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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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.

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

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Former Equatorial Guinea army chief jailed 18 years - Africanews EnglishFormer Equatorial Guinea army chief jailed 18 years  Africanews English

Swiss auction off supercars of Equatorial Guinea leaders son - BBC NewsSwiss auction off supercars of Equatorial Guinea leaders son  BBC News

Equatorial Guinea prepares for new era for oil - Petroleum EconomistEquatorial Guinea prepares for new era for oil  Petroleum Economist

Equatorial Guinea says currency caps will hurt Gulf of Guinea energy prospects - ReutersEquatorial Guinea says currency caps will hurt Gulf of Guinea energy prospects  Reuters

GIEWS Country Brief: Equatorial Guinea 16-October-2019 - Equatorial Guinea - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Equatorial Guinea 16-October-2019 - Equatorial Guinea  ReliefWeb

Equatorial Guinea pitches for investment - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceEquatorial Guinea pitches for investment - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Equatorial Guinea launches 2020 investment agenda with the African Energy Chamber - WorldOilEquatorial Guinea launches 2020 investment agenda with the African Energy Chamber  WorldOil

WATCH | These seized cars from the Equatorial Guinea president's son sold for millions! - Wheels24WATCH | These seized cars from the Equatorial Guinea president's son sold for millions!  Wheels24

Cameroon opens consulate in Equatorial Guinea - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCameroon opens consulate in Equatorial Guinea - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Congratulatory messages extended to Equatorial Guinea - Nhan Dan OnlineCongratulatory messages extended to Equatorial Guinea  Nhan Dan Online

Equatorial Guinea carries Year of Investment initiative into 2020 - ESI AfricaEquatorial Guinea carries Year of Investment initiative into 2020  ESI Africa

Equatorial Guinea: Angel Lopez steps down as national coach - BBC NewsEquatorial Guinea: Angel Lopez steps down as national coach  BBC News

Swiss Sell Luxury Cars of Equatorial Guinea's VP - OCCRPSwiss Sell Luxury Cars of Equatorial Guinea's VP  OCCRP

Equatorial Guinea VP's supercars sold for $27m at Swiss auction - Africanews EnglishEquatorial Guinea VP's supercars sold for $27m at Swiss auction  Africanews English

UAE leaders congratulate Equatorial Guinea on Independence Day - WAM ENUAE leaders congratulate Equatorial Guinea on Independence Day  WAM EN

Interview: Cooperation with China supports Africa on way to prosperity, says Equatorial Guinea president - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaInterview: Cooperation with China supports Africa on way to prosperity, says Equatorial Guinea president - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea gives thumps up to Bioko Malaria Program Award - Africanews EnglishMinistry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea gives thumps up to Bioko Malaria Program Award  Africanews English

Equatorial Guinea launches aggressive 2020 Investment Agenda with the African Energy Chamber - Viet Nam NewsEquatorial Guinea launches aggressive 2020 Investment Agenda with the African Energy Chamber  Viet Nam News

Equatorial Guinea launches Year of Investment 2020 with AEC - African ReviewEquatorial Guinea launches Year of Investment 2020 with AEC  African Review

Four popular people you didn't know are from Equatorial Guinea - Face2Face AfricaFour popular people you didn't know are from Equatorial Guinea  Face2Face Africa

Luxury cars seized from Teodorin Obiang Nguema sell for millions - QuartzLuxury cars seized from Teodorin Obiang Nguema sell for millions  Quartz

Multi-million-pound collection of supercars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president is auctioned off - Telegraph.co.ukMulti-million-pound collection of supercars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president is auctioned off  Telegraph.co.uk

Equatorial Guinea VP's 25 Seized Exotics Sold For $27 Million At Auction - Yahoo NewsEquatorial Guinea VP's 25 Seized Exotics Sold For $27 Million At Auction  Yahoo News

75 fine cars seized from Equatorial Guinea president's son go to auction - Autoblog75 fine cars seized from Equatorial Guinea president's son go to auction  Autoblog

Grard Romero becomes director of Air France-KLM Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea - Business in CameroonGrard Romero becomes director of Air France-KLM Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea  Business in Cameroon

