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
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Estoril forward Javier Balboa used to play for Real MadridBBC Sport
Hosts Equatorial Guinea reach ANC semis with help of late penalty decisionESPN FC
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Afcon quarter-final: Tunisia v Eq Guinea - BBC Sport

Afcon quarter-final: Tunisia v Eq Guinea
BBC Sport
It didn't seem probable with 89 minutes gone in this match. But it is Equatorial Guinea who advance to the semis, where they will face Guinea or Ghana. We'll be back tomorrow for more quarter-final action. Join us for Ghana v Guinea at around 15:30 GMT.



Hosts Equatorial Guinea edge Tunisia after extra-time to advance to semi-final - RTE.ie

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Hosts Equatorial Guinea edge Tunisia after extra-time to advance to semi-final
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Javier Balboa was the hero for Equatorial Guinea as his curling extra-time free-kick sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a dramatic 2-1 win over Tunisia. Balboa had sent the match into extra time after he scored a ...



Live Commentary: Tunisia 1-2 Equatorial Guinea (AET) - as it happened - Sports Mole

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Live Commentary: Tunisia 1-2 Equatorial Guinea (AET) - as it happened
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6.36pmEquatorial Guinea are looking to make history by advancing to the semi-final stage of the competition for the first time. The host nation did reach the quarter-final stage in 2012, but Esteban Becker's side will be determined to go at least one ...



Win 'almost a miracle' says Equatorial Guinea coach - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Win 'almost a miracle' says Equatorial Guinea coach
Daily Mail
Esteban Becker refused to get into a debate about the referee after his Equatorial Guinea side beat Tunisia 2-1 after extra time in a contoversial Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final on Saturday. The tournament hosts trailed heading into injury time in ...



Tunisia - Equatorial Guinea Preview: Favourites wary of hosts - Goal.com

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Tunisia - Equatorial Guinea Preview: Favourites wary of hosts
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Tunisia coach Georges Leekens knows Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against hosts Equatorial Guinea will not be easy. Equatorial Guinea, who stepped up to host the event at the last minute, were given little chance of getting through ...



ACN: Equatorial Guinea and Congo are through to the semis after a day of high ... - SkySports

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ACN: Equatorial Guinea and Congo are through to the semis after a day of high ...
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Tunisia led 1-0 in stoppage time at the end of the match but Equatorial Guinea were then awarded an extremely contentious penalty and former Real Madrid winger Javier Balboa converted it to force extra-time. And the same player then scored with a ...



Tunisia 1-2 (AET) Equatorial Guinea: Balboa lands knockout blow to send host ... - Goal.com

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Tunisia 1-2 (AET) Equatorial Guinea: Balboa lands knockout blow to send host ...
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Having looked unlikely to find the net for much of the encounter, Equatorial Guinea drew level when Balboa held his nerve to slot home from the spot. And Balboa delivered the knockout blow 12 minutes into the additional 30 - finding the top right-hand ...



Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia to reach semis - Zee News

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Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia to reach semis
Zee News
Bata: Former Real Madrid winger Javier Balboa scored twice as hosts Equatorial Guinea reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals with a stunning 2-1 extra-time victory over Tunisia on Saturday. The quarter-final winner came 12 minutes into extra ...



Eq. Guinea into African Cup semis after contentious penalty - The State

The State

Eq. Guinea into African Cup semis after contentious penalty
The State
BATA, Equatorial Guinea Host Equatorial Guinea benefited from a hotly disputed penalty in the last minute of normal time to go on and beat Tunisia 2-1 in extra time in the African Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad ...