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2013-05-07 16:27:15

Fifty-Five Members of a New Senate to be Elected MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Republic of Equatorial Guinea will hold elections on 26 May 2013. Citizens will elect members of a new parliament as well as local council members across the country. For the first time, voters will elect 55 members of a new Senate established in accordance with the constitutional reforms of February 2012. The remaining 15 senators will be appointed by President...

2012-10-15 15:20:10

Government promotes infrastructure development with 'new gateway' to country MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea marked its Independence Day October 12 with the inauguration of a new airport, the President Obiang Nguema International Airport, located at Mongomeyen, in the mainland province of Wele-Nzas. This is the country's fifth international airport, designed to connect the nation's geographically isolated areas to the main population...

2012-10-12 15:22:43

Equatorial Guinea Gives US$30 Million To FAO For Food Aid In Africa Equatorial Guinea joins the fight to end hunger in Africa MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea has offered US$30 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to assist African countries with food shortages and improve food security across the continent. The donation comes after a meeting between the President of Equatorial Guinea and Jose...

2012-07-18 06:30:32

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea recently launched the first telecommunications infrastructure company, GITGE (Management and Maintenance of Telecommunication Infrastructures organization in Equatorial Guinea), to optimize the national telecommunications service with the installation of fiber optics that currently link the capital city of Malabo and Bata. "GITGE is a great addition to Equatorial Guinea's...

2012-06-22 10:21:38

West African Nation Joins Conversation on Pathway to Safer, Equitable and Cleaner Environment MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President of Equatorial Guinea led a delegation to join world leaders, other governments, nongovernmental agencies, international institutions, private-sector organizations and other groups June 20-22, in Rio de Janeiro, for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). "This conference is the second...

2012-06-13 14:20:47

Favorable conditions for U.S. investment in a modern, diversifying economy. President Obiang seeks U.S. companies for IT, telecoms, fisheries, agribusiness, mining, tourism. HOUSTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea laid out the welcome mat in Houston Monday for U.S. investments in information technology, telecommunications, fisheries, construction, agriculture and agroindustry, mining and hydrocarbons. Some 200 representatives of companies...

2012-05-22 10:23:33

Exiled Opposition Leader Returns To A Changed Equatorial Guinea Sibacha Bueicheku credits government for reforms and development and urges exiles to return. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sibacha Bueicheku, chairman of the Union for Democracy and Social Development party and deputy coordinator of the Common Front of the Opposition in Exile, has returned to Equatorial Guinea after living abroad in Spain for 35 years. Bueicheku told local media that...

2012-04-17 06:25:17

Government Defends Commitment to Upholding Professionalism and Transparency MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an interview with France Africa 24, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, defending the Government of Equatorial Guinea, stated it maintains strict control of State revenues. "All the money is collected by the State," said President Obiang. "No one can touch that money." He then continued to discuss the various businesses that he and...

2012-03-14 11:14:00

Contribution is part of country's growing humanitarian efforts. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea has sent a national cargo plane filled with rice, milk, water, medicine, clothing and medical equipment to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, on Sunday, March 11. The shipment of humanitarian aid totaled 400 tons (MT) and was delivered to the Congolese capital in several trips. The shipment was made in response to the series of...

2012-03-09 10:54:00

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, led by Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, recently focused attention on growing and reinforcing the agriculture sector in Equatorial Guinea through a food security program workshop. The Ministry also acknowledged the government's goal of increasing food production in the country. "Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has set food security as a...