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

  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: 400,000 African Pangolins Are Hunted for Meat Every Year - Why It's Time to Act - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [The Conversation Africa] Pangolins, a group of unique African and Asian scaly mammals, are considered to be one of the most heavily trafficked wild mammals in the world. They are hunted and traded for their meat, scales, and other body parts, and used as traditional medicines in parts of Africa and Asia.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [HRW] Equatorial Guinea named a French anti-corruption lawyer in an arrest warrant against 16 people, in apparent retaliation for his involvement in a money laundering trial against the president's eldest son, nine human rights and anti-corruption groups said today. The warrant accuses the 16 targets of laundering money and helping to finance "terrorism and the proliferation of arms trafficking in Central Africa."
  • Sun - Feb 10, 2019: Poorer African Nations Rank High in Disease-Fighters' League Table - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases] Addis Ababa -African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking.
  • Fri - Feb 8, 2019: Premier Abiy Meets Guinean President Alpha Condé - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [ENA] Addis Ababa -Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received President Alpha Condé of Guinea at his office today.