Equatorial Guinea

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.

'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.


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.

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.

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