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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Inyama, Bassey, Other Nigerians for CAF Duties in E'Guinea - AllAfrica.com

Inyama, Bassey, Other Nigerians for CAF Duties in E'Guinea
AllAfrica.com
... will serve as media coordinator during the three -week, 16 -nation party, like Inyama. Samson Adamu, the organiser of the annual COPA Lagos Invitational Beach Soccer Tournament, will be an Assistant General Coordinator in Equatorial Guinea.
Nigerian officials take over from EaglesDaily Sun
Inyama, Bassey, Two Other Nigerians in Can PartyVanguard

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Expect Change? Look At Equatorial Guinea... - Football365.com

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Expect Change? Look At Equatorial Guinea...
Football365.com
Equatorial Guinea had previously been banned from January's competition for fielding an ineligible player in the preliminary rounds, an offence which they also committed in World Cup qualifying. However, with Morocco pulling out of staging the Cup of ...
Equatorial Guinea Replaces Morocco as Africa Cup HostNew York Times
Afcon decision "terrible" for people of Equatorial GuineaGoal.com
Why Equatorial Guinea was chosen as Nations Cup hostsBBC News
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Meet Marhaba, Afcon official ball - SuperSport (blog)

SuperSport (blog)

Meet Marhaba, Afcon official ball
SuperSport (blog)
Adidas and the Confederation African Football (CAF) on Wednesday, presented Marhaba, the Official Match Ball for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015. Marhaba, will be officially revealed on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 during the ...
Marhaba- Official match ball for AFCON 2015GhanaWeb
Caf unveils Marhaba as official match ball of Afcon 2015Goal.com
The official 2015 AFCON match ball revealedStarAfrica.com
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Equatorial Guinea: Turkey's new gate to Africa - Journal of Turkish Weekly

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Equatorial Guinea: Turkey's new gate to Africa
Journal of Turkish Weekly
From November 19-21, the Second Africa-Turkey Summit was held in Malabo, the capital city of Equatorial Guinea. The event gave birth to the Declaration that Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his speech at the Summit, called a “cornerstone” for the ...
Equatorial Guinea's Cronos Airlines set for first ERJ-135ch-aviation
Ebola also affects soccer's Africa Cup of NationsLos Angeles Times
Fregene tags Afcon miss blessing in disguiseSuperSport
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Equatorial Guinea opposition walks out of talks with government - Reuters

Equatorial Guinea opposition walks out of talks with government
Reuters
MALABO (Reuters) - Opposition groups in Equatorial Guinea walked out of the second day of a rare round of talks with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's government, accusing it of failing to follow through on a promised amnesty for political offences.

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Ramaphosa arrives in Equatorial Guinea - The New Age Online

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Ramaphosa arrives in Equatorial Guinea
The New Age Online
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Thursday to attend the second Africa-Turkey summit of heads of state and government, the presidency said. Ramaphosa was representing President Jacob Zuma at the summit ...
SA Participates in Africa-Turkey SummitAllAfrica.com

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Journalist Turned Politician Arrested for Comments On Radio - AllAfrica.com

Journalist Turned Politician Arrested for Comments On Radio
AllAfrica.com
On November 6, 2014, the state Prosecutor at the court of first Instance in the district of Labé, a town lying about 400 Kilometres in Central Guinea, accused Abdourahmane Bakayoko a journalist and leader of a political group known as "les Democrats ...



Cuban Education Collaborators Arrive in Equatorial Guinea - Prensa Latina

Cuban Education Collaborators Arrive in Equatorial Guinea
Prensa Latina
24 de noviembre de 2014, 11:21Malabo, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The two first groups of a new contingent of Cuban education collaborators, who will join to Equatorial Guinean professors to teach middle and high school classes, arrived in this capital, ...

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Equatorial Guinea to host Afcon 2015 - Independent Online

Independent Online

Equatorial Guinea to host Afcon 2015
Independent Online
Cairo - Equatorial Guinea will host the 2015 African Nations Cup after Morocco was stripped of the event having asked for it to be postponed over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday. Oil ...



Turkey-Africa summit kicks off in Equatorial Guinea -UPDATED - www.worldbulletin.net

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Turkey-Africa summit kicks off in Equatorial Guinea -UPDATED
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The second Turkey-Africa cooperation summit kicked off on Wednesday in Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea, at the ambassadorial level. "We should see a changed and enhanced partnership, not only in number but also in quality," Erastus Mwencha, ...
President Off to Equatorial GuineaThe Herald
Erdogan to visit Equatorial Guinea out of 'solidarity' over EbolaHurriyet Daily News
Africa deserves 2 permanent UNSC seats: Equatorial GuineaNewstime Africa
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