Equatorial Guinea

What is Equatorial Guinea known for?


range covers

, particularly in tree-fall zones. In areas where the forest has been cleared, it has been known to live on farmland (Farmland (farming)). Its range covers Cameroon, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. The species takes its name from the Nigerian city of Calabar. The '''golden angwantibo''' (''Arctocebus aureus'') is a strepsirrhine primate from the family Lorisidae. It shares the ''Arctocebus'' genus with the Calabar angwantibo (''Arctocebus calabarensis


personal view

and foreigners left the country. Commons:Category:Equatorial Guinea WikiPedia:Equatorial Guinea Dmoz:Regional Africa Equatorial Guinea


making significant

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). Geography Commons:Category:Equatorial Guinea WikiPedia:Equatorial Guinea Dmoz:Regional Africa Equatorial Guinea


music genre

brought the accordion to Valledupar, which would become a key instrument in the very popular vallenato music genre. '''October 12''': '''Columbus celebrations (Columbus Day)''' in various countries in the Americas; '''Sukkot''' begins at sunset (Judaism, 2011); National Day in '''Equatorial Guinea''' (1968) and '''Spain (Fiesta Nacional de España)''' (1492); ''' Our Lady of Aparecida Our Lady Aparecida's Day


tradition+sports

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


book based

to hunt thylacines''. In video games, boomerang-wielding Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is the star of his own trilogy. Characters in the early 1990s cartoon ''Taz-Mania'' included the neurotic Wendell T. Wolf, the last surviving Tasmanian wolf. ''Tiger Tale'' is a children's book based on an Aboriginal myth about how the thylacine got its stripes. The thylacine character Rolf is featured in the extinction musical ''Rockford's Rock Opera''. The thylacine is the mascot for the Tasmanian cricket team (Tasmanian Tigers), and has appeared in postage stamps from Australia, Equatorial Guinea, and Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia). Commons:Category:Equatorial Guinea WikiPedia:Equatorial Guinea Dmoz:Regional Africa Equatorial Guinea


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, 20% of children die before age 5 and more than 50% of the population lack access to clean drinking water. BBC (14 November 2014) Equatorial Guinea profile. President Teodoro Obiang (Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo) is widely suspected of using the country's oil wealth to enrich himself Commons:Category:Equatorial Guinea WikiPedia:Equatorial Guinea Dmoz:Regional Africa Equatorial Guinea


extremely controversial

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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


social setting

, a creole, or a decreolised (decreolization) acrolect by different speakers, who may switch between these forms depending on the social setting. Faraclas, Nicholas C., ''Nigerian Pidgin'', Descriptive Grammar, 1996, Introduction. Ihemere (2006) reports that Nigerian Pidgin is the native language of approximately 3 to 5 million people and is a second language for at least another 75 million. Variations of Pidgin are also spoken across West Africa, in countries such as Equatorial Guinea

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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