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: 1,222,442 (2015)

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 - Jul 27, 2017: Meet Nigerian Who Steers Golf in Equatorial Guinea - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Daily Trust] Like they say, every marvelous thing comes in small package. Look at gold, then diamond and Lionel Messi. Now, check out the enchanting beauty of Equatorial Guinea, a tiny nation of the west coast of Cameroon and you will see why tourism thrives there.
  • Mon - Jul 10, 2017: Equatorial Guinean Vice President to Visit China - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Focac] Beijing -Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president of Equatorial Guinea, will pay an official visit to China from July 10 to 15 at the invitation of Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Friday.
  • Wed - Jul 5, 2017: France Seeks to Jail Obiang Junior - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [RFI] French prosecutors said on Wednesday they were seeking a three-year jail term and a 30 million euro fine for Equatorial Guinea's Vice President Teodorin Obiang, on trial in absentia for embezzlement.
  • Tue - Jul 4, 2017: Swazi Police Praise African Despot - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Swazi Media] Swaziland Police have applauded King Mswati III, the kingdom's absolute monarch, for a deal he has done with Equatorial Guinea, a country with one of the worst human rights and corruption records in the world.