Equitorial Guinea

E Guinea fury as Brazil seizes $16m from visiting delegation

2018-09-18 21:16

The tiny West African state of Equatorial Guinea has demanded Brazil hand back more than $16m in cash and luxury watches that border officials confiscated from a delegation accompanying the president's son.

Chad FM warns of regional 'threat' after E Guinea coup bid

2018-01-04 18:30

Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zen Cherif, in a visit to Equatorial Guinea after a bid to overthrow long-time President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has condemned the attempted coup as a "major threat" to central Africa.

Equatorial Guinea says it thwarted 'coup'

2018-01-03 17:36

The west African state of Equatorial Guinea has said it had thwarted "a coup" in late December mounted by mercenaries who sought to attack President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

Central Africa's free market plan hits the roadblock of reality

2017-12-14 19:31

At the frontier between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, a long queue stretches between two checkpoints as travellers wrestle with officialdom and the inevitable demand for a sweetener in order to cross.

Campaigners incensed at failings in Africa Aids war

2017-12-07 10:31

Angry Aids activists are urging western and central Africa to step up the fight against HIV, saying millions of people, especially children, are at risk from complacency and underfunding.

Top Africa Stories: Kenya, Grace Mugabe, E Guinea

2017-10-28 07:18

One protester has been shot dead in western Kenya after a quarried election, and Zimbabwean war veterans have reportedly apologised to their former boss after they vilified him for claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe had staged a "bedroom coup".

E Guinea govt moves to unfinished rainforest city

2017-02-08 20:31

Equatorial Guinea's government has moved its headquarters from the coastal capital of Malabo to an unfinished city deep in the rainforest, where it will stay for three months, state media has said.

E Guinea playboy on trial in landmark French case

2017-01-02 11:00

The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, a notorious playboy with extravagant taste in cars, homes and Michael Jackson memorabilia, will go on trial for corruption next week in a landmark case in France.

ICBC in $2bn Equatorial Guinea deal

2015-04-29 14:01

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China's biggest lender by assets, says it has signed an infrastructure deal worth $2bn with Equatorial Guinea.

Mayuka set to return to UK

2015-01-25 15:16

Zambia's lead striker Emmanuel Mayuka is set to return to Southampton after a groin injury effectively ruled him out of AFCON.


UN sends envoy to E Guinea after failed 'coup' bid

2018-01-05 09:04

The United Nations has said it will dispatch an envoy to Equatorial Guinea after authorities in the oil-rich country said they had thwarted a coup attempt against President Theodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader.

E Guinea troops shoot dead 'mercenary' in clashes: state TV

2018-01-04 08:02

Troops in Equatorial Guinea shot dead a "mercenary" during clashes near the border with Cameroon, state television has reported, hours after an official said the government had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang.

E Guinea president says war being prepared against him

2018-01-01 12:00

The president of Equatorial Guinea has said a war is being organised against his regime, days after a government official warned of a "destabilisation attempt".

E Guinea intercepts Gabon-bound boat carrying 205 migrants

2017-12-13 19:30

Equatorial Guinea's coastguard intercepted a makeshift boat carrying 205 West African migrants headed for Gabon, local media has reported.

After Mugabe, Africa's other longtime leaders feel a chill

2017-11-28 14:32

After the stunning fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, attention has turned to other longtime African leaders accused of trying to extend their rule.

Gambia cancels diplomatic passports of ex-dictator, family

2017-08-02 20:11

Gambia's government has cancelled the diplomatic passports of former President Yahya Jammeh and his family members.

Gambia crunch talks overshadowed by refugee crisis fears

2017-01-13 21:14

West African leaders began crisis talks with President Yahya Jammeh over his refusal to leave power, as fears grew of a refugee exodus caused by the nation's political impasse.

Equatorial Guinea's iron-fisted leader set for re-election

2016-04-24 07:40

Africa's longest-serving leader, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, is set for re-election as the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea goes to the polls.

Hlatshwayo to miss Ghana clash

2015-01-25 21:23

Bafana Bafana defender Thulani “Tyson” Hlatshwayo has been ruled out of the crucial final Group C AFCON clash against Ghana.

Senegal snatch late winner

2015-01-19 20:33

Substitute Moussa Sow has snatched a stoppage-time winner as Senegal hit back to defeat Ghana in their AFCON match.

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