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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Supporting Statistical Development in Equatorial Guinea - World Bank Group

World Bank Group

Supporting Statistical Development in Equatorial Guinea
World Bank Group
To strengthen capacity over the long term, the World Bank is helping facilitate partnerships between Equatorial Guinea's National Statistics Office and other Spanish-speaking Latin American statistics institutes, namely the DANE of Colombia and the ...



Emir receives message from President of Equatorial Guinea - Peninsula On-line

Peninsula On-line

Emir receives message from President of Equatorial Guinea
Peninsula On-line
Emir receives message from President of Equatorial Guinea. August 23, 2016 - 10:24:05 am. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs H E Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi with Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Corporation and ...

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Equatorial Guinea banned from next three Africa Women Cup of Nations - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Equatorial Guinea banned from next three Africa Women Cup of Nations
BBC Sport
Equatorial Guinea have been banned from the next three editions of the Africa Women Cup of Nations for fielding a player using fraudulent documents. In April, Fifa ruled that Camila Maria do Carmo Nobre de Oliveira was found to have used two passports ...
Equatorial Guinea banned from AwconSuperSport (blog)
CAF bans Equatorial Guinea from next three African Women's ChampionshipsKickOff.com
CAF Hands Equatorial Guinea 5-Year Ban360Nobs.com
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog) -Cameroon Concord
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Rio Olympics 2016: Sydney 2000 Eric Moussambani now Equatorial ... - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Rio Olympics 2016: Sydney 2000 Eric Moussambani now Equatorial ...
NEWS.com.au
FORGET Thorpe, forget Klim. Focus on Eric. The words of Greig Pickhaver, better known as H.G. Nelson, could not have better predicted the reaction to Eric ...

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Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea Collaborate On Economy, Security - AllAfrica.com

NTA News

Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea Collaborate On Economy, Security
AllAfrica.com
Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea are to strengthen ties on economic and security, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, has said. He was hosting the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Nigeria, Mr. Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, in his office ...
Nigeria And Equatorial Guinea To Strengthen Bilateral Relations ...NTA News
Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea to strengthen bilateral relationsThe Punch
Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea strengthens bilateral relations on Security, EconomyNaija247news

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA : Schlumberger and Golar find the answer for Fortuna LNG - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA : Schlumberger and Golar find the answer for Fortuna LNG
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Schlumberger had tried to become Ophir's partner by acquiring a 40% stake in the development of Fortuna in Equatorial Guinea (block R) (AEI 763) but decided in May to forgo the investment and remain a services company. Now that OneLNG is up and ...



Millions of euros stolen from former Equatorial Guinea minister's ... - Africanews

Africanews

Millions of euros stolen from former Equatorial Guinea minister's ...
Africanews
A sum of about 60 million euros in cash was stolen from the house of a former Equatorial Guinea minister.

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Ukraine's deputy foreign minister meets with ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Ukraine - Ukrinform News

Ukrinform News

Ukraine's deputy foreign minister meets with ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Ukraine
Ukrinform News
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Sergiy Kyslytsya met with Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Ukraine (with residence in Moscow) Filiberto Nguema on the occasion of completion of his diplomatic mission. The press service of the Foreign ...



Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years - Reuters India

Reuters India

Japan pledges $30 billion for Africa over next three years
Reuters India
In comparison, rival China made a single investment of $2 billion in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea in the month of April 2015 alone. A tranche of Japan's new package will go towards various power projects to increase production capacity by 2,200 megawatts ...
Japan to call for permanent UN Security Council seat for AfricaDaily Nation

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA NATIONAL AIRLINE LAUNCHES WEB SITE - TravPR.com (press release)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA NATIONAL AIRLINE LAUNCHES WEB SITE
TravPR.com (press release)
With that focus, Equatorial Guinea national airline new website - www.ceibaintercontinental.com creates greater client relations and accelerates future markets for air travel destinations. The airline has a fleet of new airplanes and currently fly's to ...