Equatorial Guinea

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INFORMATION

Capital: Malabo

Government: 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: 722,000 (2014)

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

  • Tue - Feb 14, 2017: Workers Steal U.S.$6.3 Billion - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [Business Day] The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) estimates that the average business in Ghana and other parts of the world loses approximately five percent of its annual revenue to internal fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Sun - Feb 12, 2017: New U.S. Secretary of State Linked to 'Petro-Kleptocrat' Obiang - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [allAfrica] The recent hearing in the United States Senate over the confirmation of President Donald J. Trump's nomination of former oil company chief executive Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, was - as anticipated - saturated with hard-hitting questions about climate change and his cozy relationship with Russia's oligarchy.
  • Thu - Jan 26, 2017: Why Poverty Plagues a High-Income Nation - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [allAfrica] The African Union's discussions about poverty have never focused on Equatorial Guinea, a small but oil-rich country boasting the highest per capita income on the continent. But with its foreign minister, Agapito Mba Mokuy, seeking the African Union Commission chairmanship, it is worth asking why the central African nation has done so poorly on social development despite the country's undeniable wealth.