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Equatorial Guinea: Detained cartoonist wins top award

Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) has named a detained Equatorial Guinea catroonist as winner of the ’2017 Courage in Cartooning Award.’ CRNI said the choice of Ramon was because of his ‘continuous refusal to be intimidated by the threats made against him, and his courage in the face of a brutal …

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Equatorial Guinea: Vice-president Teodorin Obiang receives 3 years jail term in French corruption case

A French court has handed a three year jail term to Teodorin Obiang Nguema, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea in a corruption case known as the ‘ill-gotten assets’ saga. A Paris court in January this year, opened a corruption, embezzlement and misuse of public funds case against Teodorin, who is the …

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FIFA bans Equatorial Guinea from 2019 Women World Cup

FIFA has banned Equatorial Guinea from the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France for fielding 10 ineligible players and using forged documents. The players all took part in qualifying for the 2016 Olympic women’s tournament in Brazil.  FIFA has also imposed a fine of $102,000 on the country’s football association.  The two-time champions will not …

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Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh ‘to take up farming full time’

Gambia’s exiled former leader Yahya Jammeh has reportedly disclosed plans to take up farming “full time”. Quoting the Jeune Afrique newspaper, a report said that Jammeh was set to go into farming. An unnamed diplomat in Equatorial Guinea was cited as the source of the story, the report said. It was …

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Equatorial Guinea: Criminals must know they can be killed – President warns

The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said cases where criminals are killed should not be sent to court because criminals should know they could be killed for their actions. The oil-rich African country has been suffering from a spate of criminal activity on the back of an …

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Gambia’s exiled elections chief and Jammeh’s lawyer return home

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Alieu Mommar Njie, the man who superintended over the last presidential polls in The Gambia has returned home from exile. The same is reported of Jammeh’s lawyer, Anthony Gomez. Both men fled at different times to neighbouring Senegal. Njie left after death threats were made on his life after security …

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