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
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Oil Slump Poses New Challenges for Equatorial Guinea's Obiang Regime - World Politics Review

World Politics Review

Oil Slump Poses New Challenges for Equatorial Guinea's Obiang Regime
World Politics Review
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Africa's longest-serving head of state, appears poised to formally extend his rule over oil-rich Equatorial Guinea later this year. The septuagenarian strongman has confirmed his intention to run in November's ...



Equatorial Guinea Acquires Two Airbus C-295 Aircraft - DefenseNews.com

DefenseNews.com

Equatorial Guinea Acquires Two Airbus C-295 Aircraft
DefenseNews.com
GABORONE, Botswana The government of Equatorial Guinea acquired two Airbus C-295 aircraft with one ear-marked for deployment in troop transportation while the other is set to fly maritime surveillance missions over the Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) ...



[ February 12, 2016 ] Equatorial Guinea Awards EPC Contract To ECEC Oil and Gas - Footprint to Africa - Business and Financial News (press release) (registration) (blog)

[ February 12, 2016 ] Equatorial Guinea Awards EPC Contract To ECEC Oil and Gas
Footprint to Africa - Business and Financial News (press release) (registration) (blog)
Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy has disclosed that Riaba Fertilizers Limited has awarded the EPC contract for a new petrochemicals complex to a Chinese consortium led by East China Engineering Science and Technology Co.



See the uncommon guest President Buhari received in Abuja today (photos) - NAIJ.COM

NAIJ.COM

See the uncommon guest President Buhari received in Abuja today (photos)
NAIJ.COM
President Muhammadu Buhari today, February 12, 2016, received the special envoy of Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of Equatorial Guinea, at the state house in Abuja, Nigeria's federal capital. Photos obtained by Naij.com show the envoy of the ...
Buhari lauds ECCAS' support for war against insurgencyP.M. News (blog)

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Angola/Equatorial Guinea: Afro Cups - Libolo Ready to Beat Equatorial Guinean Racing Micomeseng - AllAfrica.com

Angola/Equatorial Guinea: Afro Cups - Libolo Ready to Beat Equatorial Guinean Racing Micomeseng
AllAfrica.com
Libolo Recreativo do Libolo held on Thursday the penultimate training session, ahead of their Saturday game at 3 p.m against Racing Micomeseng of Equatorial Guinea, for the first leg match of the group stage qualifiers for African Champions League.

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President Buhari receives Special Envoy from Equatorial Guinea - P.M. News

P.M. News

President Buhari receives Special Envoy from Equatorial Guinea
P.M. News
President Muhammadu Buhari being presented with a letter from the President of Equatorial Guinea by the Special Envoy of the Equatorial Guinea, Mr, Juan A.B. Nchuchuma during a courtesy visit by the Special Envoy to the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO ...
Buhari welcomes C/Africa's support against B/HaramDaily Trust
Buhari welcomes Central African support against Boko HaramVanguard
Buhari Partners Central Africa in Fight against Boko HaramTHISDAY Live
The Punch -NAIJ.COM
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Equatorial Guinea's Luxurious Grand Hotel - THISDAY Live

Equatorial Guinea's Luxurious Grand Hotel
THISDAY Live
Located in Oyala, the future administrative capital of Equatorial Guinea, Grand Hotel Djibloho was conceived by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as the first urban residence in the area, serving as a world-class destination for leisure, tourism ...



Equatorial Guinea begins polls' census - AfricaNews

AfricaNews

Equatorial Guinea begins polls' census
AfricaNews
Equatorial Guinea has began the election census process on Friday in preparation for the Presidential elections. The official radio station announced that the voters' census for the presidential election will begin on January 15 and finish on January 30.



Equatorial Guinea orders two C295 transports - Flightglobal

Flightglobal

Equatorial Guinea orders two C295 transports
Flightglobal
Equatorial Guinea has acquired a pair of Airbus Defence & Space C295s, one for troop transport and the other for maritime surveillance. A government announcement on 26 January said representatives visited the manufacturer's facility in Seville, Spain, ...
Equatorial Guinea announces C295 orderIHS Jane's 360

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Equatorial Guinea Awards EPC Contract for New Petrochemicals Complex - Global News Network

Global News Network

Equatorial Guinea Awards EPC Contract for New Petrochemicals Complex
Global News Network
The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea (http://MMIE.gob.gq) is pleased to announce that Riaba Fertilizers Limited has awarded the EPC contract for a new petrochemicals complex to a Chinese consortium led by East China ...

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