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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Equatorial Guinea May Become Next New OPEC Member - OilPrice.com

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Equatorial Guinea May Become Next New OPEC Member
OilPrice.com
As Africa's third-largest oil producer and one of the non-OPEC-member producers that has agreed to cut output in the first half of 2017, Equatorial Guinea would become the sixth member of OPEC from Africa. The country's membership in OPEC would help to ...
Equatorial Guinea applies to join OPEC in 2017AZERTAC News
Equatorial Guinea moves to join OPECTVC News
Equatorial Guinea makes bid for OPEC membershipTrend News Agency
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Equatorial Guinea Applies to Join OPEC - Wall Street Journal

Equatorial Guinea Applies to Join OPEC
Wall Street Journal
Equatorial Guinea said Monday it had applied to join OPEC, in a sign of the cartel's renewed clout following its first output cuts in eight years. The African oil-rich nation was part of a group of 11 producers that agreed to join the Organization of ...



Unease in Equatorial Guinea over exiled Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh - ITV News

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Unease in Equatorial Guinea over exiled Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh
ITV News
Equatorial Guinea's opposition has strongly criticised the government's choice to welcome former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to their country. Jammah flew to the central African nation after sparking a political crisis in The Gambia having ...
Equatorial Guinea opposition denounces arrival of JammehIndependent Online
Equatorial Guinea stays silent on Jammeh's presenceYahoo News
Jammeh's presence angers Equatorial Guinea's opposition partiesafricanews
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Equatorial Guinea Yahya Jammeh's 'Ideal Refuge' - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

Equatorial Guinea Yahya Jammeh's 'Ideal Refuge'
ZimEye - Zimbabwe News
The Gambia's ex-president Yahya Jammeh should feel quite at home in Equatorial Guinea as the guest of Africa's longest serving and perhaps most kleptocratic dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mabasongo. Especially if allegations are true of Jammeh ...
Teddy Nguema: Meet the son of an African dictator who lives like James BondNigeria Today

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Equatorial Guinea Says Presents Offer To Become OPEC Member In 2017 - Rigzone

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Equatorial Guinea Says Presents Offer To Become OPEC Member In 2017
Rigzone
3 oil producer Equatorial Guinea has presented an offer to join the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) this year and has agreed to production cuts, its energy ministry said on Monday. If Equatorial Guinea was to join OPEC, it ...
Equatorial Guinea has applied to join OPEC: OPEC sourceReuters
Equatorial Guinea agree to cut production and present offer to join OPECOil Review Africa
Equatorial Guinea wants to join OpecArgus Media
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Defeated Gambian leader Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial Guinea - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Defeated Gambian leader Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial Guinea
FRANCE 24
Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said. His exit ends rising ...
The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial Guinea amid rising tensionsABC Online
Gambian leader, Jammeh, has flown into exile, bound for Equatorial GuineaDeutsche Welle
Yahya Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial GuineaDaily Nation

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Yahya Jammeh heads to exile in Equatorial Guinea - ITV News

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Yahya Jammeh heads to exile in Equatorial Guinea
ITV News
The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh is to go into exile in Equatorial Guinea, following a stop in Guinea, after stepping down from office, according to ECOWAS president Marcel de Souza. The West African regional bloc, which sent 7,000 troops into ...



Gambia's Jammeh heads to exile in Equatorial Guinea: ECOWAS - Reuters

Gambia's Jammeh heads to exile in Equatorial Guinea: ECOWAS
Reuters
DAKAR Gambia's former authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh was heading to exile in Equatorial Guinea with a stop in Guinea after he stepped down in the face of pressure from West African states to recognize his election defeat, the regional bloc ECOWAS ...



Equatorial Guinea's Cronos Airlines boosts Embraer fleet - ch-aviation

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Equatorial Guinea's Cronos Airlines boosts Embraer fleet
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Equatorial Guinea's Cronos Airlines boosts Embraer fleet. Cronus Airlines BAe 146-200 Cronus Airlines. 12 hours ago. This article is only available for ch-aviation pro subscribers. Find out more Try now Login ...



Equatorial Guinea presents offer to join OPEC in 2017 - BizNis Africa

Equatorial Guinea presents offer to join OPEC in 2017
BizNis Africa
For decades, Equatorial Guinea has achieved a sterling track record as a dependable supplier of petroleum to consumers in all corners of the world. We firmly believe that Equatorial Guinea's interests are fully aligned with those of OPEC in serving ...