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
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Raul Meets with the President of Equatorial Guinea - Cuba News

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Raul Meets with the President of Equatorial Guinea
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Raul Meets with the President of Equatorial Guinea HAVANA, Cuba, Sept 29 (acn) Army General Raul Castro, President of the councils of State and Ministers, met in Monday afternoon with Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic of ...
Raul Receives Presidents of Namibia, Equatorial GuineaEscambray
Raul Castro Receives the President of Equatorial GuineaCubasi.cu

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Equatorial Guinea President Wants Stronger Relations with Cuba - Cuba News

Equatorial Guinea President Wants Stronger Relations with Cuba
Cuba News
Equatorial Guinea President Wants Stronger Relations with Cuba HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 30 (acn) The President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo expressed his desire to move towards an increase in all kinds of bonds between his ...



Equatorial Guinea-Set 'Where The Road Runs Out' Dominates San Diego Film ... - Indie Wire (blog)

Equatorial Guinea-Set 'Where The Road Runs Out' Dominates San Diego Film ...
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Where The Road Runs Out, (directed by Rudolf Buitendach and headlined by Isaach De Bankole, Stelio Savante and Juliet Landau) is now a two time festival winner at San Diego's 2014 film festival. The film was shot in Durban, Rotterdam and became the ...



President Kenyatta back from Equatorial Guinea - Capital FM Kenya

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President Kenyatta back from Equatorial Guinea
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NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 16 President Uhuru Kenyatta has returned from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea where he attended a UNESCO prize award ceremony for life sciences and held trade talks with the President of the host country Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
Kenya to Increase Bilateral Relations With Equatorial Guinea, President ...AllAfrica.com
Kenya lashes out at West over slow Ebola responseStarAfrica.com

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Equatorial Guinea to convene national political dialogue - Reuters Africa

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Equatorial Guinea to convene national political dialogue
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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 ...
Equatorial Guinea spends $13 million to fight EbolaeTurboNews
Equatorial Guinea Spends US$13 Million to fight Ebola DiseasePR Newswire (press release)
In depth: Equatorial Guinea on the brinkThe Corner Economic

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Presidents of Namibia and Equatorial Guinea Pay Official Visit to Cuba - Cuba News

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Presidents of Namibia and Equatorial Guinea Pay Official Visit to Cuba
Cuba News
Presidents of Namibia and Equatorial Guinea Pay Official Visit to Cuba HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 27 (acn) The presidents of Namibia and Equatorial Guinea, Hifikepunye Pohamba and Obiang Nguema Mbasogo are paying official visits to Cuba on Saturday, ...



Equatorial Guinea contributes two million dollars to fight Ebola - eTurboNews

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Equatorial Guinea contributes two million dollars to fight Ebola
eTurboNews
During his welcoming speech, President Obiang said the grant aims to fund WHO programs to combat Ebola. He also recalled that the creation of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in Life Sciences originated from the need to ...
Equatorial Guinea Donates Two Million Dollars to WHO Toward Fight Against ...Virtual Press Office (press release)

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President Kenyatta Arrives in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea - AllAfrica.com

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President Kenyatta Arrives in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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Malabo President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, this evening for a two day official visit. During the visit, the President will champion research in life sciences as well as cement bilateral relations with the Central African ...
President Kenyatta To Travel To Equatorial GuineaCitizen News
Kenyan leader in Equatorial Guinea for an official visitStarAfrica.com
President Uhuru Kenyatta jets out to MalaboThe Standard Digital News

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Development of new floating LNG train off Equatorial Guinea likely to raise ... - IHS Jane's 360

Development of new floating LNG train off Equatorial Guinea likely to raise ...
IHS Jane's 360
Ophir Energy, a British-based independent oil company, announced on 16 September the discovery of new gas reserves at its Silenus-East well, off the west coast of Equatorial Guinea's main island, Bioko. As the new reserves increase estimated production ...



President of Equatorial Guinea Will Arrive in Cuba - Prensa Latina

President of Equatorial Guinea Will Arrive in Cuba
Prensa Latina
According to the newspaper Granma, in that same year he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the armed forces in the overthrow of the dictatorship in Equatorial Guinea, being elected chairman of the Supreme Military Council and President ...

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