The presidential couple travels to the People’s Republic of China

April 28th , 2015 → 12:52 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 28, 2015

At the invitation of H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the First Lady of the Nation, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, traveled on Sunday night, April 26 to Beijing, capital of China. The Head of State of Equatorial Guinea will open the “Equatorial Guinea-Asia” Economic Forum, to be held on April 30 in the city of Dalian.

This trip is the ninth State visit that the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has made to China since taking office in 1979, coinciding with the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the governments Beijing and Malabo, whose ties get more positive results every day for both countries.

H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo will offer the keynote of the “Equatorial Guinea-Asia” Economic Forum, to be held on April 30 in the city of Dalian. Among the guests are Government officials and executives of the business world in Asia. They also expect the participation of several Equatorial Guinea Ministers of key economic sectors of the country: Finance and Budgets; Mines, Industry and Energy; Health and Social Welfare, and Agriculture and Forestry.

The objective of the forum is to put the authorities of Equatorial Guinea in touch with the investment community of Asia, as well as attract foreign direct investment to our country.

At the airport in Malabo, the Head of State and his wife were seen off at the presidential pavilion by the two Vice Presidents, Ignacio Milam Tang and Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue; the presidents of constitutional bodies and members of the recently remodeled Government, headed by the Prime Minister for Administrative Coordination, Vicente Ehate Tomi.

Text: Maria Jesus Nsang Nguema
Photo: Miguel Angel Mba Onva
(Presidential Press Team)
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PDGE Tour 2015: Evinayong receives the secretaries

April 28th , 2015 → 12:51 pm @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 28, 2015

On this occasion, the Deputy Secretary General traveled to China to accompany the President of the Republic during his visit to this country, and was not able to be present in Evinayong that, as in previous tour stops, has come out to receive the PDGE.

Once again, the working meeting with the militancy began with the motion of the representative of the district council, who in addition to conveying the welcome for the delegation of the party, also reviewed some of the main needs of the district, such as creating roads for some inland areas; housing for health workers; a morgue and a new health center, among others.

Osa Osa also addressed the attendees in the traditional language of Evinayong in this new work meeting and, among other things, requested collaboration in view of the recession currently being experienced in Equatorial Guinea, in order to implement various policies of economic production. Therefore, he said, there will be a conference this year, to explore new ways of production and income that can help overcome the crisis, and that create permanent jobs, without fluctuations in oil, as well as other measures.

-“We have a visionary president, who has been overcoming the difficulties he has encountered along the way, and all we have today we owe to him, his activity and work,” said Osa Osa Ecoro before the act of providing incentives, diplomas and insignias to the presidents base cells, who filled the room.

The Secretary-General ratified the congratulations to the militants, and asked them to redouble their efforts in the current situation to support the President, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Despite the absence of the Secretary General, Jesusa Obono, the meeting with the women was also held, which in this case was carried out by Antonina Mico Mikue, Head Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Women of the party.

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President Obiang receives the Russian Ambassador

April 23rd , 2015 → 11:26 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 23, 2015

The Head of State and Government, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, granted an audience on Tuesday, April 21, to the Extraordinary Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation accredited in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Nikolai L. Ratsiborinskiy.

This audience held in the People’s Palace of Malabo served to discuss various bilateral issues, and was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Relations and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy.

The Russian Ambassador conveyed to President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo the congratulations of the people and Government of the Russian Federation, for his continuing role in the development of democracy and his willingness to cooperate with the various international institutions.

The meeting also served to strengthen the cooperation between Russia and Equatorial Guinea in the economic sphere, and address issues such as security on the African continent, the global economic and financial crisis and the threat of the terrorist group Boko Haram and other extremist groups.

During the meeting, the diplomat delivered the invitation of the Russian Government, extended to the President of the Senate, Teresa Efua Asangono, to make a trip to Moscow next June, in the framework of the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Text: Maria Jesus Nsang Nguema (Presidential Press)
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Equatorial Guinea, applauded for its contribution to the Trust Fund for Solidarity of the FAO

April 23rd , 2015 → 11:22 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 23, 2015

The Prime Minister of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda, thanked the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for his generous contribution to the African Solidarity Trust Fund for Food Security, managed by the FAO, during the meeting with a delegation of the representatives of the permanent missions of UN agencies based in Rome, during his tour of the countries of East Africa. This tour aims to observe in situ the implementation of policies and programs of the FAO, and is chaired by the Ambassador-Representative of the Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to these agencies, Crisantos Obama Ondo.