AOP launches South Africa, Angola, Senegal & Equatorial Guinea investment reports at 2019 conference - Africa Oil & PowerAOP launches South Africa, Angola, Senegal & Equatorial Guinea investment reports at 2019 conference  Africa Oil & Power

Equatorial Guinea signs Lusophone Compact: new milestone in initiative to accelerate sustainable private sector development - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaEquatorial Guinea signs Lusophone Compact: new milestone in initiative to accelerate sustainable private sector development  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

Another day another FIFA $ thief. Equatorial Guinea's Edjang banned - Inside World FootballAnother day another FIFA $ thief. Equatorial Guinea's Edjang banned  Inside World Football

The 5th GECF Summit Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - Africa.comThe 5th GECF Summit Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Africa.com

Africa's international crimes court is still a pipe dream - World - ReliefWebAfrica's international crimes court is still a pipe dream - World  ReliefWeb

Tobi Olanrewaju: Equatorial Guinea defender joins Sporting de Huelva from Rivers Angels - Goal.comTobi Olanrewaju: Equatorial Guinea defender joins Sporting de Huelva from Rivers Angels  Goal.com

This Lamborghini seized from an African dictator's son just became the most expensive ever sold - Business Insider South AfricaThis Lamborghini seized from an African dictator's son just became the most expensive ever sold  Business Insider South Africa

10 Of The Coolest Cars Seized From The VP Of Equatorial Guinea - HotCars10 Of The Coolest Cars Seized From The VP Of Equatorial Guinea  HotCars

Violent Conflicts, Looting Reported in Cameroon Commercial Town of Sangmelima - VOA NewsViolent Conflicts, Looting Reported in Cameroon Commercial Town of Sangmelima  VOA News

Mauricio Umansky Addresses His Recent Lawsuit - BravoMauricio Umansky Addresses His Recent Lawsuit  Bravo

A Hispanic American at US Embassy Malabo - Africanews EnglishA Hispanic American at US Embassy Malabo  Africanews English

Barcelona star Oshoala hails Banda and Bohos exploits ahead of Logrono clash - Goal.comBarcelona star Oshoala hails Banda and Bohos exploits ahead of Logrono clash  Goal.com

How to hide a billion dollars - The EconomistHow to hide a billion dollars  The Economist

A Tiny Tyranny in Equatorial Guinea Sustained by Oil Riches - BloombergA Tiny Tyranny in Equatorial Guinea Sustained by Oil Riches  Bloomberg

AU Convention is finally part of Rwandan law - The New TimesAU Convention is finally part of Rwandan law  The New Times

Equatorial Guinea May Reach Deals With Russia's Gazprom, Lukoil, Rosneft in Oct - Minister - UrduPoint NewsEquatorial Guinea May Reach Deals With Russia's Gazprom, Lukoil, Rosneft in Oct - Minister  UrduPoint News

Xenophobia isn't unique to South Africa - IOLXenophobia isn't unique to South Africa  IOL

6 matches to AFCON qualification for Bafana ... starting next month! - Sport246 matches to AFCON qualification for Bafana ... starting next month!  Sport24

Equatorial Guinea: 40 years of repression and rule of fear highlights human rights crisis - Amnesty InternationalEquatorial Guinea: 40 years of repression and rule of fear highlights human rights crisis  Amnesty International

Equatorial Guinea building Trump border wall with Cameroon - Quartz AfricaEquatorial Guinea building Trump border wall with Cameroon  Quartz Africa

September 2019: Earth's Warmest September on Record - Scientific AmericanSeptember 2019: Earth's Warmest September on Record  Scientific American

Equatorial Guinea Visit by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (27-28.07.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires trangres - France DiplomatieEquatorial Guinea Visit by Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (27-28.07.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministre de l'Europe et des Affaires trangres  France Diplomatie

Why African nations close borders: Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Eritrea - Africanews EnglishWhy African nations close borders: Nigeria, Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Eritrea  Africanews English

Noble Energy makes oil discovery off Equatorial Guinea: minister - ReutersNoble Energy makes oil discovery off Equatorial Guinea: minister  Reuters

