Friday, February 24, 2017

Equatorial Guinea to Host African Games

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is in line to host the 2019 African Games, following the meeting of the Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, and the representative of the African Union (AU) Commission, Doctor Olawale.

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Andrés Jorge Mbomio Nsem, examined the synthesis report drawn up by the organizing commission, which carried out inspections of Equatorial Guinean sports and recreation facilities.

The AU representative graciously thanked the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and the government for their Panafrican enthusiasm.

Equatorial Guinea has previously hosted the Africa Cup of Nations at the newly renovated soccer stadium in Bata, as well as numerous forums for the African Union, the Africa-Arab World Summit at the state-of-the-art facilities at the Sipopo Conference Center in Malabo. Equatorial Guinea also financially supports the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group, and other international organizations.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Achieves High Level of Protection Against Malaria in Clinical Trials

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea achieved a high level of protection against malaria in clinical trials, according to the report “Sterile protections against human malaria in chemoattenuated PfSPZ vaccine” recently published in Nature.

The malaria vaccine, produced by Sanaria and tested in partnership with the Government of Equatorial Guinea, was found to immunize all subjects with three doses and protect against the disease when exposed more than ten weeks after the last dose.

Sanaria CEO, Stephen L. Hoffman, said the trials “will lead to an optimized vaccination regimen we expect to move rapidly into phase 3 clinical trials and licensure. Our goal is to use PfSPZ-CVac in mass vaccination programs to eliminate the malaria parasite and to prevent malaria in travelers.”

Equatorial Guinea began clinical trials at the end of 2016, along with other African countries Tanzania, Kenya, Mali, and Burkina Faso, as well as Germany and the U.S.

The Government of Equatorial Guinea, in partnership with Marathon Oil, Noble Energy, and Atlantic Methanol Production, three US energy companies, planned the trial.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Equatorial Guinea To Host CEMAC Summit

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea will host the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) in Djibloho, located in mainland Equatorial Guinea.

The President of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, is currently the leader of CEMAC and has implemented successful reforms of the rules of operation and increased innovation.

Equatorial Guinea’s capital, Malabo, is currently the seat of CEMAC Parliament, which is the legal and political forum for the organization, whose mission is the promotion of free trade, the institution of a common African market, and development of the standard of living through economic stability and cooperation.

Equatorial Guinea became a full member state of CEMAC in 1983, joining Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Rwanda.

The Presidents of member states will gather in Equatorial Guinea to discuss further structural reforms to streamline projects, laws, and activities of the institution.

The Summit is expected to take place toward the end of 2017.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Foreign Minister Mba Mokuy Prepares for AU Summit Presidency Candidacy

Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, is stressing the important of Pan-Africanism and intellectual empowerment of the youth as he prepares for the African Union (AU) Summit and his candidacy for President of the Au governing body.

The 28th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the AU will convene on 30 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Minister Mba Mokuy is currently in Ethiopia reviewing and analyzing the work of the 33rd Session of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the AU.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has expressed support for the AU and Minister Mba Mokuy has highlighted his goals of providing more opportunities for young people throughout Africa as well as reducing emigration.

Equatorial Guinea has hosted the 25th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the AU in Malabo in 2014, which Minister Mba Mokuy led, along with two AU Summits.

The appointment of the Presidency will take place at the upcoming AU Summit.