Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Launches Visual Health Campaign

The First Lady of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Constancia Mangue, and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare launched the Visual Health Campaign at the National Organization of the Blind of Equatorial Guinea (ONCIGE).

The Campaign is focused on treating those who suffer from cataracts, and provide medical attention where best available.

During the last campaign in 2016, Equatorial Guinea successfully treated 679 patients, 106 of which were operated on in the country. The rest were treated in Spain in partnership with the La Arruzafa Foundation of Córdoba.

The ONCIGE 2018 Action Plan, which outlines the Campaign, will also oversee the operations related to visual health in Bata and study the effectiveness to improve the efficiency of the overall program.

Equatorial Guinea has made significant strides in social welfare, including health and disease education and prevention, in recent years. The Government of Equatorial Guinea has invested resources in building state-of-the-art health facilities, nutritional access programs, and educational sessions to identify and prevent diseases. Equatorial Guinea leads Africa in per capita investments in health care, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Equatorial Guinea President of FEGUIFUT Participates in CAF General Assembly

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFUT), Andrés Jorge Mbomio Nsem Abua, participated in the 40th Ordinary General Assembly of the African Football Confederation (CAF).

The Assembly focused on appointing new members to the Executive Committee and reviewing the budget for the upcoming year.

The Assembly, which was held in Casablanca, Morocco, was also attended by the President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the President of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), the Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and a representative of the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).


Equatorial Guinea has hosted international sporting events in the past, including the 2016 FEGUIFUT Cup. The event showcased Equatorial Guinea’s world-class sporting facilities and the increasing importance of soccer and athletics in the country.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Calls for Equitable Representation and Reform of UN Security Council

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Anatolio Ndong Mba, called for equitable representation and reform of the UN Security Council.

Equatorial Guinea, a new non-permanent member of the Security Council, has long called for two permanent and five non-permanent seats for Africa in order to have an equitable geographical rotation for the organizational body to more accurately represent the continent.

“It is totally inconceivable and unjustifiable, that a continent like Africa, which has more than one billion people, more UN member states, and more problems addressed by the Security Council, does not have until the date of a single permanent seat on the council,” said the Ambassador. “In this regard, it should be noted that the demand for seats for Africa in the Security Council should not be interpreted in any way as an inflexible or stubborn position, but rather as a just demand and an inalienable right in today's world and, above all, everything as I have indicated previously, in a world organization like the UN, guarantor of principles of justice, good governance and rights.”

Equatorial Guinea call for wide representation of Africa in all the decision-making bodies of the UN, including the Security Council, received support from the Permanent Representative of Egypt and Sierra Leone.

Equatorial Guinea is a member of the Committee of Ten (C-10), a group of countries in the African Union (AU) who are in charge of negotiations regarding equal treatment and representation at the UN. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Promotes Peace and Security as New Member of African Union Peace Council

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea highlighted the importance of peace and security on the African continent as the country was elected to serve on the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) for Central Africa.

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, in charge of National Defense and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Agapito Mba Mokuy, are representing Equatorial Guinea at the AU Summit.

Gabon, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Angola, Djibouti, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Togo were also elected to the Peace and Security Council.

The election took place during the XXX Ordinary Session of the Heads of State and Government of the AU.

In his address to the AU Summit, the Vice President emphasized the economic and social development growth rates taking place in Equatorial Guinea.

Equatorial Guinea has been active at the AU Summit, joining leaders and high-level officials of African nations to review strategic implementation decisions and discuss solutions in the fight against terrorism in Africa.


Equatorial Guinea has been the host of two African Union summits and is a member of numerous multilateral organizations in addition to the AU as part of its commitment to peaceful development. Their key partners include the United Nations (UN) agencies, programs and funds, European Union (EU), Arab League (AL), Organization of American States (OAS), Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), African Development Bank (AfDB), Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC), Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC), Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, and the Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa (CPLP) (associate).

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Vice President Reiterates Commitment to Preventative Diplomacy and Collective Cooperation at African Union Summit

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, in charge of National Defense and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, reiterated Equatorial Guinea’s commitment to preventative diplomacy to avoid conflicts at the XXX Ordinary Session of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) this week.

The Vice President also highlighted the important of peace and security for the stability of the African continent. “Peace, security and stability are essential elements for the
economic and social development of our countries and are intrinsically linked to the
tranquility and harmony that should reign between the respective populations and countries.”

The Vice President called for collective cooperation between African nations to combat terrorism and other conflicts on the continent. He outlined the framework for an African Police Cooperation Mechanism to support the important work of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Service. “We therefore propose that Africa adopt an extensive operation of the
African Police Cooperation Mechanism (AFRIPOL), which works with close link
with Committee of Intelligence and Security Service in Africa CISSA, to prevent more
effectively these threats to peace and security on the continent.”

The Vice President held bilateral meetings to strengthen relations with the President of Congo, Sassou Nguesso, and the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, on the sidelines of the AU Summit.

Equatorial Guinea has hosted two African Union summits, including in 2014 when Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the country and dedicated a new UN building alongside President Obiang to house all UN agencies in the country.

Equatorial Guinea is a member of numerous multilateral organizations in addition to the African Union as part of its commitment to peaceful development. Their key partners include the United Nations (UN) agencies, programs and funds, European Union (EU), Arab League (AL), Organization of American States (OAS), Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), African Development Bank (AfDB), Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC), Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC), Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, and the Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa (CPLP) (associate). 

Equatorial Guinea Outlines Solutions to Eradicate Poverty in Line with 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

Anatolio Ndong Mba, Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations (UN), outlined solutions to eradicate poverty in line with the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda at the 56th Forum for Economic and Social Development.

Equatorial Guinea highlighted the importance of solving the issue of poverty as a key to success and prosperity throughout the world and the African continent. “Poverty, being the basis of all ills, contributes to disease, malnutrition, weak economic growth, human trafficking, and drug consumption, among many other issues,” said the representative from Equatorial Guinea during the high-level session.

Equatorial Guinea relayed the concern of the African Group that while millions have emerged from extreme poverty, the pace of poverty reduction in the sub-Saharan area remains slow and is exacerbated by wars and civil conflicts in those countries.

Equatorial Guinea called for industrialization to generate employment, economic growth, and structural economic transformation as means to eradicate poverty.

Equatorial Guinea also reiterated the Forum of Africa’s commitment to actively participate in development efforts and initiatives to promote social and economic development on the African continent.

The Forum took place at the UN headquarters in New York.

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. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue Discusses Economic and Social Development Growth in Equatorial Guinea at the XXX Ordinary Session of the African Union

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, in charge of National Defense and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, highlighted the economic and social development growth rates taking place in the country at the XXX Ordinary Session of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

Equatorial Guinea joined the leaders and high-level officials of African nations to review strategic implementation decisions from the past year’s AU Summit. They also discussed the close relationship the AU enjoys with the United Nations in the fight against terrorism in Africa.

The heads of state also delivered the continental scientific awards to African scientists for groundbreaking work in their respective fields.

The Vice President also visited the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Ethiopia and met with Equatorial Guinean students who live in the country.

Equatorial Guinea has hosted two African Union summits, including in 2014 when Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the country and dedicated a new UN building alongside President Obiang to house all UN agencies in the country.

Equatorial Guinea is a member of numerous multilateral organizations in addition to the African Union as part of its commitment to peaceful development. Their key partners include the United Nations (UN) agencies, programs and funds, European Union (EU), Arab League (AL), Organization of American States (OAS), Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), African Development Bank (AfDB), Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC), Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC), Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, and the Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa (CPLP) (associate).