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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Introduction

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: Group Should Investigate Abuses - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea: Group Should Investigate Abuses
Human Rights Watch
(So Paulo) A group of Portuguese-speaking countries that accepted Equatorial Guinea as a member in July 2014 should investigate ongoing serious human rights violations in their newest member state, EG Justice, Conectas Direitos Humanos, and ...

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5 Things To Know About Equatorial Guinea, Africa's Only Spanish-Speaking ... - Latin Times

Latin Times

5 Things To Know About Equatorial Guinea, Africa's Only Spanish-Speaking ...
Latin Times
Equatorial Guinea is the only independent nation in Africa where Spanish is an official language. It's located on Africa's west coast along the -- you guessed it -- equator. Only about 1.5 million people live there. It was colonized by the Spanish and ...
Equatorial Guinea Continues To Invest In Education And Health Sectors Despite ...PR Newswire (press release)
Equatorial Guinea: Concerns Regarding Arrests and Extrajudicial Restrictions ...The FINANCIAL

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WorleyParsons Lands Deal for Ophir's Fortuna Project in Equatorial Guinea - Rigzone (registration)

WorleyParsons Lands Deal for Ophir's Fortuna Project in Equatorial Guinea
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WorleyParsons disclosed Friday the award by Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) Limited of an agreement for provision of engineering and project management services for their Equatorial Guinea Block R Project (The Fortuna Project). Also awarded by Ophir ...
WorleyParsons to provide engineering services for Ophir's Equatorial Guinea ...Offshore Technology

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Country's Actions Violate Portuguese Language Community's Charter - Human Rights Watch

Country's Actions Violate Portuguese Language Community's Charter
Human Rights Watch
In a joint letter on March 31 to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), the nongovernmental organizations called on the leaders of the multilateral group to carry out "an immediate, independent mission to Equatorial Guinea to assess the ...

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WorleyParsons wins Equatorial Guinea Block R Project work from Ophir - WorldOil (subscription)

Oil & Gas Technology

WorleyParsons wins Equatorial Guinea Block R Project work from Ophir
WorldOil (subscription)
SYDNEY, Australia -- WorleyParsons has inked an agreement with Ophir Equatorial Guinea Ltd. for the provision of engineering and project management services for their Equatorial Guinea Block R Projectthe Fortuna Project. The company has also been ...
WorleyParsons nets Equatorial Guinea offshore EPC contract with OphirOil & Gas Technology

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Equatorial Guinea rise to 49th in the FIFA rankings - Think Football

Think Football

Equatorial Guinea rise to 49th in the FIFA rankings
Think Football
President of FIFA Blatter met with Andreas Jorge Mbomio, President of the Equatorial Guinea Football Federation, in end March, to inform him of the intention to provide technical support to improve football infrastructure in the Central African country.

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Ivory Coast scrambles for 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Ivory Coast scrambles for 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea
USA TODAY
Ivory Coast's African Cup honeymoon was cut short on Sunday as it had to fight for a 1-1 draw at home to Equatorial Guinea in a friendly. Iban Edu broke away for Equatorial Guinea's goal in the 13th minute, forcing the new African champion to scramble ...

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Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Social Affairs and Gender Equality Discusses ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Social Affairs and Gender Equality Discusses ...
PR Newswire (press release)
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea has made ending gender-based violence and promoting gender equality a policy priority, according to the country's Minister of Social Affairs and Gender Equality, ...

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Ovono returns to Equatorial Guinea without signing for Orlando Pirates - Goal.com

Goal.com

Ovono returns to Equatorial Guinea without signing for Orlando Pirates
Goal.com
... Philani Zikalala on their books, and it remains to be seen if they will renew their interest in Ovono at the end of the current campaign. Ovono made his name during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament on home soil, helping Equatorial ...



Equatorial Guinea Ratifies New ExxonMobil Exploration Agreement - Yahoo7 News

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Equatorial Guinea Ratifies New ExxonMobil Exploration Agreement
Yahoo7 News
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea (http://www.equatorialoil.com) is pleased to announce the Ratification of Production Sharing Contract for Block EG-06 by the ...
ExxonMobil inks Equatorial Guinea PSCOE Digital
ExxonMobil and Equatorial Guinea sign PSCEnergy Voice
Equatorial Guinea ratifies exploration deal with ExxonMobil for offshore Oil BlockVentures Africa
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