Teodoro Obiang Nguema
26 Jul 2021
The central African state of Equatorial Guinea announced Monday it was closing its embassy in London after Britain imposed sanctions against the son of its veteran president over corruption allegations. "The first decision that the government has taken is the total closure of our diplomatic mission in London," Foreign Minister Simeon Oyono Esono told state…
10 Feb 2021
Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday said it would impose a curfew for the first time, limit flights and reintroduce other restrictions after cases of coronavirus rebounded in the West African country.
7 Sep 2019
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was in power for 37 years but is far from the only African leader to have ruled for so long.
12 Apr 2019
The fall of Sudan’s strongman Omar Al-Bashir yesterday elicited reactions from the global community with Mali’s Prime Minister Moussa Mara saying his “departure” shares the same principle with that of Algeria’s 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika who resigned as president following weeks of protest by citizens...
16 Mar 2019
A leading human rights activist in Equatorial Guinea was arrested in the capital Malabo after travelling there to receive an award for his work, his NGO and a police source said Saturday. Alfredo Okenve was arrested at Malabo airport on Friday night when he was about to board a flight to Madrid after the cancellation…
5 Jul 2018
Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema on Wednesday announced a "total amnesty" for all political prisoners and opposition figures banned from political activity, according to a decree read on national television.
12 Jun 2018
Equatorial Guinea's authoritarian president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has called for "national dialogue," a move that comes on the heels of a thwarted coup and a crackdown on the opposition.
27 Jan 2018
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said he will not agree to any extradition order for former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh
3 Jan 2018
The West African state of Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday it had thwarted "a coup" against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader, that had allegedly been mounted by foreign mercenaries recruited by his political opponents.