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
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Equatorial Guinea to convene national political dialogue - Reuters Africa

Equatorial Guinea to convene national political dialogue
Reuters Africa
MALABO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has called a national political dialogue for November that even exiled members of the opposition would be allowed to attend, only the third such meeting in the country's ...

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Immunity Protects Equatorial Guinea Diplomat in US Case - Voice of America

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Immunity Protects Equatorial Guinea Diplomat in US Case
Voice of America
Police in a Washington suburb say that Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to the United States is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity. Arlington County police say they responded ...
Equatorial Guinea envoy in US suspected of beating daughter: policeReuters
Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to US 'suspect in beating of girl'BBC News
Arlington Co. police called to diplomat's residence for suspecte - DC News FOX ...MyFox Washington DC

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SA man jailed in Equatorial Guinea - eNCA

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SA man jailed in Equatorial Guinea
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PRETORIA - The international relations department on Sunday said it was helping a South African man imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea. "We are aware of the case and are rendering consular assistance to him and his family," spokesman Clayson Monyela ...
'Kidnapped' SA man in Black Beach jailTimes LIVE
SA man jailed in EGuinea getting help deptCitizen

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The Business of Selling Equatorial Guinea to Investors - Huffington Post

The Business of Selling Equatorial Guinea to Investors
Huffington Post
Life expectancy in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, which has a per-capita income equivalent to Portugal's, is 53, compared with 80 in Portugal and 63 in neighboring Gabon, according to World Bank statistics from 2012. Despite tremendous resources ...
Oiling the Wheels of JusticeAllAfrica.com
Obiang Highlights Opportunities For American Investors At Forum Held In ...PR Newswire (press release)
Africa Leaders' Summit: Send the Right MessageHuman Rights Watch
Virtual Press Office (press release)
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Ebola virus outbreak: Equatorial Guinea temporarily suspends visas, regional ... - News-Medical.net

Ebola virus outbreak: Equatorial Guinea temporarily suspends visas, regional ...
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The government of Equatorial Guinea has temporarily suspended the issuance of visas from neighboring countries and cancelled regionals flights by its national air carrier, Ceiba International, as measures to protect the country against the spread of ...
Equatorial Guinea suspends visas, regional flightseTurboNews
Equatorial Guinea Suspends Visas, Regional Flights as Part of Ebola Prevention ...Virtual Press Office (press release)

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Equatorial Guinea Ambassador Accused of Beating Daughter with Chair Leg - AllGov

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Equatorial Guinea Ambassador Accused of Beating Daughter with Chair Leg
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The ambassador to the United States from Equatorial Guinea has been accused of beating his 16-year-old daughter with a chair leg, but no charges will be filed against him. Officers arrived at the home of Ruben Maye Nsue Mangue in Arlington County, ...
Ambassador Identified as Suspect in Beating of Girl With Chair LegARL now

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United States and Equatorial Guinea Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement - US Department of State (press release)

United States and Equatorial Guinea Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement
US Department of State (press release)
On August 7 in Washington, DC, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Assistant Secretary Charles Rivkin and Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Agapito Mba Mokuy signed an Open Skies air services agreement that will ...
US, Equatorial Guinea sign Open Skies AgreementKuwait News Agency

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At Summit, Equatorial Guinea's President Looks to Soften Image - Georgetowner

At Summit, Equatorial Guinea's President Looks to Soften Image
Georgetowner
President Obama and other African leaders are expected to meet with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, who denies ongoing human rights abuses in the small Central African nation. Obiang will be honored by the Corporate ...
Feting strongmen profits neither Africa nor AmericaFinancial Times

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How To Sell Business In Equatorial Guinea To Investors - AFKInsider

How To Sell Business In Equatorial Guinea To Investors
AFKInsider
The US-Africa Summit wrapped, but that wasn't the end of the fanfare for one of its most controversial participants. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, the world's longest serving non-royal head of state, was honored at an ...



US police: Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea suspected of beating daughter, but ... - Alaska Highway News

US police: Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea suspected of beating daughter, but ...
Alaska Highway News
WASHINGTON - The ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police said Wednesday. Arlington County Police were called to the diplomatic ...