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Equatorial Guinea struggles for place in world tourism

Malabo - Gleaming but eerily empty, the luxurious Sipopo resort with its five-star hotel and exclusive facilities rises from a tropical beach, symbolising the dilemma of Equatorial Guinea -- a notoriously closed country that has turned to tourism to help fill i...

E.Guinea opposition denounces 'illegal detention' of prisoners

Malabo - The leading opposition party in Equatorial Guinea has denounced the "illegal detention" of its activists, with dozens in prison despite a pledge last month by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema that they would be released.

E.Guinea president vows to 'protect' exiled Gambian leader

Malabo - Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said he will "protect" former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh who has been living in exile in the central African country after being forced to quit power last year, adding that the African Union also...

Attempted coup hatched 'on French soil,' says E. Guinea

Malabo - Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday that an attempted coup against its government was organised in France, amplifying charges that an exile living in Europe was behind the plot.

Chad FM warns of regional 'threat' after E. Guinea coup bid

Malabo - Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zen Cherif, in a visit to Equatorial Guinea after a bid to overthrow long-time President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, condemned the attempted coup as a "major threat" to central Africa.

Clashes in Equatorial Guinea as government says it thwarted coup

Malabo - Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, shortly after the West African state said it had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader.

E.Guinea president says war being prepared against him

Malabo - The president of Equatorial Guinea said a war is being organised against his regime, days after a government official warned of a "destabilisation attempt".

E.Guinea ruling party maintains grip on power

Malabo - The ruling party in Equatorial Guinea has maintained a firm grip on power after sweeping to another landslide victory in elections widely criticised by the opposition as fraudulent, according to official results.

Three African leaders to sue Transparency over corruption case

Bata - 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 Gui...

Op-Ed: Barack Obama's criminal legacy on war, torture and Guantánamo

President Barack Obama leaves behind a criminal legacy on war, torture and Guantánamo Bay. This isn't hyperbole, it's legal fact, as what follows will amply demonstrate.

Africa's longest-serving leader eyes re-election in Equatorial Guinea

Malabo - Africa's longest-serving leader, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, was set to extend his 36-year-hold on power Sunday as the tiny oil-rich nation of Equatorial Guinea went to the polls.

Baby Western lowland gorilla born at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto - Ngozi and Charles, the couple of critically endangered Western lowland gorillas, are the proud parents of a baby gorilla born last week at the Toronto Zoo. Mother and baby are doing well, but gender of the newborn has not yet been determined.

US supports governments in 4 of 7 least free nations

Washington - The United States provides economic, military and diplomatic support to four of the seven least free nations on earth, according to a Digital Journal analysis of this year's Freedom House freedom rankings.

Equatorial Guinea Eliminate Senegal to Secure Quarter-final Berth

Co-hosts Equatorial Guinea’s Nzalang Nacional romped into the quarter-finals of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (ACN) after notching a historic 2-1 victory over highly rated Teranga Lions of Senegal early Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Soccer: Referee fails to notice handball at Women's World Cup

Bochum - Women's soccer now has its very own Diego Maradona, although twice, maybe even three times more obvious. The women of Equatorial Guinea have been at it again in Germany, this time causing bedlam in Bochum.

Op-Ed: AU pumps oxygen into Gaddafi

Malabo - The African Union, for those who don’t know, is Africa’s premier political organization with a membership of 53 African countries with headquarters in Addis Ababa. Although most African countries are poor, you don’t want to mess with this organizati

Op-Ed: Soccer: Women's World Cup too much for supporter to handle

Augsburg - Now, as a soccer fan, I understand that the beautiful game gets the best of our emotions; however, there comes a point when you have to stand up and say: “It’s only just a game.”

YOG: Chilean under-15 women soccer team wins Gold at Singapore

Singapore - The Chilean under-15 women's national soccer team won the Gold Medal in the Girls’ Youth Olympic Soccer Tournament at Singapore by defeating pre-tournament favourites Equatorial Guinea.

Brazilian President Lula travelling to Africa ‘deeply saddened’

Brazilia - Gilberto Carvalho, the President’s private secretary said that Lula will go to Africa "deeply saddened". The President embarks today on a ten-day trip to six African countries, which ends in South Africa to attend the World Cup final game.

Study: African wars brought on by global warming

A controversial new study that looks at the effects of climate change on global conflicts says that Africa is about to experience a surge in civil wars.
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