Equatorial Guinea

Shout-Africa Rewind: We Look Back At The Year 2004, Real Men Real Motives

Shout-Africa Rewind – Equatorial Guinea is a nation, an African country, “… the country lies hidden under the staple,” Adam Roberts wrote in his book ‘The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa’ . But hey no, the country has oil, and besides oil it has human lives. In looking back at the year 2004, through the eyes of a writer, we at Shout-Afica try to recall and understand events that led to real big man becoming real foolish. In the Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs and a Ruthless Determination to... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Thursday, November 25th 2010 | Read Comments

Guinea election hopeful Conde cancels peace tour with rival

By Nangayi Guyson – Conakry – AFP- Guinean presidential candidate Alpha Conde pulled out Thursday of a scheduled joint tour of a peace with rival Cellou Dalein Diallo, saying his supporters were against the visit, a spokesperson said. The tour was aimed to ease tensions between their followers ahead of the vote. A spokesman for Alpha Conde said that his supporters had opposed him travelling to the areas affected by violence with his opponent. It is his base that is against this tour,” said Francois Lonseny Fall, spokesperson for the pro-Conde Rainbow alliance. A spokesperson for Conde’s Rally of the... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Sunday, October 31st 2010 | Read Comments

Equatorial Guinea Officially Opens New Airport and Port Facilities In Annobon

By Own Correspondent – MALABO, Equatorial Guinea – The inauguration of the new Annobon airport and trade port yesterday were some of the central events of Equatorial Guinea’s (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) Independence Day Celebration. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo commissioned the construction of the two facilities in an effort to foster economic growth through access to the remote island province. The two robust infrastructure projects were executed by Somagec (a Moroccan company) and fully funded by the government. The Annobon airport is part of a much larger national development plan undertaken by President Obiang’s administration to increase development across the... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Sunday, October 17th 2010 | Read Comments

Ghana Agrees to Provide Equatorial Guinea With Assistance to Develop Cocoa Production

By Shout-Africa Correspondent – MALABO,Equatorial Guinea – Equatorial Guinea’s (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo concluded his visit to the Republic of Ghana where he met with President John Evans Atta Mills to discuss cooperation and assistance to develop the Equatorial Guinea’s agricultural sector. This visit follows President Obiang’s recent trip to China and Korea where he signed cooperation agreements and courted business leaders about investment opportunities in his country. During his visit to Ghana, President Obiang reinforced the country’s message of peace, solidarity and teamwork “in order for our two states to achieve development goals.” Both states... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Thursday, September 16th 2010 | Read Comments

Equatorial Guinean President Mbasogo Meets With Chinese Counterpart Hu Jitao

BEIJING – On the afternoon of August 18, 2010, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with his Equatorial Guinean counterpart Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at the Great Hall of the People. Hu first thanked Obiang for extending condolences to China over the devastating mudslides in Zhouqu, Gansu and putting off the national pavilion day for Equatorial Guinea at the World Expo in Shanghai due to the national mourning day on Aug. 15 for victims in the disaster. Hu said that the friendship between both peoples goes back to the 1970s. Bilateral relations have become even firmer since the establishment of diplomatic... Continue Reading

Publish Date: Sunday, August 22nd 2010 | Read Comments