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 Fully Prepared to Host Africa-Arab World Summit - PR Newswire (press release)

Equatorial Guinea Fully Prepared to Host Africa-Arab World Summit
PR Newswire (press release)
26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea is moving forward with logistical arrangements for the Africa-Arab World Summit to be held in Equatorial Guinea in November and expects a successful conference, said Simeon Oyono Esono, ...

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Equatorial Guinea's Foreign Minister urges unity among UN Member States to face 'complicated world' - UN News Centre

UN News Centre

Equatorial Guinea's Foreign Minister urges unity among UN Member States to face 'complicated world'
UN News Centre
22 September 2016 At the UN General Assembly this afternoon, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Equatorial Guinea, Agapito Mba Mokuy, said the world is witnessing an overwhelming and incessant wave of immigrants who are fleeing from ...
Equatorial Guinea Prioritizes Economic and Social Transformation Through Human Capital Development and Inclusive ...PR Newswire (press release)

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Son of Equatorial Guinea leader faces French trial on graft charges - FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24

Son of Equatorial Guinea leader faces French trial on graft charges
FRANCE 24
Teodorin Obiang, the big-spending, hard-partying, car-crazy son of Equatorial Guinea's longtime ruler, is due to face court on corruption charges four years after French police seized his multi-million-euro Paris mansion. The 47-year-old, who was ...
Son of Equatorial Guinea's president to face trial in FranceFox News
Son of Equatorial Guinea leader to face trial in France: Prosecutor's offi...Reuters
Son of Equatorial Guinea's President to Face Corruption Trial in FranceLatin American Herald Tribune
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Equatorial Guinea Calls on Asia Firms to Participate in EG Ronda 2016 - Rigzone

Rigzone

Equatorial Guinea Calls on Asia Firms to Participate in EG Ronda 2016
Rigzone
Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima called on Asia Pacific companies Wednesday to participate in the West African country's latest oil and gas licensing round, known as EG Ronda 2016, at the CWC LNG ...
Equatorial Guinea looks to European gas buyers for Fortuna FLNG - energy m...Reuters UK
Equatorial Guinea welcomes participation in oil and gas licensing roundOilVoice

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Zim troops deployment controversial - The Zimbabwe Independent - Zimbabwe Independent

Zimbabwe Independent

Zim troops deployment controversial - The Zimbabwe Independent
Zimbabwe Independent
THE Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)'s deploymet of commandos and military intelligence servicemen to Equatorial Guinea to protect President Robert ...

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Equatorial Guinea Faces Bleak GDP Prospects As Crude Price Bites ... - OilPrice.com

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Equatorial Guinea Faces Bleak GDP Prospects As Crude Price Bites ...
OilPrice.com
Equatorial Guinea's economy is expected to shrink by a massive 10 percent in 2016 as low oil prices take their toll on the country's dominant oil and gas sector.
Equatorial Guinea Economy Seen Weaker by IMF as Oil Output ...Bloomberg
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with ...International Monetary Fund
Equatorial Guinea GDP set to contract nearly 10 pct in 2016: IMF ...Reuters Africa

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Western media reporting on Africa is ignorant and reinforces racial stereotypes - The Guardian

The Guardian

Western media reporting on Africa is ignorant and reinforces racial stereotypes
The Guardian
I was shocked that a mainstream newspaper in a developed country could be so unbalanced, ill-informed and prejudiced in its reporting of an African country in this case, Equatorial Guinea. I thought the United Kingdom, where I have many friends and ...



UAE's professional golfers given chance to qualify for 3eActuaries ... - The National

The National

UAE's professional golfers given chance to qualify for 3eActuaries ...
The National
The UAE's professional golfers will be given the opportunity to win a place at a tournament in Equatorial Guinea later this year by competing in this week's 'Road ...
UAE golfers given $150,000 incentive to play in Equatorial Guinea ...Sport360

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Equatorial Guinea Active in 71st Session of the United Nations ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Equatorial Guinea Active in 71st Session of the United Nations ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Minister Mba Mokuy attended the plenary meeting of the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants, a meeting convened at the head-of-government ...

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Equatorial Guinea denies theft of 'astronomical' amount of money from ex-minister - africanews

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Equatorial Guinea denies theft of 'astronomical' amount of money from ex-minister
africanews
The ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) has denied the theft of an amount of money from the home of its secretary general. A source told AFP last month that the amount stolen was 60 million euros but the state media (RTVGE) only ...