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's economic capital 'without power for two weeks' - Yahoo News

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Equatorial Guinea's economic capital 'without power for two weeks'
Yahoo News
Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - A drought and a surge in demand for electricity have left the residents of Equatorial Guinea's economic capital of Bata virtually without power for two weeks, authorities and residents said Wednesday. The government ...



Equatorial Guinea, Andes Mountains, the Ross Sea - The Denver Post

Equatorial Guinea, Andes Mountains, the Ross Sea
The Denver Post
1. Couples in Finland can get married in a chapel built out of snow. This chapel is located in the Nordic region on which continent? 2. A tiger's skin is striped like its fur. The Bengal tiger lives in India and Bangladesh on which continent? 3. The ...



Ban fires peacekeeper chief in CAR, probes French, Chad and Equatorial Guinea ... - Mail & Guardian Africa

Mail & Guardian Africa

Ban fires peacekeeper chief in CAR, probes French, Chad and Equatorial Guinea ...
Mail & Guardian Africa
Ban has ordered an external probe into how the UN handled allegations that troops from France, Chad and Equatorial Guinea sexually assaulted minors in the CAR multiple times from December 2013 to June 2014. UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al ...

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Stars Set for Equatorial Guinea Friendly - AllAfrica.com

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Stars Set for Equatorial Guinea Friendly
AllAfrica.com
Nairobi Harambee Stars are set to host 2015 AFCON fourth finishers Equatorial Guinea in an international friendly September 8 in Nairobi. The build-up will come two days after the national team welcome 2012 champions Zambia in their second 2017 ...
Kenya to face Equatorial Guinea in friendlyGoal.com

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We Will Do Well Against Equatorial Guinea - Van Wyk - AllAfrica.com

We Will Do Well Against Equatorial Guinea - Van Wyk
AllAfrica.com
Banyana Banyana have safely arrived in South Africa from Kenya where they defeated the home side 1-0 to move to the fourth and final round of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games qualifiers. Lying in wait is Equatorial Guinea who beat Nigeria 2-1 in extra time ...

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Qatar draw with Equatorial Guinea in six-goal thriller - Gulf Times

Gulf Times

Qatar draw with Equatorial Guinea in six-goal thriller
Gulf Times
The wasted chance proved costly for Qatar, as Guinea regained their lead minutes after; David Elizer's looping volley from outside the box should have been saved by Naiem, but the keeper was off his line and the ball found its way into the back of the net.



Reporter Handcuffed and Beaten Up By Policemen - AllAfrica.com

Reporter Handcuffed and Beaten Up By Policemen
AllAfrica.com
On July 31, 2015, anti-riot police in Guinea beat up Thierno Amadou Camara, the managing editor of the guineematin website. The incident happened when Camara went to a congress organised by the opposition Unity and Progress Party (Parti de l'Unit et ...



Guinea-Bissau government dismissed by presidential decree - eNCA

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Guinea-Bissau government dismissed by presidential decree
eNCA
Tensions, fed by overlapping duties in Guinea Bissau's semi-presidential system, have grown between the two men since civilian rule was restored to the chronically unstable West African nation in June last year following a 2012 coup. Former colonial ...

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Comment: The hardest places in the world to visit - SBS

SBS

Comment: The hardest places in the world to visit
SBS
Last summer, my Royal Air Maroc flight from Casablanca landed at Malabo International Airport in Equatorial Guinea, and I completed a 50-year mission: I had officially, and legally, visited every recognized country on earth. This means 196 countries ...



Moa 'nervous' for Rabbitohs' response - NRL.COM

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Moa 'nervous' for Rabbitohs' response
NRL.COM
I had the lung capacity of Eric the Eel (former Equatorial Guinea Olympic swimmer Eric Moussambani) at one stage but I'm glad I was able to get through alright. Timing-wise it worked out fine," Moa said. "Obviously [Jared's a] huge loss for us but we ...

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