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2012-01-20 13:59:00

BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Co-host Equatorial Guinea will open the 28th Edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2012) with a match against Libya in the newly remodeled Bata Stadium tomorrow, Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Bata, the country's largest city. "Equatorial Guinea is proud to co-host the Africa Cup of Nations 2012, the continent's most prestigious cup. This is a great opportunity to show how the country is advancing and our...

2012-01-06 08:46:00

President Obiang Looks ahead to Economic Growth and Development MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea presided over the inauguration of the new tourist resort in the mainland city of Bata on December 29. The new tourist resort, Elik Melen, is the latest project in the government's plan to build a tourism infrastructure in the West African country. In his remarks, President Obiang said the new tourist...

2011-12-19 16:42:00

President Obiang recalls government's restoration of religious freedom and commitment to a nationwide development program. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The dedication of a new Catholic cathedral in the city of Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea, on December 7 served as a symbol of the nation's economic development and the vigorous religious life of a country where the church was once violently suppressed. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo dedicated...

2011-12-16 11:16:00

Equatorial Guinea Continues to Invest in Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Programs WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a speech at the Sullivan Honors Awards, President Obiang discussed the promotion of African integration by leading Equatorial Guinea toward a better future by facing its challenges and achieving the country's desired self-improvement and progress. President Obiang has led the efforts of the African community while promoting the...

2011-11-22 15:51:00

Equatorial Guinea works to diversify economy and promote industry development MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the opening ceremony of the First National Industrialization Conference, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea addressed opportunities for industry development and diversification of the economy. He encouraged international investors to support industrialization, not only in Equatorial Guinea, but throughout the...

2011-11-05 16:43:00

African Union President Obiang Lauds African-Focused Network PARIS, Nov. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following meetings in Cannes where President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea met with heads of state from around the world at the G20 Economic Summit, he arrived in Paris today to inaugurate the expansion of news station Africa24's newsroom in the city. "The creation of Africa24 has been an inspiration," said President Obiang, who is also the rotating president of the...

2011-11-04 09:36:00

Equatorial Guinea Plays Important Role for Africa at Economic Conference CANNES, France, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the second day of G20 economic talks, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea represented the priorities of the African Union. He stressed the need to take into account the requirements of developing emerging economies while emphasizing that Africa can be a part of a global solution to the tenuous world economy. "The G20 must work with...

2011-11-04 11:55:00

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue also Leads Constitutional Reform Campaign Efforts MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue focused attention today on growing and reinforcing the agriculture sector in Equatorial Guinea through economic development and coordination on the world stage. He also acknowledged government leaders from around the world who took part in an agricultural working...

2011-11-03 08:39:00

CANNES, France, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African Union Chairman Obiang Nguema Mbasogo called today on the world's leaders gathering in Cannes, France, for the G20 Summit to pay more attention to Africa and recognize the continent's economic potential. "The G20 is a great opportunity to show the top Heads of State how we, as a united continent, are working toward progress and development," said President Obiang. "The Summit attendees need to pay closer attention to our...

2011-10-31 05:33:00

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only months after Equatorial Guinea's seamless execution of the 17th African Union Summit, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Gabon's President, Ali Bongo Ondimba, co-hosted the Africa Cup of Nations tournament draw in the nation's capital of Malabo. At this event, the 16 countries that qualified for the Africa Cup learned who their opponents would be. Equatorial Guinea made its debut in the Africa Cup and was seeded...