The Anniversary that Shouldn't Be: 40 Years of President Obiang in Equatorial Guinea - Human Rights WatchThe Anniversary that Shouldn't Be: 40 Years of President Obiang in Equatorial Guinea  Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea: Dissolution of an NGO shows escalating crackdown on civil society - Amnesty InternationalEquatorial Guinea: Dissolution of an NGO shows escalating crackdown on civil society  Amnesty International

Noble Energy Makes New Equatorial Guinea Petroleum Discovery - Africanews EnglishNoble Energy Makes New Equatorial Guinea Petroleum Discovery  Africanews English

Internet a distant dream for many in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea - Mail and GuardianInternet a distant dream for many in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea  Mail and Guardian

OPECs Smallest Member Is Banking on a $700 Million IMF Deal by 2020 - BloombergOPECs Smallest Member Is Banking on a $700 Million IMF Deal by 2020  Bloomberg

Equatorial Guinea's Border Wall Plans Provoke Anger in Cameroon - VOA NewsEquatorial Guinea's Border Wall Plans Provoke Anger in Cameroon  VOA News

Neoliberalism and the march of impunity in Equatorial Guinea - Mail and GuardianNeoliberalism and the march of impunity in Equatorial Guinea  Mail and Guardian

OPEC's Equatorial Guinea banking on a $700 million IMF deal by 2020 - WorldOilOPEC's Equatorial Guinea banking on a $700 million IMF deal by 2020  WorldOil

What if Equatorial Guinea Kept Its Promises on Human Rights? - Human Rights WatchWhat if Equatorial Guinea Kept Its Promises on Human Rights?  Human Rights Watch

CORRECTED-Noble Energy makes oil discovery off Equatorial Guinea -minister - ReutersCORRECTED-Noble Energy makes oil discovery off Equatorial Guinea -minister  Reuters

Public housing in Equatorial Guinea a mirage for the poorest - FRANCE 24Public housing in Equatorial Guinea a mirage for the poorest  FRANCE 24

Equatorial Guinea Sentences 112 to Jail for Plot to Kill Leader - BloombergEquatorial Guinea Sentences 112 to Jail for Plot to Kill Leader  Bloomberg

Equatorial Guinea's president to mark 40 years in power - Mail and GuardianEquatorial Guinea's president to mark 40 years in power  Mail and Guardian

What's behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian border wall plan? - DW (English)What's behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian border wall plan?  DW (English)

Equatorial Guinea frees journalists held after judge interview - News24Equatorial Guinea frees journalists held after judge interview  News24

Equatorial Guinea: UN Review Should Highlight Abuses - Human Rights WatchEquatorial Guinea: UN Review Should Highlight Abuses  Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea: A Move to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group - Human Rights WatchEquatorial Guinea: A Move to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group  Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea touted favourable economic indicators at WEF - ESI AfricaEquatorial Guinea touted favourable economic indicators at WEF  ESI Africa

Equatorial Guinea struggles for place in world tourism - FRANCE 24Equatorial Guinea struggles for place in world tourism  FRANCE 24

Universal Periodic Review 33: Equatorial Guinea - GOV.UKUniversal Periodic Review 33: Equatorial Guinea  GOV.UK

Equatorial Guinea plans to boost oil output starting this month: oil minister - S&P GlobalEquatorial Guinea plans to boost oil output starting this month: oil minister  S&P Global

Malabo's dash for gas in Equatorial Guinea - Petroleum EconomistMalabo's dash for gas in Equatorial Guinea  Petroleum Economist

Equatorial Guinea: President Nguema's 'gruesome' 40 years of human rights abuses - Amnesty International UKEquatorial Guinea: President Nguema's 'gruesome' 40 years of human rights abuses  Amnesty International UK

Equatorial Guinea Hopes to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group - OCCRPEquatorial Guinea Hopes to Rejoin Anti-Corruption Group  OCCRP

Equatorial Guinea: Presidential announcement a welcome step towards abolishing the death penalty - Amnesty InternationalEquatorial Guinea: Presidential announcement a welcome step towards abolishing the death penalty  Amnesty International

Equatorial Guinea: Prominent human rights activist banned from receiving Franco-German prize - Amnesty InternationalEquatorial Guinea: Prominent human rights activist banned from receiving Franco-German prize  Amnesty International

