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: 836,178 (2020)

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

  • Wed - Dec 1, 2021: Tz Domesticates Malabo Declaration in Agriculture Investment Plans - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Daily News] TANZANIA is among the African countries that have domesticated the famous Malabo declaration, especially on implementation of all the National Agriculture Investment Plans (NAIPs) which are under the declaration.
  • Wed - Dec 1, 2021: Equatorial Guinea Deports Cameroonian Citizens Citing Security Concerns - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [VOA] Yaounde -- Equatorial Guinea has begun deporting thousands of Cameroonians who were residing in the country illegally, citing national security concerns. Authorities in the capital Malabo said the Cameroonians fled conflict in western Cameroon, where government troops have been fighting anglophone separatists. Hundreds of those already deported are trying to return to Equatorial Guinea to gather their belongings.
  • Thu - Nov 25, 2021: Cabinet Council Approves Mobility in CPLP - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan government approved, on Wednesday, the Agreement on Mobility among the Member States of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), signed last July, in Luanda, during the XIII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the organization.
  • Mon - Nov 15, 2021: FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - Group B - Day 5 - Equatorial Guinea 1 Tunisia 0 - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisia's national soccer team conceded defeat to Equatorial Guinea's 0-1 at a FIFA World Cup Group B day-5 qualifier played on Saturday evening in Malabo.