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

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Equatorial Guinea's Obiang Tells Museveni to be Careful With Oil - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Monitor] Kampala -Uganda is looking to tap into Equatorial Guinea's experience of oil production, in order to build its own capacity before oil production starts.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Equatorial Guinea's Nguema Blames Africa's Woes On Disunity, Hails Gaddafi - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Monitor] Entebbe -The Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, said on Wednesday night that the African continent has potential to transform from its current state of hopelessness into a modernized part of the world but disunity among the 55 states was among the key problems limiting its progress.
  • Wed - Apr 19, 2017: Burundi Militia Waging Campaign of Terror - UN - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [VOA] The U.N. high commissioner for human rights says he is alarmed by a growing, widespread campaign of terror in Burundi being waged by government-backed militia against opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza's party.
  • Fri - Apr 7, 2017: Obiang Visits Assembly, Opposition Boycotts - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambican opposition parties on Thursday boycotted the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, when he visited the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.
  • Thu - Apr 6, 2017: Cooperation Agreements Signed With Equatorial Guinea - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambique and Equatorial Guinea have agreed to cooperate in various economic areas, particularly in hydrocarbons.