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: 797,457 (2018)

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 - Oct 10, 2019: Angolan Ambassador Accredited in Equatorial Guinea - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [ANGOP] Malabo -Angola's extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Equatorial Guinea António Luvualu de Carvalho was accredited by the country's head of state, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, on Thursday.
  • Wed - Oct 2, 2019: Magufuli Picks New NEC Director, Chief of Protocol - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Daily News] PRESIDENT John Magufuli yesterday appointed Dr Wilson Mahera Charles the new Director of the National Electoral Commission (NEC).
  • Tue - Oct 1, 2019: Vice President Loses 25 Top Luxury Cars to Auctioneers - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Nairobi News] A collection of 25 luxury supercars which were seized from the extravagant vice president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang, were over the weekend auctioned.
  • Mon - Sep 30, 2019: Luxury Cars Seized from President's Son Auctioned - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [VOA] A fleet of luxury, high-performance cars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president have been auctioned off for more than $23 million.