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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How Ophir's woes got the better of Nick Cooper - Africa Intelligence

How Ophir's woes got the better of Nick Cooper
Africa Intelligence
British junior Ophir Energy, which is particularly active in Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania and the Ivory Coast, has been hit with another hard blow on the continent. The firm's CEO Nick Cooper left on May 17, leaving the junior to face its mounting ...



Ophir farms out Equatorial Guinea licence to Kosmos - Energy Voice

Energy Voice

Ophir farms out Equatorial Guinea licence to Kosmos
Energy Voice
Ophir Energy has clinched a farm-out agreement with Kosmos Energy covering the EG-24 exploration licence in Equatorial Guinea. Kosmos will cover Ophir's costs on a block-wide 3D seismic survey during the first exploration period of the licence in ...
Ophir Energy Enters Into Equatorial Guinea Farm-Out Deal with Kosmos EnergyRigzone
Exclusive: Equatorial Guinea may strip Ophir of LNG project due to finance delaysReuters
Ophir Energy teams up with Kosmos Energy for Equatorial Guinea explorationProactive Investors UK
Upstream Online -Seeking Alpha -WorldOil
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Harambee Stars squad in camp for Swaziland, Equatorial Guinea friendlies - michezoafrika.com (press release) (blog)

michezoafrika.com (press release) (blog)

Harambee Stars squad in camp for Swaziland, Equatorial Guinea friendlies
michezoafrika.com (press release) (blog)
Harambee Stars are expected to play Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea on Friday, May 25, and Monday, May 28, 2018, respectively at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Harambee Squad Expected for the friendlies against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea.
No Mashemeji derby this weekend- MwendwaCapital FM Kenya

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Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea 2018 Launches At AOP Investor Forum - Africa.com

Africa.com

Africa Energy Series: Equatorial Guinea 2018 Launches At AOP Investor Forum
Africa.com
The most comprehensive guide to Equatorial Guinea's oil and power sectors, as well as the country's political history and development, was officially launched at the Africa Oil & Power Investor Forum in London. Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. ...

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Equatorial Guinea: Government Critic Blocked from Leaving Country - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea: Government Critic Blocked from Leaving Country
Human Rights Watch
(Nairobi, May 1, 2018) An internationally acclaimed cartoonist acquitted of trumped-up charges and released from prison on March 7, 2018, cannot leave Equatorial Guinea because authorities have stalled on renewing his passport, nine human rights ...

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FKF, KPL split over 'Mashemeji derby': Harambee Stars ties with Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea reason for delay - The Standard

The Standard

FKF, KPL split over 'Mashemeji derby': Harambee Stars ties with Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea reason for delay
The Standard
While FKF has called off the highly anticipated match involving the eternal rivals, AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia, to allow their players turn out for the national team, Harambee Stars in friendly matches against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea on May 25 ...
Derby remains in doubt as Gor Mahia players report to Harambee ...Goal.com
Gor, Leopards players in Stars camp as derby loomsDaily Nation
Which way derby? Gor players attend Harambee Stars training throwing the possibility of honouring the derby in limboThe Star, Kenya
Tuko.co.ke -michezoafrika.com (press release) (blog) -AllAfrica.com
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CPJ joins call for Equatorial Guinea to renew cartoonist's passport - CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)

CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)

CPJ joins call for Equatorial Guinea to renew cartoonist's passport
CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)
Esono Ebal, who lives in El Salvador with his wife and child, was arrested on September 16, 2017, while visiting his home country, Equatorial Guinea, to renew his passport. The cartoonist was acquitted on February 28, when the state's sole witness ...



Cabinet approves MoU between India, Equatorial Guinea in medicine - ETHealthworld.com

ETHealthworld.com

Cabinet approves MoU between India, Equatorial Guinea in medicine
ETHealthworld.com
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Equatorial Guinea for Cooperation in the field of traditional systems of ...



Cartoonist and Government Critic Blocked from Leaving Equatorial Guinea, Faces Unreasonable Delay in Renewing ... - PEN America (press release) (blog)

PEN America (press release) (blog)

Cartoonist and Government Critic Blocked from Leaving Equatorial Guinea, Faces Unreasonable Delay in Renewing ...
PEN America (press release) (blog)
NAIROBIAn internationally acclaimed cartoonist acquitted on trumped-up charges and released from prison on March 7, 2018, cannot leave Equatorial Guinea because authorities have stalled on renewing his passport, 9 human rights group said today.



Harambee Stars unveils squad ahead of Swaziland, Equatorial Guinea friendlies - The Star, Kenya

The Star, Kenya

Harambee Stars unveils squad ahead of Swaziland, Equatorial Guinea friendlies
The Star, Kenya
He was among 24 players named by Harambee Stars' Head Coach Sbastien Mign for the two upcoming friendlies against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea. The first games will be played on Friday next week and the second three days later. In what is a ...
Stars' squad to play Swaziland, Equatorial GuineaHivisasa
FKF moves venue for Harambee Stars friendly matches from ...Goal.com

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