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France calls off probe into Gabon, Equatorial Guinea elite's wealth

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Museveni honoured in Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea confirms hosting ousted Gambian leader Jammeh

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France tries Equatorial Guinea leader's son in absentia over alleged corruption

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Equatorial Guinea leader’s son on trial

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Playboy son of Equatorial Guinea leader goes on trial in France

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Equatorial Guinea vice president’s Cape Town assets go under hammer to pay ex-prisoner from SA
Cape Town - Assets in the upmarket Cape Town suburb of Bishopscourt, belonging to the vice president of Equatorial Guinea - who is the centre of a court case in Paris for allegedly embezzling and splurging public funds - are to be auctioned off. This is because Teodorin Nguema Obiang, son of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has lost an aspect of a legal wrangle involving Daniel Janse van Rensburg - a South African who was jailed in the notorious Black Beach prison in Equatorial Guinea for about two years   Read More ...
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France calls off probe into Gabon, Equatorial Guinea elite's wealth
Paris, France | AFP | French judges have ended their investigation into the substantial assets of Gabon’s late president Omar Bongo and his family, none of whom have been charged, sources close to the case said Wednesday. French prosecutors have been investigating since 2010 whether the fortunes amassed in France by the ruling elites of three oil-rich African countries — Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon — were built up with money siphoned from public coffers   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea gives President Museveni highest honour
. Equatorial Guinea gives President Museveni highest honour Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | PPU | The people of Equatorial Guinea have presented the highest honour of their country, the Great Collar of Independence Award, to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni who is on a 4-day State visit to the Central African nation at the invitation of his host President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo   Read More ...
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Museveni visits Equatorial Guinea’s Port Bata
President Yoweri Museveni, accompanied by his host President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has visited Equatorial Guineas’ Port city of Bata on the mainland in Central Africa making a stopover at the Bata maritime Walkway and the Bata Sea port. The Port of Bata is popular for its free trade zone, petroleum infrastructure, large container ships as well as main exports including coffee and timber and is undergoing an expansion as dry port (terminal of containers) and bulk freight traffic   Read More ...
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Museveni honoured in Equatorial Guinea
President Yoweri Museveni received the award from his host His Excellency Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, on Friday evening. PPU photos. DEPARTURE: President Yoweri Museveni laft on Friday for Equatorial Guinea for a four-day state visist. He was seen aoof at Entebbe International Airport by officials who included IGP Kale Kayihura. Museveni was received in Equatorial Guinea's capital Malabo on Friday afternoon. Museveni with his host Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on arrival   Read More ...
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eyes more cooperation with Equatorial Guinea on Belt and Road construction
China and Equatorial Guinea can increase cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng said Thursday. Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks while meeting with Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president of Equatorial Guinea. He urged giving full play to the two sides' advantages in political mutual trust, economic complementarity, and friendship among the people so as to push forward the bilateral comprehensive partnership of cooperation to a new level   Read More ...
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Who are the 3 African leaders who will sue Transparency over corruption case?
Bata, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | The leaders of the oil-rich African nations of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Congo will sue Transparency International over a case in France involving allegedly ill-gotten properties worth hundreds of millions, President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea has said. French human rights lawyer William Bourdon instigated the investigation in 2007 by making a formal complaint on behalf of the pressure group Transparency International France (TIF)   Read More ...
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French prosecutor seeks jail, huge fine for Equatorial Guinea leader's son
PARIS: A French public prosecutor on Wednesday asked a court to sentence the son of Equatorial Guinea's president to three years in jail on charges of using money plundered from his country to buy Parisian luxury properties and exotic cars. The public prosecutor also said Obiang should pay a 30 million euro fine and have all his assets in France confiscated   Read More ...
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French prosecutor seeks jail, huge fine for Equatorial Guinea leader's son
A French public prosecutor on Wednesday asked a court to sentence the son of Equatorial Guinea's president to three years in jail on charges of using money plundered from his country to buy Parisian luxury properties and exotic cars. The public prosecutor also said Obiang should pay a 30 million euro fine and have all his assets in France confiscated. Teodorin Obiang, eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang and a vice-president himself, denies charges of laundering embezzled public funds   Read More ...
