Equatorial Guinea

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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

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. It organizes the national football league (Equatoguinean Premier League) and the national team (Equatorial Guinea national football team). * The Pygmy peoples have high levels of genetic diversity,

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investigation into the Washington-based Riggs Bank found that President Obiang's family had received huge payments from US oil companies such as Exxon Mobil and Amerada Hess. Since 2005, Military Professional Resources Inc., a US-based international private military company, has worked in Equatorial Guinea to train police forces in appropriate human rights practices. In 2006, US Secretary of State (United States Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice hailed Obiang as a "good

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Guinea There is little popular music coming out of Equatorial Guinea. Pan-African styles like soukous and makossa are popular, as are reggae and rock and roll. Acoustic guitar bands based on a Spanish model are the country's best-known indigenous popular tradition. Sports Equatorial Guinea was chosen to co-host the 2012 African Cup of Nations in partnership

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of Justice only with the consent of all involved parties. '''Marathon Oil Corporation''' ( ) is a United States-based oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Principal exploration activities are in the United States, Norway, Equatorial Guinea, Poland, Angola and Iraqi Kurdistan. Principal production activities are in the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Equatorial Guinea. Within

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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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