updated Sat. January 21, 2023
April 18, 2018
He has since seen off at least half a dozen assassination or coup attempts. He won a fifth seven-year term in 2016 with nearly 94 percent of votes. The European Union in February expressed concern over the “strong deterioration of the human rights situation” in Equatorial Guinea, particularly since theÃâÃÂ ...
April 10, 2018
The regime in Equatorial Guinea, represented by its ambassador to France Miguel Oyono Ndong Mifumu, claimed in the weekly magazine in March that Ravion and his close friend Alain Juillet, the former head of intelligence at the DGSE, orchestrated an attempt to overthrow President Teodoro ObiangÃâÃÂ ...
April 7, 2018
President Kovind embarks on 3-nation Africa tour UN vows to support Eq. Guinea after 'coup' plot President Kovind to embark on three-nation visit to Africa Prez Kovind ... President Kovind is on a three-nation state visit to the African countries of Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia from April 7 to 12.
March 30, 2018
Equatorial Guinea carried out a wave of arrests and torture after an attempted coup last December, activists say. Several members of the opposition Citizens for Innovation (CI) party among 38 who were held at the main police station in the capital Malabo - which they dubbed "Guantanamo" - told AFP ofÃâÃÂ ...
March 30, 2018
An alleged Russian “front man” for Equatorial Guinea's kleptocratic ruling Obiang family counts two notable Ukrainian businessmen among his .... Guinea's airborne forces on August 3, 2015, which was held to mark the anniversary of the so-called “Coup of Freedom” that brought Obiang to power in 1979,ÃâÃÂ ...
February 28, 2018
Cape Town — Equatorial Guinea has taken the French government to the International Court of Justice, accusing it of violating the diplomatic immunity ... Relations between the two countries have further deteriorated after Equatorial Guinea's foreign minister, Agapito Mba Mokuy, said an attempted coup inÃâÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
Equatorial Guinea has pledged to continue working with the new administration in Zimbabwe and take the bilateral ties to new heights. ... Ties between Harare and Malabo were strengthened in 2004 when Zimbabwe foiled an attempted coup by mercenaries to topple President Nguema and replace himÃâÃÂ ...
February 19, 2018
Equatorial Guinea has gone to the United Nations' highest court to challenge a conviction in France against its vice-president for embezzling public money ... deteriorated after Equatorial Guinea's foreign minister, Agapito Mba Mokuy, said an attempted coup in December had been hatched on French soil,ÃâÃÂ ...
February 16, 2018
The government which claim to have foiled an attempted coup in late December 2017, have yet to respond to a request for information. The 147 activists, include leaders of the Citizens for Innovation (CI) party, who have been rounded up since the parliamentary elections of November 2017. According to aÃâÃÂ ...
February 14, 2018
On January 3, Malabo announced that security forces had foiled an attempted coup on December 24, after the arrest of about 30 foreign armed men just inside Cameroon at the junction with Gabonese and Equatorial Guinean territory. In the mid-1990s, Equatorial Guinea became one of sub-SaharanÃâÃÂ ...
January 9, 2018
On January 3, the country's defense minister relayed the following message from President Teodoro Obiang Nguema (pictured above): Foreign mercenaries recruited from "radical opposition parties" within Equatorial Guinea had allegedly tried to attack the president. The coup attempt had, however, beenÃâÃÂ ...
January 3, 2018
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The West African state said on January 3, 2018 that it had thwarted "a coup" in late December mounted by mercenaries who sought to attack President Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader. PHOTO | CARL DE SOUZA | AFPÃâÃÂ ...
January 3, 2018
Mercenaries have attempted to launch a coup in the Western African state of Equatorial Guinea, its government says. At least 30 armed men from Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic were arrested late last month, a minister said. They were found with rocket launchers, rifles and ammunitionÃâÃÂ ...
December 30, 2017
Opposition members are also claiming members are being picked up arbitrarily. “The opposition Citizens' Party for Innovation (CI) has claimed multiple incidents of electoral fraud, and at least 50 opposition activists have been detained at the Evinayong prison (central Equatorial Guinea) since the election.