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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.
A South African appears to have been on board a ship that was attacked by "pirates" while en route to Equatorial Guinea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has pardoned 81 prisoners, including 30 political opponents jailed for sedition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two journalists held by police after they interviewed a suspended judge in Equatorial Guinea have been released without charge, one of them says.
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.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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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