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

  • Mon - Oct 18, 2021: Senior U.S. Policy Team to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Mauritania - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [White House] Washington, DC -- Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer will travel to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Mauritania for official meetings next week. He will be joined by National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Dana Banks and Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Michael Gonzalez.
  • Fri - Oct 15, 2021: Sierra Leone President Defends Controversial Guinea Visit - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [East African] Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio has dismissed persistent criticism for his visit to Guinea earlier this week, saying that the state visit was in the interest of his country's national security.
  • Tue - Oct 12, 2021: Equatorial Guinea National Day - 2021 - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [State Department] On behalf of the United States of America, I extend congratulations to all Equatoguineans on the 53rd anniversary of your independence.
  • Mon - Oct 11, 2021: Madagascar Earn First Win, Equatorial Guinea Deny Zambia, and Cape Verde Win Late - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [CAF] Madagascar earned their first victory in the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup with a hard earned 1-0 victory over DR Congo on Sunday evening to revive faint hopes of battling for a ticket to the quadrennial showpiece.
  • Tue - Oct 5, 2021: U.S. Serves Court Documents on Jammeh - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [The Point] Official court documents of the U.S. District Court of Maryland acquired by The Point confirmed that the Yahya Jammeh Family in Equatorial Guinea have been served with U.S. Court documents requiring their response to suits of forfeiture against properties in the U.S.