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Tag: Equatorial Guinea

  • Wednesday, September 19th 2018 - 08:37 UTC

    Brazilian customs impound US$ 16 million from son of African dictator

    Federal police found US$ 1.5m in cash in one bag and watches worth an estimated US$ 15m in another, O Estado de Sao Paulo reported

    The tiny West African state of Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday demanded Brazil hand back more than US$ 16m in cash and luxury watches that border officials confiscated from a delegation accompanying the president's son. Foreign Minister Simeon Oyono Esono Angue denounced the seizure as “paltry and unfriendly behavior” and demanded the items be returned, state television TVGE said.

  • Friday, February 20th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

    Beija-Flor, the top samba group this year in Rio's Carnival, but who's behind?

    In an emailed statement, Beija-Flor insisted its parade theme this year was ”strictly cultural and does not address (Equatorial Guinea's) government”.

    The Beija-Flor samba group was declared the champion of Rio de Janeiro's hotly contested Brazilian Carnival parade competition on Wednesday. However the group stoked controversy by staging a presentation focusing on Equatorial Guinea, run by Africa's longest-ruling dictator, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

  • Monday, February 25th 2013 - 06:36 UTC

    Argentina celebrates Africa’s 54 countries support for Malvinas sovereignty

    The family picture of the ASA meeting in Equatorial Guinea

    Africa’s fifty four countries joined South America “in recognizing the legitimate sovereignty rights of Argentina over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the adjoining maritime spaces”, announced the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué in reference to the so called Declaration of Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea.

  • Wednesday, March 2nd 2011 - 05:58 UTC

    African dictator son planning to buy 380 million USD yacht, claims Global Witness

    British designed and a German shipyard has been contracted

    The London-based anti-corruption campaign group, Global Witness, said it has evidence that Teodorin Obiang, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the tiny West African state of Equatorial Guinea, has plans to order a luxury yacht worth hundreds of millions of dollars from a shipyard in northern Germany.