Equatorial Guinea leader's son fined 30mn euros in French embezzlement trial

2020-02-10 22:01

The playboy son of Equatorial Guinea's leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term and the confiscation of his assets for embezzling public funds.

E Guinea strongman hands out top military posts to family

2018-10-16 14:00

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the small, oil-rich state with an iron fist since 1979, has appointed several members of his family to top military positions.

E Guinea opposition demand govt resign over political prisoners

2018-07-18 19:05

An opposition leader in Equatorial Guinea has called for the government to resign over its failure to release political prisoners, a promise made by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

E Guinea President calls 'amnesty' for political prisoners

2018-07-05 13:30

Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema announced a "total amnesty" for all political prisoners and opposition figures banned from political activity, according to a decree read on national television.

'Be thankful they left you alive': E Guinea president tells Mugabe

2018-05-28 06:02

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema reportedly told his former Zimbabwe counterpart Robert Mugabe he should count himself lucky he’s still alive after last year’s military operation that saw him forced out.

E Guinea president dissolves government after polls

2018-02-04 10:12

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema has dissolved his government, including the powers of the prime minister and his three deputies, according to a decree read out on state television.

E Guinea VP says French case against him fabricated

2017-06-29 19:28

Teodorin Obiang, Equatorial Guinea's vice president and son of its leader, has denounced a French legal case against him as a fabricated vendetta designed to damage the country's government.

E Guinea leader's playboy son back on trial in France

2017-06-18 12:01

The high-living son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, with a taste for supercars, luxury homes and bespoke suits, is set to go on trial in Paris on Monday on corruption charges after a six-month delay.

Equatorial Guinea stays silent on Jammeh's presence

2017-01-23 10:13

Officials in Equatorial Guinea have refused to comment on whether ousted former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has arrived in the country.

Liberia editor detained over 'cannibal' African leader story

2016-09-16 06:00

A Liberian newspaper editor has been arrested after republishing an article from Britain's Daily Mail website that alleges the president of Equatorial Guinea is a cannibal.


E Guinea expels ruling party members it links to coup bid

2018-11-05 18:53

Equatorial Guinea's ruling party has expelled at least 42 of its members for their alleged role in a coup bid late last year, party sources say.

E Guinea president pardons jailed opponents

2018-10-12 13:15

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has pardoned 81 prisoners, including 30 political opponents jailed for sedition.

E Guinea opposition hopes for early prisoner release after amnesty

2018-07-05 21:10

Equatorial Guinea's main opposition party has said it hoped for the early release of its jailed members a day after authoritarian President Teodoro Obiang Nguema declared a "total amnesty" for all political prisoners.

E Guinea opposition sets conditions to attend 'national dialogue'

2018-07-04 09:37

Five political parties in Equatorial Guinea, ruled by Africa's longest serving despot, has signalled their willingness to take part in a national dialogue next month if their security was ensured.

E Guinea president reappoints same team after polls

2018-02-06 17:42

Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has reappointed his prime minister after dissolving the government last week.

Judgement day for E Guinea vice president in Paris trial

2017-10-27 10:29

A French court is set to hand down a verdict in the corruption trial of Equatorial Guinea's vice president, accused of embezzling millions in public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Paris.

'Soros wanted to topple E Guinea leader,' UK mercenary tells Paris court

2017-06-27 13:51

Former British mercenary Simon Mann, who led a failed 2004 coup in Equatorial Guinea, has accused US billionaire George Soros of plotting to overthrow its president, in testimony at a high-profile trial in Paris.

PICS: Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh works on farm in Equatorial Guinea

2017-03-24 13:00

Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media.

E Guinea playboy on trial in landmark French case

2017-01-02 11:00

The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, a notorious playboy with extravagant taste in cars, homes and Michael Jackson memorabilia, will go on trial for corruption next week in a landmark case in France.

Some opposition members freed in Equatorial Guinea

2016-05-03 20:28

Two hundred Equatorial Guinea opposition members have been released after being detained in a pre-election sweep, but others remain in horrendous conditions.

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