 presidential elections - as well as the 1999 and 2004 legislative elections - were widely seen as flawed. The president exerts almost total control over the political system and has discouraged political opposition. Equatorial Guinea has experienced rapid economic growth due to the discovery of large offshore oil reserves, and in the last decade has become Sub-Saharan Africa's third largest oil exporter. Despite the country's economic windfall from oil production resulting in a massive increase in government revenue in recent years, there have been few improvements in the population's living standards.

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Equatorial Guinea - Wikipedia
Equatorial Guinea - CIA World Fact Book
Equatorial Guinea - BBC
Equatorial Guinea - Timeline - BBC

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Equatorial Guinea resumes flights to neighboring countries - eTurboNews

eTurboNews

Equatorial Guinea resumes flights to neighboring countries
eTurboNews
The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has invested more than 1 million Euros in the acquisition of healthcare materials, including ambulatory hospitals, ambulances, thermographic cameras for the airports of Malabo and Bata, protection ...
Equatorial Guinea to reopen West Africa flightsch-aviation
Equatorial Guinea gas discovery to allow FLNG expansionLNG Industry
Equatorial Guinea Resumes Flights To Neighboring African CountriesPR Newswire (press release)
SYS-CON Media (press release) -FinancialNews.co.uk
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Equatorial Guinea Resumes Flights to West Africa - AllAfrica.com

Equatorial Guinea Resumes Flights to West Africa
AllAfrica.com
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea during a press conference in the capital, Malabo on Monday, September 15, 2014 announced that flights from the country's national airline companies will resume soon to West Africa, local ...

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President Kenyatta back from Equatorial Guinea - Capital FM Kenya

Capital FM Kenya

President Kenyatta back from Equatorial Guinea
Capital FM Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 16 President Uhuru Kenyatta has returned from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea where he attended a UNESCO prize award ceremony for life sciences and held trade talks with the President of the host country Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
Kenya to Increase Bilateral Relations With Equatorial Guinea, President ...AllAfrica.com
Uhuru: World ignored Africa in time of needThe Standard Digital News
Kenya lashes out at West over slow Ebola responseStarAfrica.com

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UN Human Rights Council: Adoption of the UPR outcome of Equatorial Guinea - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

UN Human Rights Council: Adoption of the UPR outcome of Equatorial Guinea
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch regrets that the UPR indicates there has been no progress by the Equatorial Guinea government since its 2009 review. The many and serious concerns and valuable recommendations offered during this review closely correspond to ...

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President Kenyatta To Travel To Equatorial Guinea - Citizen News

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President Kenyatta To Travel To Equatorial Guinea
Citizen News
President Kenyatta will hold bilateral talks with his host, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, on areas of interest between Kenya and Equatorial Guinea. Trade and knowledge-sharing on oil and gas, will be key items on the agenda. President Kenyatta will ...
President Kenyatta Arrives in Malabo, Equatorial GuineaAllAfrica.com
Kenyan leader in Equatorial Guinea for an official visitStarAfrica.com
President Uhuru Kenyatta jets out to MalaboThe Standard Digital News

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Immunity Protects Equatorial Guinea Diplomat in US Case - Voice of America

Voice of America

Immunity Protects Equatorial Guinea Diplomat in US Case
Voice of America
Police in a Washington suburb say that Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to the United States is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity. Arlington County police say they responded ...
Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to US 'suspect in beating of girl'BBC News
Equatorial Guinea envoy 'beats' daughter with chairNews24
Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to US suspected of beating his daughterSouth China Morning Post (subscription)
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Equatorial Guinea to convene national political dialogue - Reuters Africa

The Corner Economic

Equatorial Guinea to convene national political dialogue
Reuters Africa
MALABO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has called a national political dialogue for November that even exiled members of the opposition would be allowed to attend, only the third such meeting in the country's ...
Equatorial Guinea spends $13 million to fight EbolaeTurboNews
In depth: Equatorial Guinea on the brinkThe Corner Economic

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SA man jailed in Equatorial Guinea - eNCA

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SA man jailed in Equatorial Guinea
eNCA
PRETORIA - The international relations department on Sunday said it was helping a South African man imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea. "We are aware of the case and are rendering consular assistance to him and his family," spokesman Clayson Monyela ...
'Kidnapped' SA man in Black Beach jailTimes LIVE
SA man jailed in EGuinea getting help deptCitizen

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Equatorial Guinea's floating LNG edges closer - Petroleum Economist

Equatorial Guinea's floating LNG edges closer
Petroleum Economist
Martin Quinlan, LONDON: UK-based Ophir Energy is targeting start-up of a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Equatorial Guinea in early 2019, after making another substantial gas discovery in September. The company has moved away from ...



Ebola Prevention - Equatorial Guinea Seeks Assistance of Herbalists - AllAfrica.com

Ebola Prevention - Equatorial Guinea Seeks Assistance of Herbalists
AllAfrica.com
Concerned about recurrent unchecked claims in the media about their ability to treat certain diseases, the authorities in Equatorial Guinea earlier this week met with traditional healers and owners of local medicine stores to seek their support in ...