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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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Obiang’s own goal fest

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

From the glass-fronted VIP section of the main stand, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo had a perfect view as crowd violence in the Nuevo Estadio de Malabo spiralled out of c...

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 ...

Disagreements over dialogue

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

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo announced on 29 August his plans to hold a dialogue with members of the opposition but they are highly sceptical that it will lead to any pr...

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 co...

L’etat, c’est nous

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

The elections on 26 May showed just how far President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo will go to stifle democratic opposition. The leading opposition party, the Convergencia para la ...

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 ...

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 ...

Obiang loves China

Billions in non-transparent contracts have gone to Chinese companies and the opposition claims that Beijing is supporting the regime’s oppressive tactics

China stands accused of cooperating with the government of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to limit civil rights in Equatorial Guinea and to suppress the political opposit...


Chinese contractors’ delight

Multiple major contracts are handed out but the details of the deals remain obscure

China Dalian International Economic and Technical Cooperation Group (CDIG) is the primary beneficiary of the close ties between Beijing and Malabo. With no debate about costs or tr...

Teodoro Obiaiang Nguemama Mbasogo

President, Equatorial Guinea

In his first official visit since the initiation of diplomatic relations between Equatorial Guinea and Thailand in 1991, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and his wife Consta...

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