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Equatorial Guinea expels ruling party members it links to coup bid

Equatorial Guinea's ruling party has expelled 42 of its members for their alleged role in a coup bid late last year, party sources told AFP on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO- Cameroon's President Paul Biya is seen at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S. September 22, 2017. REUTERS-Stephanie Keith - RC1A35221360-File Photo

Cameroon’s Paul Biya wins seventh term

Cameroon's President Paul Biya has won a seventh term in office in polls marred by low turnout and voter intimidation.

Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema pardons jailed opponents

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has pardoned 81 prisoners, including 30 political opponents jailed for sedition, according to a decree seen by AFP on Thursday.

Brazilian authorities $16 million cash, luxury watches from Equatorial Guinea leader’s son Teodorin Obiang

Authorities in Brazil have seized more than $16m (£12m) worth of cash and luxury watches from a delegation accompanying Teodorin Nguema Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, local media report.

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 court upholds opposition ban, jail terms

Equatorial Guinea's paramount court on Monday confirmed the dissolution of the country's main opposition and upheld 30-year jail terms handed to 21 of its members.

Two Equatorial Guinea ‘coup suspects’ arrested in Central Africa

Two men suspected of being involved in a failed coup in Equatorial Guinea have been arrested in Bangui, the Central African Republic government said Wednesday.

Cartoonist freed in Equatorial Guinea after 5 months behind bars

A cartoonist who was held in custody for more than five months in Equatorial Guinea was released on Wednesday, an NGO said.

Equatorial Guinea’s main opposition party dissolved, 21 activists convicted

The main opposition party in Equatorial Guinea has been dissolved by a court that also jailed 21 of its activists for more than 30 years, state media reported on Tuesday.

Equatorial Guinea slams France for ‘violating’ sovereignty in Teodorin Obiang’s corruption case

Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday angrily denounced the conviction of its vice president for corruption by a French court as a "flagrant violation" of international law, and insisted on its "total independence."

Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang reappoints same team after polls

Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has reappointed his prime minister after dissolving the government last week.

Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang dissolves government after polls

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema has dissolved his government, including the powers of the prime minister and his three deputies, according to a decree read out on state television on Saturday.

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 Teodoro Obiang vows to protect ex-Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh

Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has said he will “protect” former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh who has been living in exile in the central African country after being forced to quit power last year, adding that the African Union also opposed his extradition.

President Buhari meets Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang in Abuja

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the State House, Abuja.

Equatorial Guinea leader denies opposition death in custody claims

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has rejected opposition claims that one of its activists died in custody after being tortured, and that about 200 of their members are under arrest.

Chad denies role in alleged Equatorial Guinea coup attempt

Chad's government is denying involvement in an alleged coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea late last month, saying the dozens of Chadians arrested are mercenaries "and should be treated as such."

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.

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