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 fans' violence: 'I was choking, my eyes burning' - The Guardian

The Guardian

Equatorial Guinea fans' violence: 'I was choking, my eyes burning'
The Guardian
This is the minister of sport of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, a disembodied voice said. I want to urge you all to calm down and cooperate with the police. We are sending a poor image about our country The crowd responded with boos and ...
Africa Cup of Nations: Equatorial Guinea fined for crowd troubleBBC Sport
AFCON: Ghana reach final with 3-0 win over Equatorial Guinea amid crowd troubleSkySports
Ghana 3-0 Equatorial Guinea AFCON 2015: Avram Grant leads Black Stars into ...Daily Mail
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Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia - CNN (blog)

CNN (blog)

Equatorial Guinea stun Tunisia
CNN (blog)
But a controversial penalty decision in injury time handed Equatorial Guinea a lifeline. Spain-born striker Javier Balboa, who was once on Real Madrid's books, scored and sent the game into extra time and towards an ecstatic, and violent, conclusion.
Hosts Equatorial Guinea reach ANC semis with help of late penalty decisionESPN FC
Level of refereeing must improve Prince Ali on Equatorial Guinea-Tunisia ...Goal.com
Tunisia 1-2 Equatorial Guinea AFCON 2015: Riot police intervene as dubious ...Daily Mail
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Equatorial Guinea fined 65000 and ordered to pay for treatment of Ghana fans ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Equatorial Guinea fined 65000 and ordered to pay for treatment of Ghana fans ...
Daily Mail
Equatorial Guinea may have had a lighter punishment had their supporters behaved until Thursday's incident, but the CAF pointed out it was a third offence, after trouble involving the home fans in previous tournament games against Gabon and Tunisia.
Equatorial Guinea fined for fan turmoil in African Nations Cup semiESPN FC
A first-hand account of the frightening scenes during Equatorial Guinea v GhanaYahoo Eurosport UK (blog)
DR Congo spot-on to deny Equatorial Guinea third place in low-key affairThe Guardian
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Letter from Equatorial Guinea: forget human rights here comes the football - New Statesman

New Statesman

Letter from Equatorial Guinea: forget human rights here comes the football
New Statesman
The city, at the western edge of Equatorial Guinea, has a population of 7,000 and boasts the second-largest basilica in Africa, along with a compact football stadium, both with a capacity of almost 10,000. The Americans have just finished building a ...
The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is over, but what next for Equatorial Guinea?ESPN FC (blog)

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Equatorial Guinea sees Gospel growth - Mission Network News

Mission Network News

Equatorial Guinea sees Gospel growth
Mission Network News
Equatorial Guinea (MNN) Distributing Bibles in Equatorial Guinea is a challenge, according to Operation World. And yet, God's Kingdom is growing in the tiny West African nation. World Mission Executive Director Greg Kelley says one of their teams ...



Equatorial Guinea Expels Illegal Immigrants - Voice of America

Voice of America

Equatorial Guinea Expels Illegal Immigrants
Voice of America
KIOSSI, CAMEROON. Equatorial Guinea has expelled hundreds of economic immigrants who took advantage of the just ended African Cup of Nations football (soccer) competition to enter the country. The nation has restricted immigration since it became ...



Rio's Carnival Cozied Up to Equatorial Guinea's Brutal Dictator. But Why is ... - Global Voices Online

Global Voices Online

Rio's Carnival Cozied Up to Equatorial Guinea's Brutal Dictator. But Why is ...
Global Voices Online
Brazil's press and social media have been in a frenzy the past week after Beija-Flor samba school was crowned champion of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival amid allegations it received funding from Equatorial Guinea's dictatorship government. The samba school ...

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Equatorial Guinea: Inequality sees 'poverty thrive' - BBC News

BBC News

Equatorial Guinea: Inequality sees 'poverty thrive'
BBC News
Ten years ago, Equatorial Guinea had one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In a country whose president, Teodoro Obiang, is thought to be one of the richest men in Africa, the wealth does not appear to be trickling down. Speaking to the ...

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New Equatorial Guinea Ambassador To The United States Presents Credentials ... - PR Newswire (press release)

PR Newswire (press release)

New Equatorial Guinea Ambassador To The United States Presents Credentials ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The United States and Equatorial Guinea have maintained diplomatic relations since the Equatorial Guinea's independence from Spain in 1968. American companies have been instrumental in developing the country's petroleum sector, which has been the ...



Allegations Equatorial Guinea funded Brazilian samba group sparks Carnival ... - Greenfield Daily Reporter

Allegations Equatorial Guinea funded Brazilian samba group sparks Carnival ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
2015, that the samba group received substantial funding from Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, one of Africa’s most notorious dictators, an allegation that has sparked controversy on the eve of Brazil’s Carnival celebrations ...

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