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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Equatorial Guinea pardons political opponents in exile - www.worldbulletin.net

Equatorial Guinea pardons political opponents in exile
www.worldbulletin.net
President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema on Wednesday issued a presidential decree granting amnesty to exiled opposition figures. The decree pardons certain political figures living outside the African country, who were previously accused ...
EQUATORIAL GUINEA - IVORY COAST - Packed programme for Obiang's first ...Africa Intelligence (subscription)

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Ophir Energy flows gas off Equatorial Guinea - Energy Voice

Energy Voice

Ophir Energy flows gas off Equatorial Guinea
Energy Voice
Oil and gas explorer Ophir Energy has flowed gas at a well off Equatorial Guinea. A Drill Stem Test (DST) was carried out at the Fortuna-2 well to assess the deliverability of the Fortuna gas field. Ophir said the DST achieved a flowrate of 60MMscfd ...



Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea To Establish Joint Chamber Of Commerce Envoy - Leadership Newspapers

Leadership Newspapers

Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea To Establish Joint Chamber Of Commerce Envoy
Leadership Newspapers
The Equatorial Guinea Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Job Mbengono, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Mbengono said developing cooperation between both chambers of commerce would ...



Equatorial Guinea leader's son settles US corruption case - Financial Times

CNN

Equatorial Guinea leader's son settles US corruption case
Financial Times
In what is the first case of its kind in the US targeting the family of a sitting head of state, the US Department of Justice late on Friday announced a deal with Teodoro Nguema Obiang, eldest son of Teodoro Obiang, who has ruled Equatorial Guinea ...
Equatorial Guinea official reaches $30 million corruption settlement with USCNN
Equatorial Guinea VP loses Michael Jackson statues in US settlementReuters
When US Targets Foreign Leaders for Corruption, Recovering Loot Is a ChallengeWall Street Journal
US Department of State (press release) -Voice of America
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Africa|Equatorial Guinea: A Vice President Is Ordered to Forfeit Assets in the US - New York Times

Africa|Equatorial Guinea: A Vice President Is Ordered to Forfeit Assets in the US
New York Times
A federal judge in California announced a $30 million settlement on Friday between the United States and a vice president of Equatorial Guinea that requires him to forfeit his assets in the United States, including a collection of six life-size statues ...



Ophir completes drillstem test offshore Equatorial Guinea - Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Oil & Gas Technology

Ophir completes drillstem test offshore Equatorial Guinea
Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine
LONDON Ophir Energy plc has completed a drillstem test (DST) on the Fortuna-2 well in block R offshore Equatorial Guinea. After drilling and coring the well, a DST was conducted to prove the deliverability of the Fortuna gas field. The DST achieved a ...
Ophir heads towards FLNG development offshore Equatorial GuineaOil & Gas Technology
Ophir Energy pleased with test at Guinea gas fieldStock Market Wire

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African dictator's son forced to hand back $30m in assets to people of ... - Daily Mail

The Week Magazine

African dictator's son forced to hand back $30m in assets to people of ...
Daily Mail
The Malibu-based playboy son of an African dictator is being forced to surrender more than $30million worth of his assets after allegedly stealing money from his own country. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of the Equatorial Guinea president ...
US Government Settles 'Corruption-Fueled Spending Spree' By Equatorial ...SaharaReporters.com
US: Equatorial Guinea official must sell Malibu mansion, Michael Jackson ...The Week Magazine
Equatorial Guinea Vice President Forfeits Mansion to Save Michael Jackson ...artnet News
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Equatorial Guinea Recovers Boeing 777 Carrier - AllAfrica.com

Equatorial Guinea Recovers Boeing 777 Carrier
AllAfrica.com
Equatorial Guinea has recovered the Boeing 777 Carrier belonging to the national airlines company CEIBA, seized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in a case pitting the State against the British company BTP Fitzpatrick GE Ltd. The State ...



BRIEF-Ophir confident on Equatorial Guinea project after successful test - Reuters Africa

BRIEF-Ophir confident on Equatorial Guinea project after successful test
Reuters Africa
Oct 21 (Reuters) - Ophir Energy Plc. * Announces successful drill stem test (dst) on fortuna-2 well in block r, equatorial guinea. * This excellent flow rate confirms deliverability of first phase fortuna development and completes subsurface de-risking ...



Harris to supply Equatorial Guinea ATC system - Air Traffic Management

Harris to supply Equatorial Guinea ATC system
Air Traffic Management
This is the company's second ATC communications contract in Equatorial Guinea. Harris has supplied communications systems for a wide range of countries in the African region, including South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Algeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia.