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
Equatorial Guinea - Timeline - BBC

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Ophir Energy Signs Exploration Contract for New Equatorial Guinea ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Ophir Energy Signs Exploration Contract for New Equatorial Guinea ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
London-listed Ophir Energy enters its second oil and gas block in Equatorial Guinea in partnership with GEPetrol. Block EG-24 is situated offshore Rio Muni to ...

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Ophir lands another Equatorial Guinea offshore block | Upstream - Upstream Online

Upstream Online

Ophir lands another Equatorial Guinea offshore block | Upstream
Upstream Online
London-listed player inks a PSC for Block EG-24, one of the areas marketed during the 2016 licensing round in the country.
Ophir inks new Equatorial Guinea PSC - OE DigitalOE Digital
Ophir Energy signs second exploration contract for Equatorial ...Oil Review Africa

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Swaraj holds talks with Equatorial Guinea FM - Zee Business

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Swaraj holds talks with Equatorial Guinea FM
Zee Business
Economic and commercial relations between India and Equatorial Guinea, though limited in nature, have seen growth in the last few years, primarily due to emergence of the Central African country as an important source of oil and other energy sources.
First Ever Delegation From Guinea Meets Sushma Swaraj - BW ...BW Businessworld

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Frafraha Orphanage Receives Donations From Equatorial Guinea - Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

Frafraha Orphanage Receives Donations From Equatorial Guinea
Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)
The items which comprised large quantities of toilet rolls, three bags of rice and washing bleaches including a set of lunch packs and drinks for each of the inmates were presented by the Equatorial Guinea (EG) Ambassador in Ghana, Jesus Mba Abaha.



Equatorial Guinea banned from 2019 Women's World Cup - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Equatorial Guinea banned from 2019 Women's World Cup
BBC Sport
Equatorial Guinea have been expelled from the 2019 Women's World Cup in France for fielding 10 ineligible players and using forged documents. The Brazilian-born players all took part in qualifying for the 2016 Olympic women's tournament in Rio.
Fifa cries foul over Equatorial Guinea's 10 ineligible Brazilians ...The Guardian
FIFA bans Equatorial Guinea from 2019 Women's World CupFOXSports.com
Equatorial Guinea expelled from FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019FIFA.com
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Equatorial Guinea: Cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé detained ... - IFEX

IFEX

Equatorial Guinea: Cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé detained ...
IFEX
Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, ...
Cartoonist detained in Equatorial Guinea for weeks without charge ...New Kerala

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Cartoonist detained in Equatorial Guinea for weeks without charge - CPJ Press Freedom Online

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Cartoonist detained in Equatorial Guinea for weeks without charge
CPJ Press Freedom Online
New York, October 6, 2017--Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Ebalé, who is known ...



High court grabs playboy's multimillion-rand Clifton home - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

High court grabs playboy's multimillion-rand Clifton home
Times LIVE
Equatorial Guinea's playboy vice-president, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, has had his multimillion-rand Clifton beach cottage attached in preparation for a civil claim. But the Cape Town High Court has refused to attach a second mansion, which is also ...



Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Morocco submit bids to host 2018 ... - BBC Sport

BBC Sport



Equatorial Guinea: Political Cartoonist Arrested - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea: Political Cartoonist Arrested
Human Rights Watch
“The Equatorial Guinea government has again demonstrated its hostility to any form of critical expression that escapes its heavy-handed censorship,” said Tutu Alicante, executive director of EG Justice, which monitors human rights violations in ...