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
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Equatorial Guinea president appoints other relatives in new gov't - Africanews

Africanews

Equatorial Guinea president appoints other relatives in new gov't
Africanews
The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema on Friday appointed a new government by law after announcing on Wednesday the appointment of his son as Vice President. The 36-member government announced on state television on Friday ...
Equatorial Guinea president makes son VPDailyNews
Equatorial Guinea president elevates son to Vice PresidentTVC News
Equatorial Guinea may not be free from nepotismVentures Africa
Peace FM Online -BuzzNigeria.com
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Minister warns on Equatorial Guinea acreage - Upstream Online

Upstream Online

Minister warns on Equatorial Guinea acreage
Upstream Online
Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's hard-headed Minister for Mines, Industry & Energy, has warned oil companies they will be forced to hand back acreage to the government if they do not carry out exploration drilling next year. Speaking to ...

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Benin beat Equatorial Guinea to keep Nations Cup hopes alive - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Benin beat Equatorial Guinea to keep Nations Cup hopes alive
BBC Sport
Benin beat Equatorial Guinea 2-1 in Cotonou in their delayed Africa Cup of Nations Group C qualifier to boost their hopes of progressing to Gabon 2017. The fixture had to be postponed for a week whilst Benin's Football Federation held elections, in a ...
Benin edge Equatorial Guinea | AFCON 2017 QualifiersKawowo Sports

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Obiang' Mangue Oficially made ASSISTANT DICTATOR of Equatorial Guinea - Cameroon Concord

Cameroon Concord

Obiang' Mangue Oficially made ASSISTANT DICTATOR of Equatorial Guinea
Cameroon Concord
The Poor Nation is now a family Affair. Equatorial Guinea's Dictator Teodoro Obiang' Nguema has promoted his first son and Notorious Corrupt Teodoro 'Teodorin' Obiang' Mangue as the country's full vice-president.Teodorin has been second vice-president.



Benin's Afcon qualifier against Equatorial Guinea postponed - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Benin's Afcon qualifier against Equatorial Guinea postponed
BBC Sport
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Benin and Equatorial Guinea has been postponed by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) following a decision by Fifa's council to conditionally lift a ban on Benin. The Group C match was originally ...

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Equatorial Guinea asks UN court to block French case against president's son - euronews

euronews

Equatorial Guinea asks UN court to block French case against president's son
euronews
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Equatorial Guinea has started proceedings against France at the highest U.N. court, seeking to block French efforts to prosecute the son of the central African nation's president on charges of money laundering, the tribunal said ...
E.Guinea urges UN court to halt graft trial of leader's sonGlobalPost

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Equatorial Guinea takes France to UN court over case against Nguema's son - Africanews

Africanews

Equatorial Guinea takes France to UN court over case against Nguema's son
Africanews
Equatorial Guinea is seeking to block efforts by France to prosecute the president's son who is accused of money laundering. The Central African nation has appealed to the United Nations' highest court, International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.



Equatorial Guinea - New Licensing Round - Lexology (registration)

Equatorial Guinea - New Licensing Round
Lexology (registration)
The opening of Equatorial Guinea's Licensing Round (“EG Ronda 2016”) took place at the Africa Oil & Power Conference on 6-7 June 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. The invitation to participate took place at a Market Spotlight session on Equatorial ...



Equatorial Guinea launches EG Ronda 2016 - OE Digital

Bloomberg

Equatorial Guinea launches EG Ronda 2016
OE Digital
Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy (MMIE) has launched the country's latest licensing round, EG Ronda 2016, that offers 32 blocks offshore West Africa. Image of Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang ...
Equatorial Guinea Opens Oil Blocks, Says Exxon Still WantedBloomberg
UPDATE 1-Equatorial Guinea launches new oil licensing roundReuters
Equatorial Guinea Launches 2016 Oil and Gas Licensing RoundGlobal News Network

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Equatorial Guinea/Benin: Benin Vs Equatorial Guinea Postponed to June 12 - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Equatorial Guinea/Benin: Benin Vs Equatorial Guinea Postponed to June 12
AllAfrica.com
Following the decision of the FIFA Council on 4 June 2016 on the "conditional lifting of the suspension of Benin", the Confédération Africaine de Football has decided to postpone the AFCON 2017 qualifier between Benin and Equatorial Guinea initially ...
Soccer-Suspended Benin granted partial reprieve by FIFAReuters Africa

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