Equatorial Guinea

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INFORMATION

Capital: Malabo

Government: Dominant-Party Presidential Republic

Current President: Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Economy:

  • The discovery and exploitation of large oil and gas reserves have contributed to dramatic economic growth.
  • Forestry and farming are minor components of GDP.
  • Subsistence farming is the dominant livelihood.

Population: 778,358 (2017)

Land Size: 28,051 sq km (10,830 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Fang: 85.7%
  • Bubi: 6.5%
  • Mdowe: 3.6%
  • Annobon: 1.6%
  • Bujeba: 1.1%
  • Other: 1.4% (1994 census)
Religions:

  • Christian and predominately Roman Catholic
  • Indigenous African Religions

Language(s):

  • Spanish (official): 67.6%
  • Other (includes French (official), Fang, Bubi): 32.4%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Jun 7, 2018: Yaounde, Malabo Reopen Border, Business Thrives - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [VOA] Cameroon supplies food items, building material and motor spare parts to Equatorial Guinea while Equatorial Guinea delivers beverages, and vegetable oil to Cameroon.
  • Thu - Jun 7, 2018: Controversy Rocks Equatorial Guinea's Camp Ahead of Clash With Harambee Starlets - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Nairobi News] Controversy has rocked Wednesday's women's 2018 Africa Nations Cup qualification match pitting Kenya and Equatorial Guinea in Machakos, amid claims the visiting side has included three ineligible players in their squad for this contest.
  • Fri - Jun 1, 2018: Zimbabwe Troops to Stay - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe will maintain its soldiers deployed in Equatorial Guinea to provide security to the country's leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as well as train the West African nation's military, it has been established.
  • Fri - May 25, 2018: Equatorial Guinea Leader Mbasogo in Harare - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [New Zimbabwe] Visiting Equatorial Guinea strongman Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo met President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare Wednesday with both leaders later pledging to deepen relations between the two countries.
  • Fri - May 25, 2018: 'I Travelled With the First Lady to Equatorial Guinea' Captain Jallow - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Foroyaa] Captain Ousman Jallow, told a General Court-Martial that he was among those that left the country together with the President and his to Equatorial Guinea. He said so while testifying as the Fifth Prosecution Witness (PW5) on Thursday the 16th May 2018, in the trial of General Umpa Mendy and General Ansumana Tamba