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George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader'
Former British mercenary Simon Mann, who led a failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea in 2004, has accused US billionaire George Soros of plotting to overthrow the country's government. He said he had warned President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest serving leader, of the alleged plan in 2011. But he said he did not have any proof, and Mr Soros has not yet commented   Read More ...
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Taleveras, Exxon Mobil win Equatorial Guinea oil blocks
Three major oil firms namely Exxon Mobil, Taleveras and Ophir on Monday won oil blocks in Equatorial Guinea. Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Obiag-Lima, disclosed this at the African Oil and Gas Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The winners were revealed by Obiag-Lima at a press conference. Exxon Mobil, in a statement confirmed it has signed its Production Sharing Contract with Equatorial Guinea for Oil acreage E   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea becomes OPEC member
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25. Equatorial Guinea became a new member of OPEC during the 172nd meeting of the cartel being held May 25 in Vienna, Austria. The five founding members were later joined by Qatar, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Nigeria, Ecuador, Gabon and Angola.   Read More ...
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UPDF in Equatorial Guinea to build capacity – Museveni
ENTEBBE. President Museveni on Wednesday restated that the UPDF is in oil-rich central Africa nation of Equatorial Guinea on a capacity building mission, but not to involve in any war. The President said the Ugandan army was deployed to Somalia in 2007 and to Central African Republic (CAR) in 2009 to fight but this is not the case with UPDF presence in Equatorial Guinea   Read More ...
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Gambia’s ousted dictator is living the good life in a palace in Equatorial Guinea
MONGOMO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA For a town of 7,000 in the middle of Africa’s densest jungle, Mongomo boasts an impressive list of attractions. Carved out of Equatorial Guinea’s virgin rainforest is a private airport, a football stadium that hosted games for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, a deserted three-lane highway leading to a “six-star” hotel in the nearby city of Oyala, and a new international-standard golf course, its pristine fairways cutting through the plant life that encroaches everywhere else   Read More ...
PICS: Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh works on farm in Equatorial Guinea
Cape Town – Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media. Jammeh is shown working on a farm, and talking to a man believed to be Equatorial Guinea’s long-time leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema. The former ruler appears "smaller" than his usual towering self, according to Africa News. See pictures below   Read More ...
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Parliament probes UPDF deployment in Equatorial Guinea
Parliament is probing the circumstances under which the Uganda government has sent UPDF troops to Equatorial Guinea. The state minister for defence Col. Charles Okello Engora has confirmed that the Uganda government has sent troops to troubled Equatorial Guinea. The minister made the statement on Tuesday in Parliament while responding to a presentation by Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikubo who said Ugandan troops had been deployed to Equatorial Guinea without seeking   Read More ...
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Uganda deploys troops to train Equatorial Guinea forces
Kampala - Uganda's government has deployed scores of troops to Equatorial Guinea under an agreement to train the West African country's troops, a military official said on Thursday. Between 100 and 150 troops had been sent after the agreement was signed between the two countries at the start of this year, military spokesman Brigadier Richard Karemire told The Associated Press. The government of Equatorial Guinea hopes the "training and monitoring"   Read More ...
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Uganda deploys troops to train Equatorial Guinea forces
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government has deployed scores of troops to Equatorial Guinea under an agreement to train the West African country's troops, a military official said Thursday. Between 100 and 150 troops had been sent after the agreement was signed between the two countries at the start of this year, military spokesman Brig. Richard Karemire told The Associated Press. The government of Equatorial Guinea hopes the "training and   Read More ...
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Top court set to arbitrate in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea border row
Top court set to arbitrate in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea border row A 40-year border dispute between Gabon and Equatorial Guinea has officially been referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands. The international court will now arbitrate in the protracted maritime row over oil-rich islands in the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. The two countries have been staking claim to the Mbanié, Cocotiers and Congas   Read More ...
