President Obiang inspects the former headquarters of the BEAC

April 21st , 2015 → 11:49 am @

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

The Head of State and Government, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has dedicated this weekend to seeing the current status of some State-owned properties: the former headquarters of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) and the residences of the Governor of the entity and its director.

Accompanied by the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructures, Juan Nko Mbula, as well as the heads of GE Projects and the head of management services of the BEAC directorate, Angel Ndong Andeme, the President was informed about the current situation of these State assets that will shortly be reformed in order to be used for other services.

The three-story building that since 1986 until 2014 hosted the services of the entity, could become a branch of the National Bank of Equatorial Guinea (BANGE), according to information gathered during this inspection visit of the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Text: Maria Jesus Nsang Nguema
Photos: Miguel Angel Mba Onva
(Presidential Press Team)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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Commendation of the Head of State his counterpart from Zimbabwe

April 21st , 2015 → 11:46 am @

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

H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea, sent a message of congratulations to the President of Zimbabwe, H.E. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, for the commemoration of Independence Day of his country last April 18. Below we reproduce the entire text.

21/04/2015

“To His Excellency Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe and current Chairman of the African Union,

(Harare)

Congratulatory message:

Mister President and Dear Brother:

The People of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and their Government join me in expressing to Your Excellency and the People of Zimbabwe our most sincere and warmest congratulations for the celebration of the National Independence of your country.

On this occasion, we reaffirm our willingness to increasingly strengthen the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation between our two countries.

My highest consideration.

Signed:

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
President of the Republic”

Text: Maria Jesus Nsang Nguema (Presidential Press)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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Expansion of the information from the Council of Ministers

April 14th , 2015 → 11:50 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 14th, 2015

Last Friday, April 10, the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, presided over the Extraordinary Council of Ministers in which the remodeling of the government was announced. During the meeting, issues were also taken up such as the economic recession and State security.

13/04/2015

After the meeting of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Information, Press and Radio, as the Spokesman of the Government, Teobaldo Nchaso Matomba, expanded to the communication media on the subjects discussed in this council meeting, which had the presence of the First Vice President of the Republic, for Presidential Affairs, Ignacio Milam Tang; the Second Vice President, for State Security and Defense, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue; the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Local Corporation, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene; the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Lucas Nguema Esono Mbang and Third Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy.

State Ministers, Vice Ministers and Delegate Ministers also attended the Council of Ministers. The Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, inaugurated the meeting that, according to the agenda, had three subjects to discuss: the remodeling of the Government; the need to make efforts in putting into practice measures to alleviate the economic recession, and the need to adopt strategies to improve the security of our country.

On the issue of remodeling the Government, the Minister of Information, Press and Radio and Spokesman of the Government, Teobaldo Nchaso Matomba, ensured that the Head of State stated that it dealt with timely changes, that were due to the new dynamism necessary so that the Government remains active, stating that the destination of public servants, such as soldiers, can be changed at any time, since the posts or destinations are not permanent.

“We have achieved a level of development that surprises our own people and foreigners, and this development cannot stagnate, we must work more to continue advancing,” said Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who also expressed his disagreement with the form in which some members of the Government direct the ministry departments under their responsibility.

In relation to the economic recession, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo assured that the drop in oil prices has affected our economy, and it is necessary to control expenditures and improve revenues; however, he recalled that there were departments that had extravagant expenditure proposals for an economic context of recession.

On the subject of security, the Head of State advised the adoption of measures to improve it, a task that involves all the Equatoguineans. “The instability in Africa and the mistrust of those that do not like the development of Equatorial Guinea constitute the fertilizer for the destabilization plans of our country”, affirmed the President of the Republic and, to avoid them, he asked them to be vigilant in view of these maneuvers and be able in this way give an adequate response.

Furthermore, during the council meeting, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo gave guidelines to the Government on the work to improve the economic results and fight against corruption, and also referred to the necessary contribution of everyone to the economic development of Equatorial Guinea. He also asked the members of the Government for greater involvement in order to overcome the economic recession and the security challenges that many African countries are facing.

Text and photo: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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Government appointments

April 14th , 2015 → 11:49 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 14th, 2015

The Presidency of the Republic has enacted decrees numbers 21, 22, 23 and 24 which appoint the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Ministers, offices given to Vicente Ehate Tomi, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue and Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, respectively.

14/04/2015

Decree number 21/2015 dated April 13, appoints the Prime Minister of the Government for Administrative Coordination, the Hon. Vicente Ehate Tomi:

-“Considering the circumstances of his person and in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Article 41, paragraph h) of the Basic Law of the State, I hereby appoint the Prime Minister of the Government for Administrative Coordination, His Excellency Vicente Ehate Tomi. I hereby order it in this Decree given in Malabo, on April 13, 2015.

For a Better Guinea.

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

President of the Republic.”

Decree number 22/2015 dated April 13, appoints the First Deputy Prime Minister for the Political Sector, Democracy and Minister of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations, Hon. Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene:

-“Considering the circumstances of his person and in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Article 41, paragraph h) of the Basic Law of the State, I hereby appoint the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government for the Political Sector, Democracy and Minister of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations, Hon. Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene. I hereby order this Decree given in Malabo, on April 13, 2015.

For a Better Guinea.

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
President of the Republic.”

Decree number 23/2015 dated April 13, appoints the Second Deputy Prime Minister for the Social Sector, Hon. Francisco Pascual Obama Asue:

-“Considering the circumstances of his person and in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Article 41, paragraph h) of the Basic Law of the State, I hereby appoint the Second Deputy Prime Minister for the Social Sector and Minister of Education and Science, the Hon. Francisco Pascual Obama Asue. I hereby order this Decree, given in Malabo, on April 13, 2015.

For a Better Guinea.

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
President of the Republic.”

Decree number 24/2015 dated April 13, appoints the Third Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights, Hon. Alfonso Nsue Mokuy:

-“Considering the circumstances of his person and in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Article 41, paragraph h) of the Basic Law of the State, I hereby appoint the Third Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights, Hon. Alfonso Nsue Mokuy. I hereby order this Decree given in Malabo, on April 13, 2015.

For a Better Guinea.

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
President of the Republic.”

Text: Filiberto Nseme Nsue (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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Dissolution of the Government

April 14th , 2015 → 11:48 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 14th, 2015

On the date of April 10, 2015, the Extraordinary Council of Ministers, presided over by H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, produced the dissolution of the Government, which from that date becomes an interim government, awaiting the remodeling that will be carried out in the upcoming days.

On Friday, April 10, the dissolution of the Government was carried out in a meeting of the Extraordinary Council of Ministers which was presided over by the Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. From that date, the Government will carry out its duties as an interim body, awaiting the remodeling that the President of the Republic will carry out in upcoming days.

Throughout the day we will expand this information.

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA UNITES THE WORLD

April 14th , 2015 → 11:35 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 14th, 2015

(1888PressRelease) April 13, 2015 – MIAMI, Florida – Longtime AIDS activist, Victor Mooney of Queens, New York is nearing the start of the last 1,500 miles of a transatlantic row with the continued support of Republic of Equatorial Guinea and their Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Mooney reached out to the tiny country nearly several years ago with a dream of lowering the infections of AIDS and encouraging global voluntary HIV testing. His Brazilian built rowboat is called, “The Spirit of Malabo”.

“It hasn’t been easy, but what’s clear is…AIDS has no boundaries, whether in Malabo or Manhattan”, said Mooney. “Until there’s a cure, education and prevention are the tools for reaching an AIDS-free generation”, Mooney added.

Mooney began is fourth attempt to row cross the Atlantic Ocean last year and arrived in St. Martin, French West Indies, nearly one-hundred and thirty days later. He faced many obstacles from an eighty pound weight loss to a oceanic white tip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) that punctured a hole in his boat. While heading to the United States, the rower was robbed and his boat severely damaged off the coast of Haiti. In Miami, RMK Merrill-Stevens has sponsored the repairs on Mooney’s boat so he can continue his mission. The boat will be later donated to the United Nations as a symbol for the continued fight against AIDS. Mooney looks to arrived at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge between June and July.

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Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Social Affairs and Gender Equality Discusses Government’s Efforts to Combat Violence Against Women and Promote Gender Equality

April 14th , 2015 → 11:33 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 14th, 2015

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Equatorial Guinea has made ending gender-based violence and promoting gender equality a policy priority, according to the country’s Minister of Social Affairs and Gender Equality, Mari Carmen Ecoro.

Minister Ecoro discussed in a recent interview the efforts the government and the Ministry have undertaken to create awareness programs against violence and in favor of gender equality. During the interview, Minister Ecoro said the government has established legal mechanisms and developed awareness programs aimed at reducing—and eventually eliminating–violence against women.

The minister said that the country has made huge strides in gender equality since the overthrow of the Macias dictatorship in 1979. “When we look at women during the years of dictatorship, we saw that the woman did not have her own identity. But since 1979… the first call made by the President was to rebuild and provide our knowledge towards a better Guinea. He made an emphasis on women, for the woman to be trained and educated. When a woman is trained and educated, she can give more than when she is not.”

Today, she said, women are graduating from high schools and universities—in Equatorial Guinea and abroad on scholarships—in record numbers. “We used to lose girls in primary and secondary education,” Minister Ecoro said, “but today with a change in the law, girls can choose careers that were traditionally man dominant. That is a great advancement. In the business world, we see many women entrepreneurs.”

She said her government’s experience could serve as a model for the rest of Africa. “The countries of the African continent should take the example that is leading our country in the sense that we must continue to support women, but putting an emphasis on their education and training from an early age,” she said.

About Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country’s oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.

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Surprises in the second round of the Football League

March 23rd , 2015 → 11:57 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – March 23, 2015

The second round of the national football championship concluded on Sunday, in the island region and in the mainland. No fewer than 17 goals were scored in the stadiums of both areas.

Insular Region

The main feature of the second round of the championship in the island region was the 5-1 landslide, suffered by The Panthers against Sony Ela Nguema. Although the Panthers played a good match on the first day, Sunday, March 22, it received this major defeat with highest landslide recorded since the league started. Thanks to this result the Sony Ela Nguema takes the lead.

Results in the Insular Region:

In the Sampaka Stadium, the Atletico Semu against Deportivo Unidad (1-1)
In Luba, San Pablo of Nsork against Leones Vegetarianos (1-2)
At the La Paz Stadium, The Panther against Sony Ela Nguema (1-5)

Región Continental

In the Manuel Enguru Ondo Stadium of  Ebebiyin, the provincial derby of Kie-Ntem between the red team of Akonangui Fútbol Club and its neighbor, the Racing of Micomeseng, resulted in the victory of 2-1 in favor of the Racing.

Results in the Continental Region:

At the Stadium of Alep, the Quince de Agosto of Akonibe against  A. D. Mongomo (0-0)
In the Municipal Stadium of Mbini, Deportivo Mongomo against Dragon Football Club (2-2)
In the  Manuel Enguru Ondo Stadium of  Ebebiyin, the Akonangui Football Club against Racing de Micomeseng (1-2)

Text: David Monsuy Senior (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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The Leones Vegetarianos receive the Super Cup

March 23rd , 2015 → 11:56 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – March 23, 2015

With the result 1-0, the team Leones Vegetarianos beat the Sony Ela Nguema at the end of this competition. The awards were handed out on Friday, March 20.

The Leones Vegetarianos defeated the Sony Ela Nguema in the Super Cup final, during a match that ended with the score of 1-0. Thus, the Vegetarianos obtained two important victories, as they were also the winners of the Cup of His Excellency Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The awards ceremony was held on Friday, March 20; the winner received two million CFA francs with a trophy and gold medals for the players; while the subchampion obtained one million CFA francs, a trophy and silver medals.

The ceremony was presided over by the vice president of the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT) in charge of leagues, Gustavo Ndong Edu Akum, attended by Vice President of the Association of Federated Teams, Inocencio Ncogo Ndong.

During the delivery, Ncongo Ndong thanked the new authorities of the FEGUIFUT for having programmed and funded this match, which marks the end of the past season. He also wished luck and success to the new leadership of the Equatorial Guinean football institution.

Therefore, the vice president of the federation said that the current objective of the institution is to do things right, “This was just a start. Next year there will be more prizes. The team champion, best player, top scorer, goalkeeping, etc.”

Ncogo reiterated that the FEGUIFUT wants to encourage the best players of the competitions, and for there to be a greater integration of the local league in the national team. “The best example that we have talent here, at home, was seen during the recent African Cup,”  he said.

Text: David Monsuy Senior
Photos: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi
(D. G. Base Internet Team)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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The Minister of Tourism with the Cuban ambassador

March 23rd , 2015 → 11:55 am @

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – March 23, 2015

The head of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Guillermina Mekuy Mba Obono, received the Ambassador of Cuba accredited in Equatorial Guinea, Pedro Doña Santana.

This meeting, the first of the year between the two personalities, served for the Cuban diplomat to deliver to the Minister the invitation to the 14th International Conference on African and Afro-American Culture, to be held on April 12 and 16, in Santiago de Cuba.

The Minister thanked him for the invitation and said she would work in order to have an exhibiting commission attend it.

During the conversation they discussed other subjects, such as the International Tourism Fair, FitCub 2015, which will also be held in Cuba between May 5 and 7. Mekuy Mba welcomed the proposal with great interest, saying that if her schedule permits it, she will also be present in this event, because she is eager to see the island. If it were not possible for her to make the trip, she would send a senior official from the ministry to go in her place, she added.

During the meeting, the Minister and the Ambassador discussed other issues, including the ability to advance in an agreement between the Cuban and Equatorial Guinean institutions to develop cultural activities.

Guillermina Mekuy thanked Doña Santana for his visit, and reiterated the commitment of her government and her ministry in enhancing the relations and cooperation.

Source: Embassy of Cuba in Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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