In Uganda, the members of the delegation, after meeting with officials of the local office of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), met with several national authorities and diplomatic missions, specifically with the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Health, the Minister of Water and Environment, members of the Liaison Office of the United Nations in Uganda, as well as with the various partners for Development located in the capital, Kampala. These meetings provided a chance for the delegates to see firsthand the various programs being implemented in the growth of the agricultural sector.

Following these meetings, the delegation of representatives of the Permanent Missions was received in audience by the Ugandan Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, with whom they analyzed government programs for the empowerment of the primary sector. Both sides stressed the importance of promoting agriculture as a key pillar for sustainable development, job creation and improving nutrition.

At the meeting with the Prime Minister, it was learned that said African Solidarity Trust Fund, whose first partner is Equatorial Guinea, has as beneficiaries Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Sudan, Malawi and Ethiopia. Therefore, Ruhakana Rugunda used the meeting to thank the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and its President, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for his generous contribution to this fund, which serves for the FAO to implement different actions for agricultural development in the countries of East Africa, especially in youth involvement in agricultural activities within a program defined by the African Union and underlined by the 2014 Declaration of Malabo on youth employment. This information was applauded by all the members of the delegation of the FAO as well as by members of the Ugandan government.

The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the FAO, Crisantos Obama Ondo, was elected unanimously last March in Rome, to chair said delegation, arrived in Kenya, and was informed about the FAO programs in Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Sudan, Malawi and Ethiopia.

Source: Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the FAO
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The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic celebrates World Day of Solidarity with Venezuela

April 23rd , 2015 → 11:20 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 23, 2015

As part of the defense and solidarity with Venezuela, social movements, organizations and activists have participated in the World Day of Action in Solidarity with Venezuela, during April 19, coinciding with the commemoration of the 205 years of the first cry for independence of the Bolivarian country.

Under the slogan “Venezuela is not a threat, it is a hope”, social movements from the five continents have expressed their message of support and solidarity with the country against attempts of foreign interference; they have also ratified that the Bolivarian Republic is not alone, as it has the support of the peoples of the world.

This position has been strengthened by the solidarity given within the celebration of the 7th Summit of the Americas and the Peoples Summit (Panama 2015), as well as the various statements issued by organizations and institutions such as the Council for World Peace; the World Federation of Democratic Youth; the World Union Federation; the Women’s International Democratic Federation; the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR); the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC); the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM); the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA); the Organization of American States (OAS); the Continental Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Students, and the Continental Bolivarian Movement, and dozens of parties and organizations from all the continents.

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Malabo, along with supportive friends of the country, joined this global day of solidarity for peace and unity of peoples, sending a greeting from the African continent to the homeland of Bolivar and Chavez, in order to continue gathering efforts for the maintenance of peace, unity and brotherhood, against the special interests that threaten the harmony in the world.

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)
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Presentation of the new third vice president of the Chamber of Commerce of Bioko

April 23rd , 2015 → 11:19 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com -April 23, 2015

Pedro Nguema Ebile is the name of the new third vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, Forestry and Agriculture of Bioko, whose official presentation took place at the headquarters of the institution in Malabo, last weekend.

The official presentation of the new official of the Chamber of Commerce, Forestry and Agriculture of Bioko last weekend was held at the headquarters of the institution in Malabo, and was led by President Gregorio Boho Camo.

During the ceremony, Pedro Nguema Ebile took the floor to thank the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for the trust placed in him for this responsibility. He also said that during his mission in the commercial entity, he will endeavor to fulfill his functions.

Meanwhile, Gregorio Boho Camo welcomed the third vice president, and provided guidance to the leadership for the proper functioning of the Chamber.

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)
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PDGE Tour 2015: Filled to the brim in Annobón

April 23rd , 2015 → 11:18 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 23, 2015

The good health of the PDGE on the island became apparent when the auditorium of San Antonio de Palea was completely filled with militants who came to receive Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro and the delegation that these days tours the country in the 2015 Tour. Everyone applauded the Founding President’s decision, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to encourage base cells for their dedication, despite the current recession.

The authorities of the island came to meet the Secretary General of the PDGE, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, and other components of the 2015 Tour, which arrived on Monday, April 20, at the airport in San Antonio de Palea, on the Island of Annobon.

The representative of the president of the district council in the town summarized the current situation in the area, adding that the PDGE is the only party with roots in the island, which ensures and explains the situation of peace prevailing in the region. He also listed the main needs that the district has at present, such as the construction of the headquarters of the PDGE; improvements in water supply; finishing electrification; the construction of a supplier for the supply of fuel; a branch of the National Bank of Equatorial Guinea and a ring road to connect all the towns.

For his part, the Secretary General of the PDGE addressed all the militancy of Annobon to, first, introduce his new deputies, Jesusa Obono Engono Nchama and Fortunato Ofa Mbo, and explain the purpose of this tour as a working meeting with militancy in the area. He reviewed the important progress and development that has taken place on the island in recent years, as in the rest of the country, and also some of the problems that remain to be overcome.

The secretary explained that 2015, as a pre-election year, is an important moment of meeting and working with the militancy and that, in appreciation for the work done so far, the President has agreed that all the presidents and members of the base cell receive an incentive, which will be different and proportional according to their responsibility. Another novelty is that the heads of the base cells have an insignia that identifies them by their title, such as the sash that identifies those responsible for the municipalities, or the star that indicates traditional chiefs.

-“This incentive comes from the Founding President at a time when all oil producing countries are going through a serious crisis, which requires us to make significant economic adjustments to balance the scales depending on the income now obtained,”also said Jeronimo Osa Osa, and recalled that the incentive received by the chairmen and members of the base cells will be quarterly. “We are not paying for your belief because you have already proven it a long time ago; what we are doing is encouraging your dedication to the party, it is a motivation for you to work with more dynamism,” he added.

The next day, the tour team left Annobón to travel to Cogo, next on the itinerary.

Text and photos: Ines Ortega
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Decree appointing the Secretaries of State

April 21st , 2015 → 11:57 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com- April 21st, 2015

The Presidency of the Republic sanctioned Decree 29/2015, dated April 20, 2015, appointing the Secretaries of State for the various ministries of the State Civil Administration.

21/04/2015

Decree number 29/2015, dated April 20, appoints the Secretaries of State for the various ministries of the State Civil Administration.

Considering the circumstances of their personalities, and exercising the powers conferred on me by Article 41, paragraph h) of the Basic Law of the State, I hereby appoint the Secretaries of State for the various ministries of the State Civil Administration, as follows:

1. Secretary of State to the Presidency of the Republic for External Security, H.E. Mr. Carmelo Obono Obiang.

2. Secretary of State to the Presidency of the Republic for the Department of Ceremonies and Translations, H.E. Mr. Armando Dougan Champion.

3. Secretary of State to the Presidency of the Republic for Auditing, H.E. Mr. Juan Ava Elo.

4. Secretary of State to the President of the Government for Roads, Tolls and Airport Infrastructures, H. E. Mr. Pedro Ndong Nbono.

5. Secretary of State for National Defense, H.E. Mr. Roberto Mba Ondo.

6. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Eduardo Minang Ensema Abeme.

7. Secretary of State for the State Treasury, H.E. Mrs. Milagrosa Obono Angue.

8. Secretary of State for Financial Control, H.E. Mr. Eusebio Ipico Penda.

9. Secretary of State for Technology and Telecommunications, H.E. Mr. Rufino Ovono Ondo.

10. Secretary of State for Primary and Secondary Education, H.E. Mr. Pascual Ondo Masa.

11. Secretary of State in the Ministry of Information, Press and Radio, H.E. Mr. Miguel Antonio Obiang Avoro.

12. Secretary of State for Health Care and Hospital Coordination, H.E. Mr. Daniel Angel Sima Mico.

13. Secretary of State for Program Monitoring of Equatorial Guinea Horizon 2020, H.E. Mr. Cesar Augusto Mba Abogo.

14. Secretary of State in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, H.E. Mr. Candido Nsue Okomo.

15. Secretary of State in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Gender Equality, H.E. Mrs. Esperanza Gertrudis Davies Eiso.

