Program of activities of International Labor Day

April 28th, 2015 @ // Comments Off on Program of activities of International Labor Day

posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – April 28, 2015

The Ministry of Labor and Social Security have organized a series of activities to celebrate May 1, dedicated to workers.

The activities, starting on April 29, begin with a series of lectures to be held in the auditorium of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the following topics: the importance of working for society, offered by a representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); the social responsibility of the company, by Malela Idjabe Ngandi, of the Presidential Council on Labor; and the impact of alcohol consumption on the job, by a graduate in Business.

On April 30, starting at 4 p.m., will be the end of the Football, Basketball and Boxing Tournaments, after which the trophies will be delivered to the winners.

On Friday, May 1, as is traditional, a Mass of Thanksgiving will take place at the Holy Cathedral of Malabo, to be attended by public officials and of the Administration; the mayor of Malabo, Maria Coloma Edjang; and members of the Government, headed by the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Heriberto Meco Mbengono.

After the church service, a reception at the La Luna de Malabo complex will be held.

Finally, these activities will conclude with a requiem mass in memory of all senior officials, businessmen and workers who died in the past year.

Text and photo: Sarilusi Tarifa King (D. G. Base Internet)
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President Obiang receives the Russian Ambassador

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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

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

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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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Expansion of the information from the Council of Ministers

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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.

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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)
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Government appointments

April 14th, 2015 @ // Comments Off on Government appointments

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.

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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)
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Dissolution of the Government

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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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Purificacion Ondo speaks of women in Equatorial Guinea in Madrid

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posted by: equatorialguineaonline.com – March 16, 2015

The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Spain participated in a talk about women held at the Museum of America in the capital of Spain. Angue Ondo described the changes in the lives of women in recent decades: “When President Obiang took office, the Ministry of Women was first opened, which was revolutionary not only in Equatorial Guinea, but throughout the African continent,” said the Ambassador.

The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Spain was invited to participate in the series of talks on the lives of women in different countries and cultures, under the title Different But With the Same Dream, took place on Thursday, March 12, at the Museum of America in Madrid.

The story told by Purificacion Angue Ondo not only showcased the lives of women in our country, but in general, throughout the African continent.

The Ambassador began by summarizing what the traditional feminine world was like a few years ago, and how ignorance and customs of various ethnic groups contributed to the lack of rights and freedoms of women.

But, as she said, with the arrival of young military officer Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to the presidency, there was a complete break, and a landmark in the evolution of women in Equatorial Guinea. For starters, she recalled the first Ministry of Women was created, which represented a revolution in the country and the African continent at the time.

-“The Equatorial Guinean woman joyfully welcomed the creation of this department,” said Purificacion in her presentation. “When I ran it, I traveled around the country to see what state the country’s women were in. Then, it was hard to talk about the rights of women to women who did not understand what that meant, especially in the rural areas.

The Ambassador also recalled the great evolution of women in Equatorial Guinea in recent years and explained that women have held many important positions in the country institutions, such as the President of the Senate. When mentioning the remaining challenges, Angue Ondo especially highlighted gender violence in the household.

Participating in the debate, in addition to the Equatorial Guinean legatee, was Concepcion Garcia Saiz, Director of the Museum of America; the Ambassador of Mexico in Spain, Roberta Lajous Vargas; the Director of the Asian House in Madrid, Teresa Gutierrez del Alamo; the Ambassador of Sweden, Cecilia Julin; the Business Attaché of the Embassy of Australia, Helen Smith and Maria Jesus Herrera Ceballos, Head of the Mission of IOM in Spain.

Text and photos: Ines Ortega.
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Agreements of the Equatorial Guinea-Chad Joint Commission

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published by: equatorialguineaonline.com – March 11, 2015

Last weekend the First Joint Commission between Chad and Equatorial Guinea took place with the signing of several cooperation agreements.

-“The agreements we signed are important; the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has always wanted to strengthen South-to-South cooperation, which is the model of cooperation of developing countries and cooperation among African countries. With the realization of the agreements we signed, we are complying with the policy of the Heads of State of Equatorial Guinea and Chad. The signing of these agreements is in line with the policy between the two countries.”

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet)
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Equatorial Guinea participates in the meetings of the Executive Board of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum

March 11th, 2015 @ // Comments Off on Equatorial Guinea participates in the meetings of the Executive Board of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum

published by: equatorialguineaonline.com -March 11, 2015

From March 3 to 5, in the city of Doha, State of Qatar, the 21st Session of the Executive Council of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum took place, whose headquarters are located in that country in the Persian Gulf.

The meeting was chaired by the representative of Libya in the council, Mohamed M. Oun, in his capacity as rotating president in 2015, assisted by the representative of Nigeria as an alternative president and the secretary general of the organization, Hossein Adeli.

Participating in the meeting were the representatives of member countries of the forum belonging to Algeria, Bolivia, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, in addition to Peru and the Netherlands as observers. Equatorial Guinea (also as a member country) was represented by Cesar Augusto Hinestrosa Gomez, Director General of EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative) together with technical experts from the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy.

The meeting was divided into two phases. The first took place on March 3, discussed aspects of long-term strategy of the forum, and was conducted by the High Level Group for Long-Term Strategy.

In the second phase, on March 4 and 5, held the Executive Board itself, in which administrative and strategic organizational issues were addressed in addition to the initial preparations for the celebration in Iran of a Summit of Heads of State this year 2015.

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) is the union of the world’s leading countries in the production of gas, which was created with the aim of increasing the level of coordination and strengthen collaboration between Member States.

Equatorial Guinea is part of this organization since 2010; in 2012 it chaired on a rotating basis the Council of Ministers held in Malabo in November of that year. In 2013 there was a Summit of Heads of State in Moscow (Russia), which was attended by H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic, Head of State and Government.

Source: Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy
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