Equatorial Guinea - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Equatorial Guinea


Jubilant Gambia awaits president's return

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:09 PM

Adama Barrow s return caps days of anxious waiting in the tiny former British colony that was thrown into chaos when longtime leader Yahya Jammeh refused to leave after losing a December 1 vote

MR PRESIDENT This file photo taken on December 12, 2016 shows Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow speaking during an interview in Banjul. Seyllou/AFP

African troops prepare for Gambian president's return

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:13 AM

Meanwhile Equatorial Guinea authorities refuse to confirm Yahya Jammeh s arrival despite an opposition statement condemning the relocation

Senegalese soldiers members of ECOWAS forces (Economic Community of West African States) arrive in Banjul as they drive to secure the Statehouse on January 22, 2017.  Carl de Souza/AFP

Playboy son of E. Guinea leader goes on trial in France

Jan 02, 2017 - 9:48 PM

The case sets a precedent for France which has long turned a blind eye to African dictators who routinely park their ill gotten gains in Parisian real estate and luxury products

SHOPAHOLIC. This file photo taken on June 24, 2013 shows Teodorin Obiang arriving at Malabo stadium for ceremonies to celebrate his 41st birthday. Photo by Jerome Leroy/AFP

Going abroad? DOH mulls mandatory oral polio vaccine

May 15, 2014 - 4:15 PM

For now the health department is encouraging Filipinos heading to countries with reported cases of polio to take the oral vaccine in private clinics and hospitals

AMEND THE LAW. New Health Spokesperson Dr Lyndon Lee Suy says the department is in talks with lawmakers on updating the AIDS law in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Eritrea 'most censored' country - global media watchdog

May 03, 2012 - 12:17 PM

African country topples North Korea in list of countries most notorious for censorship media restrictions

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) and his Eritrean counterpart Issaias Afeworki (front R) review the honour guard upon the latter's arrival at Tehran on May 19, 2008. Both Iran and Eritrea are part of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) list of most censored countries, released May 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE