Friday, December 23, 2016

Equatorial Guinea Begins New Youth Vaccination Campaign Against Polio

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has begun a new vaccination campaign in health centers and hospitals in Malabo to eradicate Poliomyelitis in children under five.

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare coordinated the administration of vaccinations and initiated the broad awareness campaign for mothers to take their young children to receive the medical attention.

The campaign will take place over the coming week, collaboration with health and education centers across Malabo to safeguard Equatorial Guinea against Poliomyelitis.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Equatorial Guinea Airline Ceiba Opens New Route to Mali

Ceiba, the national airline of Equatorial Guinea, opened a new route from the capital city of Malabo to Bamako, Mali.

The flight duration is just under three hours and is part of Ceiba’s effort to expand more direct routes to other African countries.

The Director General of Ceiba, Bienvenido Esono Engonga Okomo, welcomed the Ambassador of Mali to Equatorial Guinea, Amadou Dem, to travel the inaugural flight and hailed relations between the two countries.

Equatorial Guinea and Mali recently signed bilateral aviation agreements to expand the efficiency and frequency of air travel.

The Secretary of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Luciano Esono Biteghe, highlighted the expansion of trade, tourism, and cultural relations the newly opened route will promote.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Equatorial Guinea Environmental Documentary Showcases Country’s Fauna and Flora

The Secret Forest, filmed entirely in Equatorial Guinea, showcases the unique fauna and flora of the country, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

The documentary, produced by the nongovernmental organization ECOGUINEA in 2015, recently received international praise for highlighting environmental awareness in Equatorial Guinea.

The film has won several festivals all over the world, including the unanimously awarded Grand Prize at the Ronda-Madrid-Málaga International Scientific Filk Biennial of AESIC, as well as Best Animated Documentary and Best Cinematography at the International Film Festival Solidario KO & Digital Sant Sadurní d’Anoia in Barcelona.

Jurists praised the film for its technical quality, script, and art, as well as the traditional African methods used to tell the story of nature conservancy.

It will be screened at more film festivals to raise awareness, including those in Peru, Mozambique, and Germany, among others, as well as shown on local television in Equatorial Guinea.

ECOGUINEA plans to show the documentary film in schools and institutions in Equatorial Guinea to raise ecological awareness of the importance of conservation in protected areas.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Equatorial Guinea Detains SGBGE Employees for Transferring Confidential Banking Information to Third Parties

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has detained three employees of the French bank Société Générale de Banques en Guinée Equatoriale (SGBGE) for transferring confidential banking information to third parties outside the country.

The information involved the private data of several high-ranking members of the Government of Equatorial Guinea, including the Vice President, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.

The transfer of private information violates the internationally recognized right of the confidentiality of bank data, which must be kept secure by banks and their employees.

The SGBGE employees will testify before the Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Justice in the coming days.

Société Générale is a French multinational banking and financial services company based in Paris, where the Vice President has been accused of money laundering. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has called on France to withdraw the charges against the Vice President. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Relations With Russia, Signs Visa Extension

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea strengthened relations with the Russian Federation by signing a visa extension agreement with the country for all diplomatic, official, and service passports.

The visa extension allows facilitated entry to both countries for citizens of Equatorial Guinea and Russia without traveling to Yaounde, Cameroon, where Russia has its Embassy.

Delegate Minister, Solomon Nfa Ndong, and the Russian Ambassador, Nikolai L. Ratsiborinskiy, signed the agreement.

Nfa Ndong highlighted the strength of bilateral relations between the two countries as excellent and durable, and noted Russia’s longstanding commitment to helping the formation of resources for Equatorial Guinea.

Ratsiborinskiy emphasized the importance of the agreement as it symbolizes the trust and good relations between Equatorial Guinea and Russia.