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
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Nations Cup 2015: Equatorial Guinea preparations underway - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Nations Cup 2015: Equatorial Guinea preparations underway
BBC Sport
Builders in Mongomo are working around the clock to finish one of the four stadiums which are due to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in just over a month. Mongomo, the hometown of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang (pictured), along with ...
Sahara Sports101 Guide To AFCON 2015 In Equatorial GuineaSaharaReporters.com
Speed at workEq.Guinea confident in AFCON readinessAllSports.com.gh
AFCON 2015 Stadiums : Nuevo Estadio de MalaboStarAfrica.com
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Afcon hosts Equatorial Guinea calls for calm amid Ebola fears - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Afcon hosts Equatorial Guinea calls for calm amid Ebola fears
Times LIVE
He was referring to criticism from opponents of Equatorial Guinea president Todoro Obiang Nguema who agreed to organise the tournament after original hosts Morocco were stripped of the tournament after insisting on a postponement due to the ongoing ...
Equatorial Guinea calls for calm amid Ebola fearsThe New Age Online

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Mashaba To Take Khune Risk? - Soccer Laduma

Soccer Laduma

Mashaba To Take Khune Risk?
Soccer Laduma
Will Shakes Mashaba Take Itumeleng Khune To Equatorial Guinea? By Soccer Laduma. Thumbs_up. 0 0 0 3. 318 /. SHARE. 16-facebook 16-twitter 16-googleplus. / Dec 17, 2014 04:24 PM. Default. Shakes Mashaba will name his preliminary Bafana Bafana ...

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Expect Change? Look At Equatorial Guinea... - Football365.com

Football365.com

Expect Change? Look At Equatorial Guinea...
Football365.com
Equatorial Guinea had previously been banned from January's competition for fielding an ineligible player in the preliminary rounds, an offence which they also committed in World Cup qualifying. However, with Morocco pulling out of staging the Cup of ...
Concerns raised in Equatorial Guinea over Nations CupNew Vision
Nyantakyi lauds Equatorial GuineaGhanaWeb
2015 Nations Cup: Equatorial Guinea to host tournamentBBC News
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Eaton to provide electrical equipment for microgrid in Equatorial Guinea - African Review

African Review

Eaton to provide electrical equipment for microgrid in Equatorial Guinea
African Review
Annobon-EG-micrgrid Annobon Province is located in Equatorial Guinea, and relies on off-grid electricity sources such as generators. (Image source: Eaton). Eaton would provide switchgear assemblies, circuit protection devices and power transformers ...



Equatorial Guinea's Genoveva Aonma is scared hosting Cup of Nations will ... - Soccer Gods

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Equatorial Guinea's Genoveva Aonma is scared hosting Cup of Nations will ...
Soccer Gods
After Morocco backed out of hosting January's tournament, Equatorial Guinea was named its replacement. It appears Morocco may have found a like-minded should in former African women's player of the year, two-time African Women's Championship ...
Genoveva Anonma raises Ebola concernsAllSports.com.gh
AFCON 2015: Ebola, not threatThe Nation Newspaper

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Equatorial Guinea: Turkey's new gate to Africa - Journal of Turkish Weekly

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Equatorial Guinea: Turkey's new gate to Africa
Journal of Turkish Weekly
From November 19-21, the Second Africa-Turkey Summit was held in Malabo, the capital city of Equatorial Guinea. The event gave birth to the Declaration that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his speech at the Summit, called a cornerstone for the ...
Equatorial Guinea's Cronos Airlines set for first ERJ-135ch-aviation

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All eyes on Equatorial Guinea, as CAF holds 2015 AFCON draws - The Guardian Nigeria

SBS - The World Game

All eyes on Equatorial Guinea, as CAF holds 2015 AFCON draws
The Guardian Nigeria
ALL eyes in Africa will be focused on Equatorial Guinea Wednesday as Malabo plays host to the draw for the Africa Cup of Nations just weeks after Morocco were stripped of the right to host the event. The traditional ceremony to determine the group ...
Equatorial Guinea struggles to ready itself for Cup of NationsSBS - The World Game
Hard part begins for CAN hosts Equatorial GuineaDaily Mail
Equatorial Guinea take centre stage for Afcon drawTimes LIVE

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Egypt to send doctors to Equatorial Guinea - Daily News Egypt

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Egypt to send doctors to Equatorial Guinea
Daily News Egypt
Al-Sisi praised Equatorial Guinea's economic development, and pointed to the promising investment opportunities between the two countries. Al-Sisi emphasised the importance of expanding mutual cooperation to include many fields, reported state-owned ...
Equatorial Guinea Donates US$100000 To Memorial To Victims Of Slavery And ...PR Newswire (press release)
Zuma to visit Equatorial GuineaIndependent Online
Sisi receives Equatorial Guinea PresidentEgypt SIS (press release)
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Equatorial Guinea Afcon organisers hire 50 Cuban doctors to combat Ebola - Times LIVE

Soccer Laduma

Equatorial Guinea Afcon organisers hire 50 Cuban doctors to combat Ebola
Times LIVE
"The national Ebola awareness and monitoring committee has recommended that visa applications from anyone who has travelled in countries already affected by the Ebola virus should be turned down and they should be refused entry to Equatorial Guinea," ...
Nations Headed To AFCON 2015Soccer Laduma
Equatorial Guinea: The disgrace of moving AFCON to Equatorial GuineaAfrika
AU Commission Chairperson Commends Equatorial Guinea's Acceptance to ...AllAfrica.com
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