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E Guinea ruling party expected to maintain grip as nation votes

2017-11-12 20:26

Voting has begun in Equatorial Guinea under tight security, with the opposition hoping to make gains in a parliamentary poll though the ruling party was widely expected to maintain its firm grip over the tiny oil-rich country.

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.

E Guinea demands €73m from Total over 'fraud'

2017-08-29 10:01

Equatorial Guinea says it has demanded €73 million from French oil giant Total over "fraud" in fuel sales made between 2010 and 2012.

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.

'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.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali

2017-03-25 07:14

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

Uganda deploys troops to train Equatorial Guinea forces

2017-02-16 16:50

Uganda's government has deployed scores of troops to Equatorial Guinea under an agreement to train the west African country's troops

Yahya Jammeh's 'ideal refuge'

2017-01-24 14:30

The Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh should feel quite at home in Equatorial Guinea as the guest of Africa’s longest serving and perhaps most kleptocratic dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mabasongo, writes Terry Bell.

Welcoming Jammeh 'is like welcoming the waste of Africa', E Guinea opposition says

2017-01-23 15:01

Equatorial Guinea's opposition has denounced the government's decision to welcome exiled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who flew to the west African nation over the weekend after 22 years in power.

REVEALED: Jammeh 'stole' millions in his final weeks in power, shipped out luxury cars

2017-01-23 06:11

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country's state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president says.

 

Son of E Guinea leader gets suspended jail term in Paris graft trial

2017-10-27 12:01

A French court has handed down a three-year suspended jail term to the son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, Teodorin Obiang, after a landmark graft trial that lifted the lid on his playboy lifestyle.

Equatorial Guinea vice president’s Cape Town assets go under hammer to pay ex-prisoner from SA

2017-09-11 13:45

Assets in the upmarket Cape Town suburb of Bishopscourt, belonging to the vice president of Equatorial Guinea, are to be auctioned off, after he lost a court battle against a South African who was jailed in the West African country's notorious Black Beach prison for about two years.

Africa's longest-serving leaders

2017-08-21 19:27

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-06-28 08:07

#ThisFlag protest leader Evan Mawarire, as evicted Zimbabwean university students shelter in a local church, and Zambian opposition leader Hichilema says he is in "good spirits", despite being kept in custody at a high security prison.

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.

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.

Zuma 'likely to vote for Kenyan candidate to replace Dlamini-Zuma at AU'... find out why

2017-01-27 11:30

Even though SA should officially support a candidate from southern Africa, unofficial talk is that President Jacob Zuma will vote for the Kenyan candidate to replace Nkosazana Dlamani-Zuma as AU Commission chair. Find out why?

Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP

2017-01-23 21:47

Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, says a presidential spokesperson.

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.

BREAKING: Gambia's defeated leader Jammeh leaves country, ends standoff

2017-01-22 10:00

Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family headed into political exile, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political standoff that threatened to provoke a regional military intervention when he clung to power.

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