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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Police in Equatorial Guinea beat up Nigerian diplomat - Premium Times

Premium Times

Police in Equatorial Guinea beat up Nigerian diplomat
Premium Times
Police officers in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday beat up a Nigerian diplomat, Noah Ichaba, on the street of Bata in Equatorial Guinea. Mr. Ichaba, a vice-consul of Nigeria to Equatorial Guinea, was beaten to pulp at kilometre 6 Roundabout Bata police ...
Govt Protests Assault of Diplomat in Equatorial GuineaAllAfrica.com

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Equatorial Guinea to join Forum Macau - Macauhub

Equatorial Guinea to join Forum Macau
Macauhub
The accession of Equatorial Guinea to the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macau) is due to be made official in the third quarter of 2015, the Macau Daily Times reported Friday.

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China agrees $2-billion infrastructure deal with Equatorial Guinea - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

China agrees $2-billion infrastructure deal with Equatorial Guinea
Yahoo News
"Equatorial Guinea is a central African country that has developed relatively well," the government said. "The government in recent years has supported expanded investment into infrastructure development, and the need for infrastructure projects is ...
China Offers $2 Billion to Oil-Rich Equatorial GuineaThe Diplomat
Xi Jinping welcomes visiting President of Equatorial Guinea in BeijingCCTV
Equatorial Guinea Scores Multiple Investment Agreements With Chinese ...GlobeNewswire (press release)
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Equatorial Guinea invites four Nigerians for Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier - Goal.com

Goal.com

Equatorial Guinea invites four Nigerians for Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier
Goal.com
Equatorial Guinea's women national team has invited to camp four Nigerian players ahead of their Rio 2016 Olympics second qualifying round clash with Congo. The Nigerian born Guinean international quartet are - Confluence Queens duo of defender ...



Equatorial Guinea's Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Miguel Ntutumu ... - AllGov

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Equatorial Guinea's Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Miguel Ntutumu ...
AllGov
Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme presented his credentials as Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to the United States to President Barack Obama on February 23, 2015. It's the first diplomatic post for Evuna Andeme. Evuna Andeme attended La Roche College ...



The launch of the industrial sector and economic diversification in Equatorial ... - The Worldfolio

The launch of the industrial sector and economic diversification in Equatorial ...
The Worldfolio
The exploitation of oil has allowed the state to focus on infrastructure development, opening the possibility of diversifying the economy, the great challenge Equatorial Guinea is facing. Could you describe the country's economic growth over the last ...
EQUATORIAL GUINEA : Obiang opposed to CEMAC free movementAfrica Intelligence (subscription)

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Credit line and large business groups from China arrive in Equatorial Guinea - Macauhub

Macauhub

Credit line and large business groups from China arrive in Equatorial Guinea
Macauhub
Equatorial Guinea is becoming an important centre for Chinese investment in Africa, at a time when it is due to celebrate its first anniversary as a member of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, although it is not yet a member of Forum Macau.



GridlineXstreme forms venture with Equatorial Guinea govt - Telecompaper (subscription)

GridlineXstreme forms venture with Equatorial Guinea govt
Telecompaper (subscription)
The government of Equatorial Guinea has agreed to form a joint venture with GridlineXstreme (GXI) to implement a high-speed broadband communications network in Equatorial Guinea. After several years of working together to research requirements, the ...
GridlineXstreme Enters into Joint Venture Agreement with The Republic of ...Digital Facility
GridlineXstreme inks joint venture with Equatorial GuineaFinancialNews.co.uk

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Xi Jinping and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial ... - MFA China

MFA China

Xi Jinping and President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial ...
MFA China
On April 28, 2015, President Xi Jinping held talks with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea at the Great Hall of the People, and the two heads of state agreed to uplift bilateral relations to a comprehensive cooperative ...
China to invest $26bn in Equatorial GuineaVentures Africa
Equatorial Guinea's Cronos Airlines set for maiden ERJ-135ch-aviation
Equatorial Guinea: ICBC to finance $ 2 Bln infrastructure projectsMedafrica Times
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Ireland remain behind Equatorial Guinea and Zambia in the latest FIFA world ... - Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Ireland remain behind Equatorial Guinea and Zambia in the latest FIFA world ...
Irish Independent
Ireland remain behind Equatorial Guinea and Zambia in the latest FIFA world rankings. Published 07/05/2015 | 11:33. 0 Comments; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Ireland manager Martin O'Neill Open Gallery 1 Ireland manager Martin O'Neill.

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