Equatorial Guinea hosts the 11th Africa Taskforce on Food and Nutrition for Development (ATFFND) - World - ReliefWebEquatorial Guinea hosts the 11th Africa Taskforce on Food and Nutrition for Development (ATFFND) - World  ReliefWeb

Presidential Memorandum on Determination with Respect to the Efforts of Foreign Governments Regarding Trafficking in Persons - Imperial Valley NewsPresidential Memorandum on Determination with Respect to the Efforts of Foreign Governments Regarding Trafficking in Persons  Imperial Valley News

Equatorial Guinea: Oil to wealth - Africanews EnglishEquatorial Guinea: Oil to wealth  Africanews English

Equatorial Guinea: Rights lawyer faces bogus charges - Amnesty InternationalEquatorial Guinea: Rights lawyer faces bogus charges  Amnesty International

Equatorial Guinea's border wall plans angers Cameroon army chief - Africanews EnglishEquatorial Guinea's border wall plans angers Cameroon army chief  Africanews English

Reed Brody on Why it Will be Harder for Equatorial Guinea to Not Hand Over Jammeh When the Time Comes - Human Rights WatchReed Brody on Why it Will be Harder for Equatorial Guinea to Not Hand Over Jammeh When the Time Comes  Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea poised to become a regional gas hub - ESI AfricaEquatorial Guinea poised to become a regional gas hub  ESI Africa

Equatorial Guinea struggles for a place in world tourism - Business DayEquatorial Guinea struggles for a place in world tourism  Business Day

Equatorial Guinea says US billionaire Soros playing "global chess game" - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEquatorial Guinea says US billionaire Soros playing "global chess game" - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Equatorial Guinea plans oil/gas licensing round next year: oil minister - S&P GlobalEquatorial Guinea plans oil/gas licensing round next year: oil minister  S&P Global

Equatorial Guinea: Human rights defenders facing arbitrary arrests, attacks and persecution - Amnesty InternationalEquatorial Guinea: Human rights defenders facing arbitrary arrests, attacks and persecution  Amnesty International

MDL wins pipelay work offshore Equatorial Guinea - WorldOilMDL wins pipelay work offshore Equatorial Guinea  WorldOil

Equatorial Guinea include 16-year-old Luis Miguel Nlavo - BBC NewsEquatorial Guinea include 16-year-old Luis Miguel Nlavo  BBC News

Interview: Equatorial Guinea targets joint offshore project with Cameroon - S&P Global PlattsInterview: Equatorial Guinea targets joint offshore project with Cameroon  S&P Global Platts

Equatorial Guinea seeks oil and gas investment [Business Africa] - Africanews EnglishEquatorial Guinea seeks oil and gas investment [Business Africa]  Africanews English

E.Guinea Holds Journalists for 'Work They Shouldn't Have Done' - VOA NewsE.Guinea Holds Journalists for 'Work They Shouldn't Have Done'  VOA News

Chinese energy companies push to acquire assets in Equatorial Guinea - WorldOilChinese energy companies push to acquire assets in Equatorial Guinea  WorldOil

Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant - ESI AfricaEquatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant  ESI Africa

Equatorial Guinea: What's Behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian Border Wall Plan? - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsEquatorial Guinea: What's Behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian Border Wall Plan?  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Equatorial Guinea president's brother dies - africanewsEquatorial Guinea president's brother dies  africanews

Hopes of deporting Gambia's exiled dictator from Equatorial Guinea fade with video of NYE despots' dance - The TelegraphHopes of deporting Gambia's exiled dictator from Equatorial Guinea fade with video of NYE despots' dance  The Telegraph

Equatorial Guinea Unveils Oil and Gas and First Mining Round - Africa Oil & PowerEquatorial Guinea Unveils Oil and Gas and First Mining Round  Africa Oil & Power

Noble Energy approves Alen gas development offshore Equatorial Guinea - Offshore TechnologyNoble Energy approves Alen gas development offshore Equatorial Guinea  Offshore Technology

Equatorial Guinea to offer Ophir's old oil and gas block in April auction - ReutersEquatorial Guinea to offer Ophir's old oil and gas block in April auction  Reuters

Twenty-seven blocks offered in latest Equatorial Guinea bid round - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineTwenty-seven blocks offered in latest Equatorial Guinea bid round  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine