Equatorial Guinea

What is Equatorial Guinea known for?


friendship ties

and Príncipe, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau. Due to historical and cultural ties, the sovereign Afro-Iberian dimension of Equatorial Guinea as the territory was first explored by the Portuguese in the 15th century and a Portuguese possession until 1777 and the exceptional friendship ties with Brazil, São Tomé and Principe, Portugal and Cape Verde, a 2010 project of Constitutional Law amended article four of the Constitution of Equatorial Guinea was enacted


famous member/

with me.’’ In 2011 the English mercenary Simon Mann, jailed in Equatorial Guinea for his part in leading the failed 2004 coup d'état attempt (2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d'état attempt) told ''The Daily Telegraph'' that his forthcoming book ''Cry Havoc'' would reveal “the financial involvement of a controversial and internationally famous member of the British House of Lords in the plot, backed up by banking records”. He claimed that documents from the bank accounts in Guernsey of two companies Mann used as vehicles for organising the coup, showed a 'J H Archer' paying $135,000 into one of the firms. Commons:Category:Equatorial Guinea WikiPedia:Equatorial Guinea Dmoz:Regional Africa Equatorial Guinea


service radio

Banned from airspace All aircraft registered in the Congo DR have been banned from UAE airspace due to poor safety standards. The measure also affects Swaziland, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome, and Principe.


vast concentration

killings . In 1974 the World Council of Churches affirmed that large numbers of people had been murdered since 1968 in a 'reign of terror' which continued. The same body claimed that a quarter of the whole population had fled abroad, while 'the prisons are overflowing and to all intents and purposes form one vast concentration camp'. On Christmas 1975, Macías Nguema had 150 alleged coup plotters executed. Commons:Category:Equatorial Guinea WikiPedia:Equatorial Guinea Dmoz:Regional Africa Equatorial Guinea


unique partnership

: web.archive.org web 20110605153348 http: www.usaid.gov press releases 2006 pr060411_2.html archivedate 5 June 2011 title USAID and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Agree to Unique Partnership for Development publisher Usaid.gov date 11 April 2006 accessdate 3 May 2010 In 2006, Obiang signed an anti-torture decree to ban all forms of abuse and improper treatment in Equatorial Guinea and he commissioned the renovation and modernization of Black Beach prison in 2007 to ensure the humane


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120 members. There is also a Gendarmerie, but the number of members is unknown. The Gendarmerie is a new branch of the service in which training and education is being supported by the French Military Cooperation in Equatorial Guinea. Overall the military is poorly trained and equipped. It has mostly small arms, RPG (rocket-propelled grenade)s, and mortars (Mortar (weapon)). Almost none of its Soviet (Soviet armed forces)-style light-armored vehicles or trucks are operational


published online

of these communities were responsible for building and expanding the cocoa farming industry on Fernando Po (Bioko) during the 1880s and 1890s. African and European Cocoa Producers on Fernando Póo, 1880s to 1910s, W. G. Clarence-Smith, The Journal of African History, Volume 35, Issue 02, Jul 1994, pp 179-199, doi: 10.1017 S0021853700026384, Published online by Cambridge University Press 22 Jan 2009 The Fernandinos of Fernando Po were closely related to each other as well


international membership

(Category:Equatorial Guinea) Category:Bantu countries and territories Category:Central African countries Category:Countries in Africa Category:Former Portuguese colonies Category:Former Spanish colonies Category:French-speaking countries and territories


famous member

with me.’’ In 2011 the English mercenary Simon Mann, jailed in Equatorial Guinea for his part in leading the failed 2004 coup d'état attempt (2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d'état attempt) told ''The Daily Telegraph'' that his forthcoming book ''Cry Havoc'' would reveal “the financial involvement of a controversial and internationally famous member of the British House of Lords in the plot, backed up by banking records”. He claimed that documents from the bank accounts in Guernsey of two companies Mann used as vehicles for organising the coup, showed a 'J H Archer' paying $135,000 into one of the firms. Commons:Category:Equatorial Guinea WikiPedia:Equatorial Guinea Dmoz:Regional Africa Equatorial Guinea


diversity natural

in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé, and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful Cameroon national football team national football team

Equatorial Guinea

'''Equatorial Guinea''' ( ), * * . Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is the only African nation where Spanish (Spanish (language)) is an official language. As of 2012, the country has a population of 1.6 million.

Equatorial Guinea consists of two parts, an insular and a mainland region. The insular region (Islands of Equatorial Guinea) consists of the islands of Bioko (formerly ''Fernando Pó'') in the Gulf of Guinea and Annobón (Annobón Province), a small volcanic island south of the equator. Bioko Island is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea and is the site of the country's capital, Malabo. The island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Bioko and Annobón. The mainland region, Río Muni, is bordered by Cameroon on the north and Gabon on the south and east. It is the location of Bata, Equatorial Guinea's largest city, and Oyala, the country's planned future capital. Rio Muni also includes several small offshore islands, such as Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico.

Since the mid-1990s, Equatorial Guinea has become one of sub-Sahara's largest oil producers. With a population of almost two million, it is the richest country per capita in Africa, GDP – per capita (PPP) – Country Comparison. Indexmundi.com. Retrieved on 5 May 2013. and its gross domestic product (GDP) per capita ranks 69th in the world; GDP – per capita (PPP), The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency. However, the wealth is distributed very unevenly and few people have benefited from the oil riches. The country ranks 144th on the UN's 2014 Human Development Index. The UN says that less than half of the population has access to clean drinking water and that 20% of children die before reaching five.

The authoritarian regime ruling Equatorial Guinea has one of the worst human rights records in the world, consistently ranking among the "worst of the worst" in Freedom House's annual survey of political and civil rights (Freedom in the World). Worst of the Worst 2010. The World's Most Repressive Societies. freedomhouse.org Reporters Without Borders ranks President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo among its "predators" of press freedom. Equatorial Guinea – Reporters Without Borders. En.rsf.org. Retrieved on 5 May 2013. Human trafficking (Human trafficking in Equatorial Guinea) is a significant problem, with the US Trafficking in Persons Report, 2012, stating that "Equatorial Guinea is a source and destination for women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking." The report rates Equatorial Guinea as a "Tier 3" country, the lowest (worst) ranking: "Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so." "Equatorial Guinea". Trafficking in Persons Report 2012. U.S. Department of State (19 June 2012). This source is in the public domain.

The country is a member of the African Union, Francophonie (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie) and CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries).

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