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Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang calls ‘amnesty’ for political prisoners

Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema on Wednesday announced a "total amnesty" for all political prisoners and opposition figures banned from political activity, according to a decree read on national television.

Equatorial Guinea denies human rights violation claims

Equatorial Guinea authorities have denied human rights violations and having political prisoners as suggested by the Portuguese parliament, DW Radio reported.

Equatorial Guinea’s Theodoro Obiang congratulates President Buhari for defeating Boko Haram

Equatorial Guinea President Theodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has congratulated the President Muhammadu Buhari for defeating Boko Haram, but for pockets of attacks on soft targets.

Equatorial Guinea launches manhunt after coup bid

Equatorial Guinea has launched a dragnet for "mercenaries" behind a bid to overthrow President Theodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader, a senior government official said on Friday.

UN sends envoy to Equatorial Guinea after failed ‘coup’ bid

The United Nations said on Thursday it will dispatch an envoy to Equatorial Guinea after authorities in the oil-rich country said they had thwarted a coup attempt against President Theodoro Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader.

Chad warns of regional ‘threat’ after Equatorial Guinea coup bid

Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zen Cherif, in a visit to Equatorial Guinea after a bid to overthrow long-time President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, condemned the attempted coup as a "major threat" to central Africa.

Clashes in Equatorial Guinea after government ‘foils’ coup attempt

Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, shortly after the West African state said it had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader.

Equatorial Guinea troops shoot dead ‘mercenary’ in clashes – state TV

Troops in Equatorial Guinea shot dead a "mercenary" during clashes on Wednesday near the border with Cameroon, state television reported, hours after an official said the government had thwarted a coup against President Teodoro Obiang.

Equatorial Guinea says it thwarted ‘coup’

The West African state of Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday it had thwarted "a coup" against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader, that had allegedly been mounted by foreign mercenaries recruited by his political opponents.

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