Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Equatorial Guinea President Recognized for Academic and Cultural Contributions, Appointed First Spanish Language Honorary Academic

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was recognized for his academic and cultural contributions to the country and was named the first Spanish Language Honorary Academic by the Equatoguinean Academy of the Spanish Language (AEGLE).

In his speech, the President stressed the importance of the AEGLE in Equatorial Guinea, as well as the culture of Spanish literature and use of the Spanish language.

The President also acknowledged the cultural significance of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, and announced that one of the central roundabouts in Bata will be named after the esteemed Spanish literary figure.

The event was attended by members of the AEGLE, the Equatorial Guinea National University, high level officials from the Spanish-speaking diplomatic corps, the PDGE General Secretary, and members of Parliament and Government.

The President created the AEGLE to promote and cultivate the Spanish language and distribute Spanish literature in Equatorial Guinea.

The appointment took place at the Ngolo Palace of International Congresses and Conferences in Bata.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Oil & Gas Operations, Set to Announce the Winning Bids of the Ronda 2016 Licensing Round at AOP 2017

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea will announce the winners of the EG Ronda 2016 licensing round at the Africa Oil & Power 2017 conference in Cape Town on 5-7 June.

The announcement will feature a keynote address by the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The EG Ronda has strengthened Equatorial Guinea’s already formidable upstream oil and gas operations. High level officials from the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons have toured the world to diversify Equatorial Guinea’s investor base, including participation in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, among others.

The conference is offering a 20% discount on delegate passes for companies that have expressed interest in the EG Ronda 2016, which will give access to the official press conference where winning companies will be announced.

The final closing date for expressions of interest and bidding documents is 28 April.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Supports Empowerment of Women in Africa, Hosts Female Golf Tournament

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea supported the empowerment of women in Africa by recently hosting the WCACT iCUBEFARM Golf Tournament at the country’s world-class sporting and entertainment facilities in Sipopo.

The competition, which included female participants from nine countries in East and Central Africa, aimed to promote the empowerment of women in sport.

The athletes and spectators celebrated the role of women in athletic competitions and the high technical abilities displayed during the course of the tournament.

The tournament also showcased the state-of-the-art infrastructure and accommodation of Sipopo, outside the capital Malabo, which has hosted African sporting events such as the African Cup in the past. The golf event was hosted at the Sipopo Sofitel Le Golf.

The facilities in Sipopo have also hosted large international events such as the meeting of the African Union and the Africa-Arab Economic Forum.