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Jammeh living in Equatorial Guinea
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh arrives at a polling station with his wife Zineb during the presidential election in Banjul, Gambia, December 1, 2016. (Reuters) EQUATORIAL GUINEA confirmed on Tuesday it was hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who fled his country after West African troops threatened to remove him by force if he did not concede his election defeat. Information Minister Eugenio Nse Obiang confirmed that Jammeh was in   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea Confirms Hosting Ousted Gambian Leader
MALABO — Equatorial Guinea confirmed on Tuesday it was hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who fled his country after West African troops threatened to remove him by force if he did not concede his election defeat. Information Minister Eugenio Nse Obiang confirmed that Jammeh was in the country in a statement sent out to journalists. He gave no further details. Jammeh plunged Gambia into turmoil in December when he   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea confirms presence of ousted Gambian leader Jammeh
Equatorial Guinea confirmed on Tuesday it was hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who fled his country after West African troops threatened to remove him by force if he did not concede his election defeat. Information Minister Eugenio Nse Obiang confirmed that Jammeh was in the country in a statement sent out to journalists. He gave no further details. Jammeh plunged Gambia into turmoil in December when he refused to   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea confirms hosting ousted Gambian leader Jammeh
MALABO (Reuters) - Equatorial Guinea confirmed on Tuesday it was hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who fled his country after West African troops threatened to remove him by force if he did not concede his election defeat. Information Minister Eugenio Nse Obiang confirmed that Jammeh was in the country in a statement sent out to journalists. He gave no further details. Jammeh plunged Gambia into turmoil in December when   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea confirms hosting ousted Gambian leader Jammeh
MALABO - Equatorial Guinea confirmed on Tuesday that it was hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who fled there after West African troops threatened to remove him by force if he does not concede his election defeat. Information Minister Eugenio Nse Obiang confirmed that Jammeh was in country in a statement sent out to journalists. REUTERS.   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea silent on Jammeh's presence
News24 • 23 January 2017 2:43PM • BANJUL - Officials in Equatorial Guinea refused to comment on Sunday on whether ousted former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh had arrived in the country. But in a statement, Equatorial Guinea's opposition denounced the presence of Jammeh, whose 22-year reign was marked by systematic human rights abuses, on their soil. Jammeh slinked off in the dead of night from The Gambia's capital Banjul   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea stays silent on Jammeh's presence
Officials in Equatorial Guinea refused to comment on Sunday on whether ousted former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh had arrived in the country. The strongman's departure ended six weeks of political turmoil sparked by Jammeh's refusal to accept his election defeat to new Gambian President Adama Barrow. Following a short stopover in Conakry, the Guinean capital, Jammeh was due to head to Equatorial Guinea, a top Economic Community of West African   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea silent on Jammeh's presence
Officials in Equatorial Guinea refused to comment on Sunday on whether ousted former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh had arrived in the country.But in a statement, Equatorial Guinea's opposition denounced the presence of Jammeh, whose 22-year reign was marked by systematic human rights abuses, on their soil.Jammeh slinked off in the dead of night from The Gambia's capital Banjul in the early hours of Sunday on an unmarked plane alongside Guinea-Conakry's   Read More ...
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Africa: Gambia ex-President Yahya Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea
Gambia ex-President Yahya Jammeh flies into exile in Equatorial Guinea Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election to President Adama Barrow, mediators said. His exit ends rising tension as thousands of troops from Senegal and Nigeria who entered the tiny country on Thursday were poised to swoop   Read More ...
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Gambia's Jammeh heads to exile in Equatorial Guinea: ECOWAS
DAKAR (Reuters) - Gambia's former authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh was heading to exile in Equatorial Guinea with a stop in Guinea after he stepped down in the face of pressure from West African states to recognize his election defeat, the regional bloc ECOWAS said on Saturday. ECOWAS sent 7,000 troops into Gambia on Thursday, but would halt operations while leaving some troops in the country to ensure security, Marcel de   Read More ...
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Gabon, a host of contradictions
LIBREVILLE- Only five years ago, Libreville’s Stade d’Angondje staged the final of the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations that saw Zambia stun Ivory Coast. Gabon had successfully co-hosted the tournament with neighbours Equatorial Guinea, a move which was in line with Caf’s plan of spreading hosting rights to the continent’s nether places. Others will claim, with justification, that Caf’s insistence of handing hosting rights to only oil-rich   Read More ...
