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

  • Thu - May 6, 2021: Angola, Equatorial Guinea Analyse Bilateral Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola and Equatorial Guinea Tuesday in Malabo analysed aspects relating to the next session of the Bilateral Commission and reviewed cooperation between the two states.
  • Sat - Apr 24, 2021: West African Christians 'Marginalized' During Ramadan - AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea
    [DW] The ability to uphold minorities' religious freedoms in predominantly-Muslim countries appears to be a delicate matter. Although in Gambia -- which maintains a secular constitution -- it's a little more complicated.