Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

Population: 0.778 mn.
GDP: $15.4 bn.
Debt: n/a

Efforts will continue to alter the oil-producing country's image as an old-school dictatorship. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in power since his 1979 coup, seems to be preparing his son Teodorín's succession despite his reputation and opposition even from within the ruling clan. Export revenue plunges.

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  • Vol 56 No 4
  •  20th February 2015

Obiang’s own goal fest

Hosting the Africa Cup of Nations won some prestige for the regime but could not paper over the cracks

  • Vol 56 No 3
  •  6th February 2015

Obiang's goals

Hosting the Africa Cup of Nations has enabled President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to improve his country's image and raise his regional profile. At the opening ceremony of the football tournament on 17 January, he boasted that his enemies had been pro...

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

Disagreements over dialogue

President Obiang says he wants to open up politics to the opposition but most parties are setting conditions for taking part

  • Vol 54 No 16
  •  2nd August 2013

See, they were out to get me

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo’s argument that the Spanish government under Prime Minister José María Aznar may have supported the 2004 ‘wonga coup’ gained new credence in July.

  • Vol 54 No 14
  •  5th July 2013

L’etat, c’est nous

The President and his family do well out of – and squabble over – the tiny country’s massive oil riches

  • Vol 54 No 14
  •  5th July 2013

As the oil goes, the gas arrives

At international conferences on Equatorial Guinea, oilmen often praise its Mines Minister, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima. However, his recent spate of contract-signing could be undone in the succession battle or as a result of the Ministry of Mines’ con...

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

Secret shipment

As President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo’s government rails against foreign influences seeking to destabilise Equatorial Guinea, it is none too pleased with the latest decisions by prosecutors in Valencia, Spain.

  • Vol 53 No 22
  •  2nd November 2012

Bienvenido a Malabo

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema will host a summit for the 80 member states of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific group in Malabo on 13-14 December. Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, the ACP’s key multilateral negotiating partner, is lo...

  • Vol 53 No 3
  •  3rd February 2012

No reform yet

Washington-based lobbyist Lanny J. Davis, a former counsel for ex-President Bill Clinton, is suing Equatorial Guinea. At issue is the non-payment of expenses incurred when Davis was hired in March 2010 by the office of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mba...

  • Vol 52 No 21
  •  21st October 2011

Teodorin’s week

On 19 October, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo nominated his son, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue (‘Teodorín’) as his new deputy envoy to the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. This followed UNESCO’s decisio...

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