Equatorial Guinea

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim elections, Africa Day, Mugabe

2018-05-26 07:30

A South African firm will provide paper for the ballots in this year’s election in Zimbabwe, and Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, says ISS.

E Guinea court upholds opposition ban, jail terms

2018-05-08 17:30

Equatorial Guinea's paramount court has confirmed the dissolution of the country's main opposition and upholds 30-year jail terms handed to 21 of its members.

E Guinea carried out wave of torture after coup bid: activists

2018-03-30 14:01

Equatorial Guinea carried out a wave of arrests and torture after an attempted coup last December, activists say.

E Guinea prosecutor calls for release of arrested cartoonist

2018-02-28 17:58

Equatorial Guinea's public prosecutor has demanded the release of a cartoonist, held for more than five months, because of a "lack of evidence".

E Guinea slams France for 'violating' sovereignty in VP graft case

2018-02-20 18:45

Equatorial Guinea has angrily denounced the conviction of its vice president for corruption by a French court as a "flagrant violation" of international law, and insisted on its "total independence."

147 activists face death penalty in E Guinea: lawyer

2018-02-15 06:02

Equatorial Guinea's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in the trial of 147 opposition activists accused of "rebellion," their lawyer says.


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.

'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.

Equatorial Guinea leader Nguema to hold 'secret talks' with Mugabe – report

2018-05-25 15:00

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema is reportedly in Zimbabwe on a two day state visit, and is also expected to hold "secret talks" with ousted president Robert Mugabe.

E Guinea calls for African 'human rights institutions'

2018-04-19 19:19

Equatorial Guinea has called for national human rights institutions to replace international organisations across Africa, after facing accusations of a bloody crackdown following a failed coup bid last year.

Cartoonist freed in E Guinea after 5 months behind bars

2018-03-08 11:45

A cartoonist who was held in custody for more than five months in Equatorial Guinea has been released, an NGO says.

E Guinea's main opposition party dissolved, 21 convicted

2018-02-27 19:42

The main opposition party in Equatorial Guinea has been dissolved by a court that also jailed 21 of its activists for more than 30 years, state media has reported.

France urges UN top court to dump E Guinea case

2018-02-19 21:26

France has accused Equatorial Guinea of wanting to "paralyse" French criminal procedure in a top-level corruption probe, as it urged judges to throw out a case against it before the UN's top court.

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.

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