16. Secretary of State at the Department of Culture and Tourism, H.E. Mr. Jose Antonio Esono Abeso Maquina.

17. Secretary of State in the Ministry of Fisheries and Environment, H.E. Mrs. Adoracion Salas Chonko.

I hereby order it in this decree, given in Malabo on April 20.

For a Better Guinea.

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
President of the Republic.

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Meeting of the Minister of Information with journalism students of the UNGE

April 21st , 2015 → 11:56 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com- April 21st, 2015

Minister Eugenio Nse Obiang met on Monday, April 20, with graduates of Journalism studies of the UNGE, to show the support of the department in charge. According to the Minister of Information, this objective is part of one of the main points of the extended range of activities of his mandate.

This talk, which was held in an atmosphere of brotherhood, in one of the meeting rooms of National Radio of Equatorial Guinea had the main objective, according to the Minister, of providing support to students, to comply with the agreement between the UNGE and the Ministry of Information, Press and Radio, whose purpose is to provide the opportunity to have internships in the national media and in printed media.

Another point discussed at the meeting was also the holding of several refresher and training courses on radio, television and printed media, with subjects such as voice-over, presentation or writing, among others.

Nze Obiang, in his speech, first congratulated the students present for the effort they make daily in their studies, and revealed that “one of the main goals of my new team is to establish a new dynamic between the UNGE and the Ministry, providing more support to the finalist students to integrate them directly into the world of work.”

The Minister of Information also said that he will be a graduate of said university, and has appealed to his interlocutors to focus on studying and acquiring more knowledge for a better future and so they can contribute to the growth of the nation.

This meeting was also attended by the Secretary General of the Ministry, Manuel Ndong Bibang and the Director General  of Information, Radio and Television, Virgilio Ela Motu.

Text and photos: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi (D. G. Base Internet)
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The PDGE denounces another manipulation of Spanish television

April 21st , 2015 → 11:50 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com- April 21st, 2015

The Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) states, in the words of its Secretary General, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, its emphatic expression of protest regarding the documentary broadcast on Spanish public television, TVE2, titled “The Paradox of Plenty”. Below we reproduce fragments of his message and the full text is attached to this article.

“The PDGE wants to alert the Spaniards of how their media manipulates them and hides the reality, in a country where it is assumed that the freedom and transparency of expression is the Law. What I present here is our real history, and not what they have seen  in this documentary, as in many others:

For centuries, Europeans and Americans kidnapped and killed our ancestors. (…) For decades, the settlers were the masters of our possessions and the masters of our lives. (…) When they gave us our ‘independence’, they left us at our mercy. During the dark years, no one came to help, and even less to provide information. (…)

Obiang called a Spanish oil company, but they said there was no oil in Equatorial Guinea. (…)

Our people were hungry, so despite the negative outcome of the Spanish studies, our President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, called another company, in this case, a small US company, which in less than a month found in our subsoil one of the largest oil reserves throughout Africa. (…)

Our democracy was born within our own tribes. But the Spanish TV still has no idea. Traditionally, the African election and representation system and that of Equatorial Guinea is not the same as that followed in Spain. Our political form of organization emerges from the representatives who are already elected in the same villages, clans and tribes. A very interesting system that nourishes our democracy from the family structure itself. (…)

Equatorial Guinea is the largest consumer of Spanish beer, but the Spaniards still think that there is hunger here. Our prosperity is why Equatorial Guinea now has the highest rate of arrival of migrants from Africa. It is also the reason why Equatorial Guinea is the largest buyer and importer of Spanish beer. (…)

We know what the objectives of media such as Television Española are when manipulating, as always, the history and information given on Equatorial Guinea:

One, maintain supremacy and the colonial vision of Western Europe that treats black Africans as inferior, undeveloped and, therefore, remains beneath them.

Two, create instability and conflicts within our society, which is now rich in energy, in order to destabilize it (…)

Finally, we send a new recommendation to Television Española: given that the argument of the documentaries on Equatorial Guinea, which they have made for decades, are always the same and do not change a bit (although our country has changed much since then and is not the same), we believe this Spanish channel should not spend any public money, that of all the Spaniards, in making any more documentaries.

Signed:

Jerónimo Osa Osa Ecoro
Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea”

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