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French trial of Equatorial Guinea leader’s son postponed until June
A French court on Wednesday postponed the corruption trial of the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president until June 19, bringing proceedings to a halt two days after they had begun. The lawyer for Teodorin Obiang had asked for the hearing to be suspended on the grounds that his client, who was summoned to trial three weeks ago, had not been given enough time to prepare his defence in a complex   Read More ...
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France tries Equatorial Guinea leader's son in absentia in corruption case
By Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) - The son of Equatorial Guinea's president was put on trial in his absence on Monday in France, accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his native country, a small oil-rich state on Africa's west coast. Teodorin Obiang, eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang and a vice-president himself, denies charges of laundering embezzled public funds, which expose him to   Read More ...
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France tries Equatorial Guinea leader's son in absentia over alleged corruption
The son of Equatorial Guinea's president was put on trial in his absence on Monday in France, accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his native country, a small oil-rich state on Africa's west coast. Teodorin Obiang, eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang and a vice-president himself, denies charges of laundering embezzled public funds, which expose him to a sentence of 10 years in   Read More ...
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Equatorial Guinea leader’s son on trial
THE playboy son of Equatorial Guinea’s leader, notorious for his extravagant taste in cars, homes and Michael Jackson memorabilia, went on trial yesterday in Paris charged with plundering his country’s coffers to fund his jetset lifestyle in France. Teodorin Obiang, his country’s vice president, is accused of using state money to buy a mansion on one of the swankiest avenues in Paris as well as a collection of Italian supercars   Read More ...
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Playboy son of Equatorial Guinea leader goes on trial in France
PARIS (AFP) - The playboy son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, notorious for his extravagant taste in cars, homes and Michael Jackson memorabilia, went on trial Monday (Jan 2, 2017) in France accused of plundering his country to fund his jetset lifestyle. Teodorin Obiang, his country's vice-president, is suspected of using more than 100 million euros of state money to buy a mansion on one of the swankiest avenues in Paris   Read More ...
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Son of Equatorial Guinea's president facing trial in France
PARIS (AP) — The son of Equatorial Guinea's president is going on trial in France for corruption, money laundering and embezzlement after a years-long investigation. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who is also Equatorial Guinea's second vice president, faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of acquiring real estate, luxury cars and other goods in France with public funds from his country. Obiang's lawyer, Emmanuel Marsigny, said he   Read More ...
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France must protect premises Equatorial Guinea says is housing diplomatic mission in Paris – UN court
The Order indicates that France shall take “all measures at its disposal” to make sure that the premises presented as housing the diplomatic mission of Equatorial Guinea at 42 avenue Foch in Paris satisfy the required treatment outlined in Article 22 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The Court also unanimously rejected the request of France to remove the case from the General List. In   Read More ...
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Banyana look to end Awcon jinx
South Africa will be eyeing their first ever continental trophy when the tenth edition of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations gets underway on Saturday at Stade de Yaounde in Cameroon. Banyana Banyana have been to the final four times including at their debut appearance in 1995 as well as 2000, 2008 and 2012 and have fallen short to Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea twice but interim head coach Desiree Ellis   Read More ...
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Ivory Coast, Mali eye perfect start
With their so called 'golden generation' having finally lived up to their billing in Equatorial Guinea early last year, a new crop of Ivory Coast players will aim to write their own piece of history - starting with a win over Mali in their opening Group C 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday evening. Kick-off at the Stade Bouaké is scheduled for 8pm, with the match live on SS3   Read More ...
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Bafana optimistic over qualifiers opener
Bafana Bafana are in a buoyant mood ahead of their Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifier against Bukina Faso with coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba saying it was a blessing in disguise that they were beginning the campaign away from home. Since taking over the senior men’s national team, Mashaba has enjoyed unparalleled success away from home and expects history to repeat itself in this campaign. "We began the Equatorial Guinea   Read More ...
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