Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Obiang Emphasizes Importance of Technology Industry in Reaching Horizon 2020 Goals

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, recently emphasized the importance of technology in order to reach the country’s Horizon 2020 Goals at the opening of the academic year at the Djibloho Higher Institute of Telecommunications, Technology, Information, and Communication.

The President recognized the impact of technology in today’s modern world and called for all Equatorial Guineans to embrace and learn from new technological advances in order to further advance the country.

“We have to train our youth if we want to reach the level of other countries,” said the President, recognizing that the Institute will educate Equatorial Guineans to make up the gap in available technology professionals in the country.

The Minister for Telecommunications and New Technologies, Maximiliano Meko Abeme, reaffirmed the President’s vision of technology in Equatorial Guinea, and highlighted the increased efficiencies, new employment opportunities, and development brought about by investing in the industry.

The Institute will educate 60 students in technology and communications during the course of the academic year.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Supports ACP Group’s Growth and Development Efforts through Donation

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has donated $500,000 Euros to the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group to support its growth and development efforts.

Equatorial Guinea works closely with the ACP, namely to achieve sustainable development and reduce poverty levels on the African continent. Equatorial Guinea promised to continue supporting the good work of the Group.

Equatorial Guinea will host the ACP Office for South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Malabo, the country’s capital, next year.

The Equatorial Guinean Ambassador to Belgium, Nvono-Ncá, met with the ACP General Secretary, Patrick I. Gomes, to discuss their continued efforts in partnership. The two agreed to hold bilateral Equatorial Guinea-ACP meetings later in the month to discuss joint work regarding the office in Malabo.

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.