Introducing Equatorial Guinea


A small but flourishing country on the coast of west central Africa, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is known for its lush forests, tropical beaches and diverse wildlife. Equatorial Guinea gained independence from Spain in 1968, and the discovery of … Continue reading

Key facts

Full name: The Republic of Equatorial GuineaPopulation: 1,014,999 habitantsPopulation density: 18.65 habitants/ kms2 Government: Presidential Republic President: Teodoro Obiang Nguema Capital: Malabo Area: 28,051 square km (10,830 square miles) Coordinates: 1º 30′ 49 Climate: Tropical Major languages: Spanish, French and…


Antique 19th-century engraving of Fernao do Po village. Illustration published in Systematischer Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon, Ikonographische Encyklopaedie der Wissenschaften und Kuenste (Brockhaus, Leipzig) in 1875.

The territories which shape today’s Republic of Equatorial Guinea did not have historical ties prior to the establishment of trade enclaves and the subsequent colonisation by European powers. The Pygmy populations, and the Bubis after them, settled on the Island … Continue reading



The political system of Equatorial Guinea sits within the framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President is both the head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government as a whole. Legislative power is … Continue reading

Members of the 2015 Government


Hon. Vicente Ehate Tomi. Prime Minister of the Government for Administrative Coordination, Hon. Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene. First Deputy Prime Minister for the Political Sector, Democracy and Minister of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations, Hon. Francisco Pascual Obama Asue. Second … Continue reading

Foreign affairs


Equatorial Guinea is a full member of the International Community, belonging to the United Nations as well as important regional organizations such as the African Union. Equatorial Guinea is a well-respected and influential country in the African continent, especially in … Continue reading

Government budget


Introduction to the government budget The Government of Equatorial Guinea is committed to financial transparency and is working to promote a wider understanding of its finances through the annual publication of its budget. The budget document outlines the total income, … Continue reading



Equatorial Guinea has undergone significant economic and social changes since the discovery of oil in the mid-1990s. From being a poor, mainly agricultural country, it has become the foremost oil producer of the franc zone. Oil income has helped to … Continue reading

International Agreements

Human Rights: National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21, 3 February 2014. Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, 7 July 2014. Report of the Working Group … Continue reading



Despite being one of the smallest countries in Africa, Equatorial Guinea has one of the most diverse landscapes and greatest biodiversity in the continent. It is located in a region of high animal diversity, which includes 194 species of mammals, … Continue reading