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2013-04-25 12:27:16

Proposal would give African nations the final say over Security Council actions in Africa. NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea made a plea today to give African nations a veto over UN Security council actions on the continent. He did not give details. "The Republic of Equatorial Guinea asks the international community to...allow Africa to obtain its protection in the Security Council with the right of a veto in its...

2013-02-28 12:24:33

President Obiang receives Order of Francophonie and Dialogue of Cultures Award MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, opened the 5(th) Conference of the Presidents of Assemblies and Sections of the African Region of the Francophonie Parliamentary Assembly (APF) with a call for stronger cooperation aimed at promoting peace as development and stability problems threaten states. During his welcoming remarks,...

2013-02-11 12:22:59

Guinean families receive long-awaited keys to public housing MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea ordered the National Property Management Company (ENGI) to immediately turn over publicly-financed housing units to families that had made their down payments months earlier. Nearly seventy families received keys to their properties within two days. The houses, located in the Buena Esperanza, a public...

2013-01-31 16:24:17

Government obtains data needed for planning social projects. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Government of Equatorial Guinea has released information on the overall status of the country's households, which was obtained via the Demographic and Health Survey of Equatorial Guinea (EDSGE-I), conducted between July and November 2011. The survey was conducted through the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) with support from the European Commission and the...

2012-12-13 12:22:57

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Opens 7(th) ACP Summit MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinean President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo called for stronger South-South economic global cooperation aimed at providing guidance for strategy and policies that allow the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of nations (ACP) to play an effective role in the international arena. Heads of State and government from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of nations...

2012-11-02 11:22:41

Government continues to distribute zinc sheets and improve living conditions for poor MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Second Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, Head of Defense and State Security, expanded the national zinc sheet distribution to the Insular Region last week. The campaign, which is a government-led initiative, was designed to improve living conditions for impoverished families throughout the nation by...

2012-10-19 15:22:10

Journalism professor and students produce independent publication. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Professors and students at the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE) have launched an independent newspaper that has a mission to inform the public and train a new generation of journalists. Bernardino Ndze Biyoa, editor of the independent newspaper El Lector, is a professor of communications at UNGE's Malabo campus. "We saw that with El...

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...

2012-10-12 11:21:01

Entire country now has access to electrical power. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea has inaugurated a new electricity plant in the city of Djibloho that forms the final major element in its plan to extend electrical power to the entire nation. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo dedicated the plant in an official ceremony on October 11. "The importance of this project is to ensure a better life for all of our citizens [...],"...