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

Information

Introduction

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.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Equatorial Guinea - Wikipedia
Equatorial Guinea - CIA World Fact Book
Equatorial Guinea - BBC
Equatorial Guinea - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
Equatorial Guinea committed to raising standard in hospitality - Ghana News Agency

Ghana News Agency

Equatorial Guinea committed to raising standard in hospitality
Ghana News Agency
Accra, March 26, GNA - Mr Jesus Mba Bela Abaha, the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Ghana at the weekend indicated the commitment of Equatorial Guinea towards improved hospitality in Africa. He said it formed part of the vision of the President ...

and more »


EQUATORIAL GUINEA/SOUTH SUDAN : Gabriel Lima goes all out on oil diplomacy - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

EQUATORIAL GUINEA/SOUTH SUDAN : Gabriel Lima goes all out on oil diplomacy
Africa Intelligence (subscription)
As we announced, Equatorial Guinean president Gabriel Obiang Lima signed an assistance memorandum of understanding in the oil sector with his South Sudanese counterpart Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth on March 20 in Juba (AEI 789). According to our sources, ...



PICS: Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh works on farm in Equatorial Guinea - News24

News24

PICS: Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh works on farm in Equatorial Guinea
News24
Cape Town Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media. Jammeh is shown working on a farm, and talking to a man believed to be Equatorial Guinea's long-time leader ...
World Former Gambian Dictator, Yahya Jammeh Turns Farmer In Equatorial Guinea [SEE PHOTOS]Nigerian Bulletin
Gambia to Set Up Truth and Reconciliation CommissionVoice of America

all 49 news articles »


Angola: Equatorial Guinea President in Angola to Strengthen Co-Operation - AllAfrica.com

Angola: Equatorial Guinea President in Angola to Strengthen Co-Operation
AllAfrica.com
Luanda The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, arrived on Monday morning in Luanda, for a 24-hour visit to Angola, during which he will hold a meeting with his Angolan counterpart, Jos Eduardo dos Santos, in the ambit ...



Exiled Yahya Jammeh works on Equatorial Guinea farm 'for the ... - africanews

africanews

Exiled Yahya Jammeh works on Equatorial Guinea farm 'for the ...
africanews
Pictures of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh who is in exile in the Equatorial Guinea show him on a farm in the Central African country clearing the ...

and more »


The Equatorial Guinea and South Sudan seal oil deal - africanews

africanews

The Equatorial Guinea and South Sudan seal oil deal
africanews
South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea on Monday unveiled an oil and gas partnership. The deal was announced in Juba following the visit of the Equatorial Guinea oil minister, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima. South Sudan Oil minister Ezekiel Gatkuoth Lol in a ...



Equatorial Guinea trying to overturn Women's World Cup ban - ESPN FC

ESPN FC

Equatorial Guinea trying to overturn Women's World Cup ban
ESPN FC
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The Equatorial Guinea soccer federation appeared at sport's highest court Thursday in an effort to overturn their exclusion from the 2019 Women's World Cup in a case of a player's forged documents. The Court of Arbitration for ...

and more »


South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea to collaborate on African oil and gas - WorldOil (subscription)

News Ghana

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea to collaborate on African oil and gas
WorldOil (subscription)
The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima and South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum H.E. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth. The two nations will use the new partnership as a ...
Gabriel Obiang Lima seals oil alliance with Juba - EQUATORIAL ...Africa Intelligence (subscription)
Equatorial Guinea to support capacity building for South Sudan's oil ...News Ghana

all 3 news articles »


South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Seal Oil, Gas Deal - AllAfrica.com

Footprint to Africa - Business and Financial News (press release) (registration) (blog)

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Seal Oil, Gas Deal
AllAfrica.com
South Sudan is proud to share its experiences with Equatorial Guinea, and to learn from them," said Mr Lol. "The petroleum industry is crucial to our nation's development. This agreement signals our dedication to investing in the sector as a driver for ...
South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Establish Bilateral Relations on Oil and GasFootprint to Africa - Business and Financial News (press release) (registration) (blog)
S. Sudan, Eq. Guinea Enter Petroleum PartnershipOilVoice

all 81 news articles »


Criminals must know they can be killed - Equatorial Guinea President warns - africanews

africanews

Criminals must know they can be killed - Equatorial Guinea President warns
africanews
Teodoro Obiang Nguema said he also wanted to see the difficulties of the people and to see the progress of public works. Oil-rich Equatorial Guinea is one of Africa's largest oil exporters, but most of its 740,000 inhabitants are said to be living in ...