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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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa - NPR (blog)

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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa
NPR (blog)
Health officials are worried. After being free of polio for nearly 15 years, Equatorial Guinea has reported two cases of the disease. The children paralyzed are in two distant parts of the country. So the virus may have spread widely across the small ...

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Royal palace denies intervening on behalf of Equatorial Guinea dictator - EL PAÍS in English

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Royal palace denies intervening on behalf of Equatorial Guinea dictator
EL PAÍS in English
Enviar Imprimir Guardar. Teodoro Obiang, the longtime dictator of Equatorial Guinea, on Tuesday gave thanks to Spain's royal family for intervening on his behalf so that he could talk at a conference on Spanish in Africa at the Cervantes Institute in ...
Equatorial Guinean dictator Obiang creates awkward atmosphere at Adolfo ...NEWS.GNOM.ES

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SBM Offshore Discloses Payments to Angola, Equatorial Guinea Officials - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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SBM Offshore Discloses Payments to Angola, Equatorial Guinea Officials
Wall Street Journal (blog)
SBM Offshore NV said Wednesday that “there is some evidence” the company made payments to government officials in Angola and Equatorial Guinea, and is discussing the matter with U.S. and Dutch authorities. The Dutch oil-services provider said in a ...
'Some evidence' of African govt officials bribes: SBM OffshoreSeatrade Global
SBM Offshore comes clean on African, Brazil bribery allegationsDutchNews.nl
SBM Offshore Finds Possible 'Improper Payments'The Maritime Executive
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Equatorial Guinea and Galicia add 76 billion euros to the economic weight of ... - Macauhub

Equatorial Guinea and Galicia add 76 billion euros to the economic weight of ...
Macauhub
Equatorial Guinea and Galicia are the two economies closest to joining the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) and they may add almost 76 billion euros to the bloc's economic weight. Equatorial Guinea, whose economy is worth US$19.7 ...



Human Right Violations in Equatorial Guinea Highlighted in a WCC Event - AllAfrica.com

Human Right Violations in Equatorial Guinea Highlighted in a WCC Event
AllAfrica.com
Despite being the third largest oil producing country in sub-Saharan Africa, Equatorial Guinea reels from a poor economy, a lack of good governance and of independent and functioning state institutions. These issues were the focus of presentations made ...



Equatorial Guinea Launches Polio Immunization Campaign - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Equatorial Guinea Launches Polio Immunization Campaign
SYS-CON Media (press release)
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has launched a campaign to immunize the nation's children against polio following some recent outbreaks. The first case of polio was detected ...

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Equatorial Guinea Attracts Foreign Workers Despite Dictatorship - AllAfrica.com

Equatorial Guinea Attracts Foreign Workers Despite Dictatorship
AllAfrica.com
Malabo — Equatorial Guinea. once among the poorest countries in the world, is attracting workers from Africa, Latin America and Europe due to its booming gas and petroleum sector. The Punto Europa gas plant on Bioko Island in the shadow of the capital ...

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Equatorial Guinea offered me four times my present salary, Nigeria's Coach ... - Premium Times

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Equatorial Guinea offered me four times my present salary, Nigeria's Coach ...
Premium Times
Equatorial Guinea offered me four times what Nigeria is paying me, if it is about money, I would have gone to them, money is never an issue for money,” Keshi who is currently on a monthly salary of N5m, stated. Keshi, who was speaking on varying ...
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Equatorial Guinea And Hess Corporation Strengthen Growing Partnership - PR Newswire (press release)

Equatorial Guinea And Hess Corporation Strengthen Growing Partnership
PR Newswire (press release)
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea's President, met with John Barnett Hess, Hess Corporation CEO, to strengthen the long-term and growing partnership between the ...
Equatorial Guinea head gifts € 200k to ACP SecretariatIslands Business

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Equatorial Guinea Leads Polio Immunization Campaign Throughout Continental ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Equatorial Guinea Leads Polio Immunization Campaign Throughout Continental ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Secretary of State for Public Health in Equatorial Guinea, Práxedes Rabat Macambo, led an informational meeting from the country's continental region (also known as Rio Muni or ...

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