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: Halt Prisoner Torture - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea: Halt Prisoner Torture
Human Rights Watch
Equatorial Guinea next week should denounce torture, corruption, and other serious human rights abuses in the country, EG Justice and Human Rights Watch said today. Obiang will participate in Obama's US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, from ...

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Equatorial Guinea Highlights Gains In Health Sector - PharmiWeb.com (press release)

Equatorial Guinea Highlights Gains In Health Sector
PharmiWeb.com (press release)
MALABO Equatorial Guinea Aug. 21 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's infant mortality rate has decreased from 111 in 1994 to 65 per one thousand in 2011 said the country's Health Secretary of State Maria del Carmen Andeme Ela.



Prenatal care for pregnant women increases from 61 to 91.3%, highlights ... - News-Medical.net

Prenatal care for pregnant women increases from 61 to 91.3%, highlights ...
News-Medical.net
Equatorial Guinea's infant mortality rate has decreased from 111 in 1994 to 65 per one thousand in 2011, said the country's Health Secretary of State, Maria del Carmen Andeme Ela. She also reported that the percentage of pregnant women receiving ...
Equatorial Guinea Invests In Social WelfarePR Newswire (press release)

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Equatorial Guinea launches Ebola prevention campaign - eTurboNews

eTurboNews

Equatorial Guinea launches Ebola prevention campaign
eTurboNews
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea - The government of Equatorial Guinea has created a national health crisis committee as part of its efforts to mount a campaign to prevent the spread of ebola to the country. The ebola prevention campaign aims to purchase the ...

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SA can save Equatorial Guinea - Mail & Guardian Online

SA can save Equatorial Guinea
Mail & Guardian Online
I have always thought of the new South Africa as a beacon of freedom and democracy, and more recently as a continental leader. But the ongoing rapprochement between the governments of South Africa and Equatorial Guinea has called my judgment into ...

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The Business of Selling Equatorial Guinea to Investors - Huffington Post

The Business of Selling Equatorial Guinea to Investors
Huffington Post
Life expectancy in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, which has a per-capita income equivalent to Portugal's, is 53, compared with 80 in Portugal and 63 in neighboring Gabon, according to World Bank statistics from 2012. Despite tremendous resources ...
AfDB to Contribute to Capacity Building in Equatorial GuineaAllAfrica.com
Equatorial Guinea Participates In Leader Sessions During U.S.-Africa Leaders ...SYS-CON Media (press release)
Obiang Highlights Opportunities For American Investors At Forum Held In ...PR Newswire (press release)
Human Rights Watch -Virtual Press Office (press release)
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Ebola virus outbreak: Equatorial Guinea temporarily suspends visas, regional ... - News-Medical.net

Ebola virus outbreak: Equatorial Guinea temporarily suspends visas, regional ...
News-Medical.net
The government of Equatorial Guinea has temporarily suspended the issuance of visas from neighboring countries and cancelled regionals flights by its national air carrier, Ceiba International, as measures to protect the country against the spread of ...
Equatorial Guinea suspends visas, regional flightseTurboNews

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United States and Equatorial Guinea Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement - US Department of State (press release)

United States and Equatorial Guinea Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement
US Department of State (press release)
On August 7 in Washington, DC, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Assistant Secretary Charles Rivkin and Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Agapito Mba Mokuy signed an Open Skies air services agreement that will ...
US, Equatorial Guinea sign Open Skies AgreementKuwait News Agency

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Equatorial Guinea's president calls on American businesses to support efforts ... - Vaccine News Daily

Vaccine News Daily

Equatorial Guinea's president calls on American businesses to support efforts ...
Vaccine News Daily
Equatorial Guinea is in the process of finalizing an agreement with our partners and Sanaria, an American biotechnology company specialized in malaria vaccination, to reach our objective to eradicate malaria not only from our country but the world ...
Equatorial Guinea Minister Obiang Lima Meets With U.S. Congresswoman FudgeSYS-CON Media (press release)

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How To Sell Business In Equatorial Guinea To Investors - AFKInsider

How To Sell Business In Equatorial Guinea To Investors
AFKInsider
The US-Africa Summit wrapped, but that wasn't the end of the fanfare for one of its most controversial participants. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, the world's longest serving non-royal head of state, was honored at an ...