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Eternal Blame Game - Mugabe, Sirleaf & Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.- or Demand Participatory Democracy

[Observer] Zimbabwe may start impeachment proceedings against President Mugabe soon. However, the legally frail reasons given for his impeachment makes us to conclude that the greatest need in African nations is not a patriotic leader. Africa needs a better system of governance, not a better president running a corrupt system built on individual accomplishments. After assessing the horrendous continental impact of great African leaders with outstanding accolades such as Nobel Laureates, freedom fighters and royalties (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Expected to Win As Polls Close

[Deutsche Welle] President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has been the country's president for 37 years. The party of Africa's longest serving leader was widely expected to win the vote. (AllAfrica)

Equatorial Guinean Vice President Convicted of Embezzlement in France

[VOA] A French court has sentenced Equatorial Guinea's vice-president, Teodorin Obiang, to a three-year suspended jail term Friday for embezzling and laundering his country's money to acquire luxury properties and other assets in France. Teodorin Obiang is the son of Equatorial Guinea's president, Teodoro Obiang. (AllAfrica)

President Obiang's Son Given Suspended Sentence in French Trial

[RFI] The son of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang has been given a three-month suspended jail sentence and fine by a French court in the first of three cases of embezzlement targeting the families of African leaders. (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Mocks French Obiang Sentence

[RFI] Equatorial Guinea's ruling party has dubbed a French court's sentence on its president's son a "failure" for the NGOs who launched the legal action for embezzlement of part of the country's wealth. (AllAfrica)

Jammeh Lives in 7-Star Hotel in Equatorial Guinea - Lawyer

[The Point] Tutu Alicante, a human rights lawyer and civil society activist in Equatorial Guinea, has said that the exiled Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh, lives in one of the most opulent, seven-star hotels in Equatorial Guinea. (AllAfrica)

Equatorial Guinea National Day

[PR Newswire] Washington -On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Equatorial Guinea on your 49th anniversary of independence on October 12th. Our two countries share a focus on commercial and maritime security issues. Our bilateral relationship has potential to mature further as Equatorial Guinea diversifies its economy and embraces the development of a free society anchored in democratic institutions. (AllAfrica)

Cartoonist Detained for Weeks Without Charge

[CPJ] New York -Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

New Day in Angola, Old Story in Equatorial Guinea

[allAfrica] Oil-rich Angola and Equatorial Guinea have long shared the infamous distinction of having the longest-serving presidents in Africa -- 38 years. (AllAfrica)

Equatorial Guinea Vice President's Cape Town Assets Auctioned

[News24Wire] 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. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda Faces Equatorial Guinea in Group C Opener

[New Times] The 24th edition of the FIBA Africa Basketball Championships (Afrobasket) for Men gets underway today and will run through September 16 in Senegal and Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Equatorial Guinea Gives President Museveni Highest Honour

[Independent (Kampala)] Malabo, Equatorial Guinea -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. (AllAfrica)

Ghana Will Strengthen Ties With Equatorial Guinea - Prez Akufo-Addo

[Ghanaian Chronicle] President Akufo-Addo says his 3-day visit to Equatorial Guinea is to strengthen the bilateral ties that exist between the two countries, as well as explore areas of co-operation to the mutual benefit of their respective peoples. (AllAfrica)

Wife Killer Denies Reacting for Small Food

[New Dawn] A 35 - year - old man accused of killing his wife Dorris Nyamah Nyei for serving him small quantity of meat in his food, Mr. Moses Kporkpah says he unintentionally shot the victim when he left his gun on "advance" [or unlocked] while returning from hunting in the Cow Field Community of Gbarnga, Bong County. (AllAfrica)

Ghana to Sign 5-Yr Gas Deal With Equatorial Guinea

[Business Day] The government of Ghana is expected to sign a government-to-government Heads of Agreement with Equatorial Guinea for the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas from that country to Ghana, for a period of 5 years. (AllAfrica)

Meet Nigerian Who Steers Golf in Equatorial Guinea

[Daily Trust] Like they say, every marvelous thing comes in small package. Look at gold, then diamond and Lionel Messi. Now, check out the enchanting beauty of Equatorial Guinea, a tiny nation of the west coast of Cameroon and you will see why tourism thrives there. (AllAfrica)

