DRC Signs Landmark U.S.$200 Million Deal to Protect Forests
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday signed a landmark $200 million deal with donors to tackle deforestation and reduce carbon emissions as part of a wider plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo Basin.
Elections Likely to Endorse Authoritarian Regime in Equatorial Guinea
[Deutsche Welle] President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has ruled Equatorial Guinea for almost 37 years, longer than any African head of state. Elections on April 24 will likely secure him another seven year term in office.
Polls to Extend Decades-Long Rule of Teodoro Obiang
[Deutsche Welle] Citizens in the West African country have cast their votes in presidential elections. Teodoro Obiang, the West African country's president for the past 36 years, is expected to win this time around too.
Obiang Expected to Win Election
[Al Jazeera] Citizens of Equatorial Guinea are heading to the polls in a vote expected to hand the incumbent president, Africa's longest serving leader, another seven-year term in office.
Severe Crackdown On Opposition and Media
[EG Justice] Tampa, Florida -EG Justice is deeply concerned about mounting human rights violations committed by the government of Equatorial Guinea ahead of the April 24 presidential election, and emphatically condemns the lack of rule of law and institutional framework to guarantee genuine free, fair and transparent elections.
Egypt Court Sentences Journalist to Five Years for Broadcasting False News
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A Giza court sentenced journalist and press syndicate member Mohamed Ali Hassan in absentia to 5 years of prison and fined him EGP 500 for "broadcasting false news and inciting protest."
Sellal Receives Equatorial Guinea's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on Thursday here received Equatorial Guinea Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Agapito Mba Mokuy, Special envoy of the president of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who conveys a message for President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, said a communiquÃ© of Prime Minister Office.
PM Yang Receives Equatorial Guinean, Nigerian Envoys
[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister, Head of government, Philemon Yang, yesterday April 12, 2016, received on behalf of the Head of State, Paul Biya, sealed messages from Ministers of Foreign Affairs of two friendly and neighbouring countries; Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.
PM Yang Receives Equatorial Guinean Envoy
[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister, Head of government, Philemon Yang, yesterday April 12, 2016, received on behalf of the Head of State, Paul Biya, a sealed message from the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, TeodoroObiangNguemaMbasogo. The sealed message was delivered by Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, AgapitoMbaMokuy during an audience with Mr. Yang at the Star Building in Yaounde.
Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe First to Reach Cameroon
[CAF] Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe are the first two teams to qualify for the 10th Africa Women's Cup of Nations Cameroon 2016, beside the host country.
Rights Group Condemns Crackdown on Civil Society Ahead of Poll
[HRW] The government of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea should immediately cease its suppression of independent voices ahead of presidential elections, a group of human rights and democracy organizations said today. The government should also reverse its March 16, 2016 order requiring a leading independent civic group to suspend operations indefinitely, the groups said.
UN Reports New Ebola Case As Experimental Vaccine Used in Guinea
[UN News] Lab results confirmed a new case of the Ebola virus in Liberia, the United Nations health agency today announced, while an experimental vaccine against the virus is being used in parts of Guinea to contain the latest flare-up of the virus in that country.
Zuma Diplomacy Promotes His Business Interests - Claim
[ISS] It's long been suspected that the domestic 'state capture' under the Zuma administration, which is so much in the news currently, also applies very much to South Africa's foreign relations.