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's President Obiang wins re-election - Business Insider

Business Insider

Equatorial Guinea's President Obiang wins re-election
Business Insider
DAKAR (Reuters) - Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has won re-election, securing 93.7 percent of votes cast in an April 24 poll to extend his 37-year rule over the Central African oil producer, a government statement said on Thursday.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema reelected President of Equatorial GuineaPrensa Latina
President Obiang maintains his hold on power in Equatorial Guinea's electionThe World Weekly
The World's Longest-Serving President Just Won Another Term in OfficeVICE News
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Equatorial Guinea: President Obiang Nguema re-elected with 93.7% of vote - BBC News

BBC News

Equatorial Guinea: President Obiang Nguema re-elected with 93.7% of vote
BBC News
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has been re-elected with 93.7% of the vote in Sunday's election, according to official results. Observers said polling day was peaceful and without incident, but the opposition claimed at least 200 of ...
Equatorial Guinea's Nguema wins sixth term with 93.7% of votesAfricaNews
Equatorial Guinea president extends 36-year ruleDeutsche Welle
Equatorial Guinea's Obiang re-elected with 93.7%. Turn out was 93.7%. The next two got only 1.5%Mail & Guardian Africa

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World's longest-serving president wins sixth term in Equatorial Guinea with 99% of the vote - The Independent

The Independent

World's longest-serving president wins sixth term in Equatorial Guinea with 99% of the vote
The Independent
Teodoro Obiang Nguema has never received less than 97 per cent of the vote in an election. On Monday, with partial results indicating that 99.2 per cent of the vote has gone in his favour, Equatorial Guinea's leader was surely all set for another seven ...
Equatorial Guinea's Obiang Poised to Extend 37-year RuleVoice of America
Equatorial Guinea's Dictator To Win Election In Landslide Following Crackdown On Media And Civil SocietySaharaReporters.com
Equatorial Guinea politician and 200 supporters 'under house arrest'The Sun Daily
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UPDATE 2-Ophir ends talks with Schlumberger over Equatorial Guinea project - Reuters UK

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UPDATE 2-Ophir ends talks with Schlumberger over Equatorial Guinea project
Reuters UK
April 29 Ophir Energy Plc said it had ended talks to partner with Schlumberger on its Fortuna project in Equatorial Guinea, leaving the oil and gas explorer to hunt for alternatives to move the project forward. Ophir said it had been unable to complete ...
Ophir Energy loses a fifth of its value as Schlumberger deal collapsesThe Guardian
Ophir ends talks with Schlumberger over Fortuna project dealReuters
Ophir Drops to Record Low After Schlumberger Exits Fortuna LNGBloomberg
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Equatorial Guinea Election Expected to Extend President's 37-Year Rule - The Wire

The Wire

Equatorial Guinea Election Expected to Extend President's 37-Year Rule
The Wire
Dakar: Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang is expected to extend his 37-year rule after elections were held on April 24, which he says will give him more than 90% of the vote. Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader, has ruled the former Spanish ...
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Expected To Extend 37-Year RuleInternational Business Times
Obiang Has 99% of Equatorial Guinea Vote in Early Election CountBloomberg
Equatorial Guinea Goes to the Poll SundayVoice of America
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Elections likely to endorse authoritarian regime in Equatorial Guinea - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Elections likely to endorse authoritarian regime in Equatorial Guinea
Deutsche Welle
Punta Europa is one of the largest oil fields in Equatorial Guinea. It's situated in the north of Bioko Island, 200 kilometers away from the mainland on central Africa's western coast. The island is also home to the nation's capital, Malabo. The ...

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Equatorial Guinea heads to the polls on Sunday - AfricaNews

AfricaNews

Equatorial Guinea heads to the polls on Sunday
AfricaNews
The significant element found in this campaign is the absence of the opposition in these meetings, Seikhou Amadou Tiany, Ambassador of Guinea in Equatorial Guinea said. For the Equatorial Guinean people, the future winners of these elections will have ...
Equatorial Guinea: Severe Crackdown On Opposition and MediaAllAfrica.com
Equatorial Guinea: Election campaigning underwayMedafrica Times

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Six 'newcomers' to face Equatorial Guinea president in April 24 election - AfricaNews

AfricaNews

Six 'newcomers' to face Equatorial Guinea president in April 24 election
AfricaNews
Equatorial Guinea's President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, will face six candidates in the April 24 presidential election, in the absence of the main opposition parties. After the validation and proclamation of four candidates on March 30, the National ...



Presidential campaigns begin in Equatorial Guinea - AfricaNews

AfricaNews

Presidential campaigns begin in Equatorial Guinea
AfricaNews
Campaign is ongoing in Equatorial Guinea as the country prepares to vote in its presidential election scheduled for April 24. Teodoro Obiang Nguema who enjoys the support of ten coalition opposition parties will be challenged by six candidates in the ...
Equatorial Guinea Says on Track for Presidential VoteBloomberg

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Teodoro Obiang Nguema: Equatorial Guinea's President wins re-election - Pulse Nigeria

Pulse Nigeria

Teodoro Obiang Nguema: Equatorial Guinea's President wins re-election
Pulse Nigeria
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo inspects a guard of honour upon his arrival at play Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo inspects a guard of honour upon his arrival at the presidential airport in ...