Thursday, January 4, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Joins United Nations Security Council

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, represented by the Permanent Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba, officially joined the United Nations Security Council this week as a non-permanent member.

Equatorial Guinea was elected to the Security Council after an historic vote earlier in 2017 and is joined by the Ivory Coast, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru, and Poland.

Equatorial Guinea’s candidacy for the seat was endorsed by the African Union and the country pledged to strive toward global sustainable peace so the UN development objectives can be achieved.

The UN Security Council consists of five permanent members – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – and ten non-permanent members elected every two years.

Equatorial Guinea, along with the other new members, will have a strong voice on the Security Council with issues dealing with international peace and security.

Equatorial Guinea will be active on the Security Council for its term from 2018-2019.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Energy Industry, Discovers New Offshore Oil Reserves

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea strengthened its energy industry this week with the discovery of new offshore oil reserves. 

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons and Mobil Equatorial Guinea Inc, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, announced the new oil exploration in the Avestruz-1 well within Block EG-06.

The relationship between Equatorial Guinea and the international oil company is further strengthened by this discovery, with the two already working in partnership in the Zafiro field, which has produced more than one billion barrels.

"The association of Equatorial Guinea with Exxon Mobil continues to produce new discoveries of oil, which demonstrates the enormous potential in this country and our environment conducive to oil and gas exploration, " said Minister Gabriel Mbega Obiang Lima.

Equatorial Guinea has a strong energy industry, and recently developed new investment opportunities at the Africa Oil & Power (AOP) 2017 Conference, in addition to new partnerships with Cameroon.

Equatorial Guinea also recently joined the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and is Sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest oil and gas producer.

Earlier in 2017, Equatorial Guinea invested its resources in key infrastructure works to spur the country’s economy, including a new headquarters for Exxon Mobil.

Equatorial Guinea Promotes Africa Energy

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea promoted African energy this week with its attendance at the Indaba Africa Energy 2017 conference.

The conference promotes the advancement of projects and opportunities for energy industry production and fosters the continued economic growth of Africa.

It also explores reactivation measures and challenges to provide holistic solutions in the continent’s energy supply.

Equatorial Guinea’s diplomatic mission high delegation attended the conference, along with more than 700 representatives from different countries across Africa.

Equatorial Guinea has a strong energy industry, and recently developed new investment opportunities at the Africa Oil & Power (AOP) 2017 Conference, in addition to new partnerships with Cameroon.

Equatorial Guinea also recently joined the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and is Sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest oil and gas producer.


The conference, being held in Midrand, South Africa, is hosted by the Republic of South Africa Department of Energy.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Vice President Responds to False and Defamatory Accusations Made by CORED Leader

The lawyers for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Vice President, HE Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, responded to the false and defamatory statements made by the leader of the Coalition CORED, Salomón Ndong Abeso.

The lawyers filed an application before the Criminal Court of Paris against Abeso for the fabricated language used in his published article entitled Le fantome du fils Obiang est défendu par trois robes noires a Paris in the blog Mediapart in January 2017.

The article used very serious language against the Vice President, and wrongly accused him of having ordered the kidnapping of an Italian businessman, whom he then had tortured.

Previously, a defamation suit against Abeso was filed before the Court, which resulted in the indictment of the CORED leader on 23 November.

Abeso is set to appear before the court to be tried for the crime of defamation for his statements that are part of a permanent campaign of denigration, disinformation, and defamation of CORED against the authorities of Malabo and the vice president.

CORED, the Opposition Coalition for the Restoration of a Democratic State in Equatorial Guinea, is a small group of political criminals who work outside of Equatorial Guinea.

According to the submitted application, individuals involved with CORED work “for the sole purpose of profiting personally, through continuous and false denunciations against the institutions of Equatorial Guinea.” It goes on to say the trial against the Vice President is “nothing but a business that logically went wrong. And it was precisely during this phase, when Solomón Ndong Abeso published this bizarre and brutal article.”

The previous legal process in Paris against the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea was free of any condemnation, which highlighted his innocence in the matter.

Because of this finding, the Vice President’s lawyers have embarked on a campaign against the indiscriminate attacks made by “hustlers and swindlers” such as Abeso of CORED.


Equatorial Guinea maintains that any criminal action carries a responsibility.