Equatorial Guinean Vice President to Visit China

[Focac] Beijing -Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president of Equatorial Guinea, will pay an official visit to China from July 10 to 15 at the invitation of Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Friday. (AllAfrica)

France Seeks to Jail Obiang Junior

[RFI] French prosecutors said on Wednesday they were seeking a three-year jail term and a 30 million euro fine for Equatorial Guinea's Vice President Teodorin Obiang, on trial in absentia for embezzlement. (AllAfrica)

Swazi Police Praise African Despot

[Swazi Media] Swaziland Police have applauded King Mswati III, the kingdom's absolute monarch, for a deal he has done with Equatorial Guinea, a country with one of the worst human rights and corruption records in the world. (AllAfrica)

Gupta Lawyer, DA Ask Law Society to Investigate His Conduct

[News24Wire] The attorney for the infamous Gupta family on Wednesday said he had written to his law society, asking it to investigate him without delay after a certain "perception" was created in the media. (AllAfrica)

How Equatorial Guinea Turned Corruption Into an Art Form

[HRW] For the past two decades, Equatorial Guinea has been one of Africa's largest oil producers and on paper, it is a middle-income economy. Yet instead of spending the country's oil riches on improving life for ordinary Equatorial Guineans, the government has squandered its enormous wealth on questionable infrastructure projects - highways to nowhere, empty 5-star hotels - where corruption is rife. A new Human Rights Watch report has found that a combination of gross mismanagement and high-level corruption has (AllAfrica)

Two African Countries Get Temporary UN Seat

[VOA] U.N. member states elected six countries Friday to temporary seats on the Security Council, the U.N. body responsible for maintaining international peace and security. (AllAfrica)

Guinea President Invites Sudanese Investors to Work in His Country

[SNA] Khartoum -The General Union of the Sudanese Businessmen has commended the efforts exerted by president Alpha Conte of Guinea for the development and promotion of relations of cooperation between the Sudanese and Guineans business sectors and his conviction that the private sector could lead to the development of the African economies. (AllAfrica)

AU President Parties to the Libyan Crisis Will Meet in Malabo for the Formation of a Unified National Government

[SNA] Khartoum -The President of the African Union, president of Guinea professor Alpha Conte, said the parties to the Libyan crisis are meeting in the Equatoria Guinean capital of Malabo to form a unified national government. (AllAfrica)

Judge Gbeisay Hits Back At Prosecution in Sable Mining Bribery Trial

[FrontPageAfrica] Kakata -In what appears to be rare move in the Judiciary, Judge Yarmie Gbeisay, now presiding over the 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Kakata, Margibi County has hit back at critics of his recent ruling in the Sable Mining bribery case, saying those who come to equity must do so with clean hands. (AllAfrica)

President Appoints Ambassadors to Angola, Equatorial Guinea

[ANGOP] São Tomé -The president of São Tome and Principe, Evaristo Carvalho, has appointed ambassadors to Angola and Equatorial Guinea, following a proposal from prime minister Patrice Trovoada. (AllAfrica)

Did Museveni Get Useful Advice On Oil From 'Deal Maker' Obiang?

[Observer] What expert advice could Uganda possibly get from Equatorial Guinea, a small oil-rich West African nation with a dodgy leadership record, on how to manage our oil resource well? (AllAfrica)

'Dealmaker' Equatorial Guinea's Nguema Reaches Out to Museveni, Signs Oil and Gas Deals

[East African] Just weeks after linking an oil exploration company to South Sudan and signing an oil information sharing agreement with the government in Juba, Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo flew to Kampala to sign a memorandum of understanding with Uganda on oil and gas. (AllAfrica)

Ugandan Army in Equatorial Guinea to Build Capacity - Museveni

[Monitor] 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. (AllAfrica)

Equatorial Guinea's Obiang Tells Museveni to be Careful With Oil

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda is looking to tap into Equatorial Guinea's experience of oil production, in order to build its own capacity before oil production starts. (AllAfrica)

Equatorial Guinea's Nguema Blames Africa's Woes On Disunity, Hails Gaddafi

[Monitor] Entebbe -The Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, said on Wednesday night that the African continent has potential to transform from its current state of hopelessness into a modernized part of the world but disunity among the 55 states was among the key problems limiting its progress. (AllAfrica)