Equatorial Guinea’s president Teodoro Obiang Nguema has dissolved his government, including the powers of the prime minister and his three deputies, according to a decree read out on state television on Saturday. The country went to the polls for legislative, senatorial and municipal elections of November 12, last year. “Making …Read More »
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Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said in a statement on Monday. Gambia’s current President Adama Barrow was sworn in a year ago as a West African regional intervention force closed in on the …Read More »
Africa’s longest serving leader Theodore Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea says his country deserves plaudits for the peace Gambians are currently enjoying. Nguema, 75, a year ago (January 2017) accepted to shelter the outgoing Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh in a deal brokered by the West African regional political bloc, ECOWAS. …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »