Equatorial Guinea

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.

Dirco 'in talks' with Equatorial Guinea after South African possibly kidnapped

2019-11-23 10:10

A South African appears to have been on board a ship that was attacked by "pirates" while en route to Equatorial Guinea.

WATCH | These seized cars from the Equatorial Guinea president's son sold for millions!

2019-10-02 15:18

Car lovers from around the world splashed out more than $27 million at an auction for dozens of luxury cars seized from the son of the Equatorial Guinea's president.

Switzerland seizes cars owned by Equatorial Guinea president's son

2019-02-08 19:26

Swiss prosecutors have said they were dropping charges of financial wrongdoing against Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of Equatorial Guinea's authoritarian leader, but were confiscating luxury cars as part of the case.

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 releases 34 political prisoners: opposition

2018-10-22 21:04

Equatorial Guinea's main opposition party has said 34 of its members were freed from prison following a pardon from strongman ruler Teodoro Obiang Nguema, but that many of them had been tortured.

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 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.

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.


First African measures to stop spread of coronavirus

2020-01-29 22:00

Measures have been introduced in two African states aimed at stopping the spread of the new coronavirus, joining countries worldwide who have imposed restrictions since the disease surfaced in central China last month.

South African aboard ship where 7 seamen were kidnapped, says Equatorial Guinea

2019-11-22 19:30

Seven crew members aboard a supply ship for the oil industry in Equatorial Guinea were kidnapped when "pirates" attacked their vessel, the oil and gas ministry says in a statement.

Equatorial Guinea frees journalists held after judge interview

2019-09-09 22:00

Two journalists held by police after they interviewed a suspended judge in Equatorial Guinea have been released without charge, one of them says.

E Guinea army chief-of-staff fired: presidency

2018-12-07 21:14

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.

Rights group accuses E Guinea security forces of thrashing leader

2018-10-29 17:22

Activists in Equatorial Guinea have alleged that plainclothes security forces snatched and beat up the head of their human rights and development organisation at the weekend.

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 lawmakers banned from foreign travel

2018-08-23 20:00

Equatorial Guinea's lawmakers have been banned from foreign travel unless authorised by Vice President Teodorin Nguema Obiang, the president's son, according to a note from the presidency. .

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 figure tortured to death: party

2018-07-04 19:21

An Equatorial Guinean opposition figure who had been jailed for "sedition" was tortured to death in prison earlier this week, his party, the Citizens for Innovation (CI), has said.

E Guinea leader calls for 'dialogue' after coup bid

2018-06-12 21:44

Equatorial Guinea's authoritarian president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has called for "national dialogue," a move that comes on the heels of a thwarted coup and a crackdown on the opposition.

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