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E.Guinea army chief-of-staff fired: presidency

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP |  Equatorial Guinea’s army chief-of-staff, who was only appointed to the post in October, has been sacked by the president, state television has reported. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the oil-rich country with an iron fist for 39 years, fired Colonel Ruslan Hermes …

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Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Equatorial Guinea’s leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasaogo today paid a one-day working visit to Uganda, the second time in a year he has been to Kampala. Cooperation pacts in defence, security and oil were among the key issues on the agenda for Obiang, whose country …

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Equatorial Guinea: oil rich with grinding poverty

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | Equatorial Guinea is ruled by Africa’s longest-serving president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who took power by overthrowing his uncle and has since weathered several coup attempts himself. After claims of a new attempt late December, here is some background about the small nation tainted by …

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Obiang says war being prepared against him

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | The president of Equatorial Guinea said a war is being organised against his regime, days after a government official warned of a “destabilisation attempt”. A “war” is being prepared “because they say I have spent a lot of time in power,” President Teodoro Obiang …

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Armed men held in E.Guinea ‘destabilisation attempt’

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Cameroonian police have arrested a group of nearly 40 heavily armed men who were headed into neighbouring Equitorial Guinea, a military source said Friday. Equitorial Guinea’s Ambassador to France, Miguel Oyono Ndong Mifumu, referred to the incident as an “invasion and destabilisation attempt”, according to …

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Equatorial Guinea gives President Museveni highest honour

Equatorial Guinea gives President Museveni highest honour Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | PPU | SATURDAY | The people of Equatorial Guinea have presented the highest honour of their country, the Great Collar of Independence Award, to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni who is on a 4-day state visit to the Central African nation …

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OBIANG: Uganda needs to be vigilant to sieve bad from good

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has cautioned Uganda to be careful when negotiating oil and gas deals. He said that whereas oil is a good blessing to nations that discover it, there are times it becomes a curse to the countries. “Oil can be linked to honey. Honey …

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Obiang Nguema wins by 93.7%, turn out 93.7%

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | Africa’s longest-serving leader, Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, extended his 36-year rule Thursday after being re-elected president with 93.7 percent of the vote, according to the provisional results of weekend elections. The results announced by the National Election Commission showed his two closest …

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Equatorial Guinea opposition leader under house arrest

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | An opposition politician said Tuesday that police have barred him and 200 of his supporters from leaving his residence in the capital Malabo after an army assault on the property. “I am in prison in my own residence, there are more than 200 activists …

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