Annob ón uses the f ād'Amb ō, a pidgin form of Bantu speech with heavy 16th-century Portuguese inflection. Commercial cocoa production was essentially destroyed and most families in rural areas survived through subsistence farming and through the relatively high levels of. It runs east to west, dividing the mainland into two. All of the other islands are also volcanic, but of much lower elevation. Perhaps even more troubling is the uneven level of development in the country. Spanish is the official language of the government, commerce, and schools.Next
Obiang suspended the death sentences in September 1998. Small parties —the Liberal Democrat Convention, the Popular Union, and the Progressive Democratic Alliance —were recognized in 1992. Multi-party elections in 1996 are won by Obiang with 98 percent of the vote. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was overwhelmingly reelected again in Nov. Limited hotel space is available in Malabo and Bata.Next
The capital city of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo, is located on the island of Bioko Isla de Bioko. Dun and Bradstreet's Export Guide to Equatorial Guinea. Coffee of comparatively poor quality is grown in northern R ío Muni, along the Cameroon border. Medical facilities are primitive and there are no dentists or opticians in the country. The once thriving cocoa and coffee industry were devastated by years of economic mismanagement under authoritarian rule.Next
Agriculture is the main economic activity, involving about 71% of the economically active population. The Claretian Mission at Malabo has about 4,000 volumes of Africana and Guineana, and an archaeological-ethnographic museum. However, by the late 1800s, the British and French abandoned their positions on Bioko for bases on the African mainland. In fact, a large proportion of the population still lives in poverty. This large part of the population has been relatively untouched by recent economic successes and most likely would be untouched by further economic growth fueled by the oil sector.
Although Annob ón was uninhabited in 1471 when the Portuguese discovered it, it was the only one of the territories later incorporated into Equatorial Guinea that they attempted to develop. Normal business hours are 8 am to 12 noon and 4 to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. The principal religion in Equatorial Guinea is Christianity, the faith of 93% of the population. Sometimes men being astonished when they receive a letter from a women that decided to write first. In Bata, Poto Poto has appeared in Spanish and Fang. The judiciary was widely considered corrupt and dysfunctional. The recent construction of a number of hotels in Malabo offers some sign of the future significance of tourism to the economy.
It is not possible to take organized tours of the Continental region. Southern parts of the island are steep, rocky and generally undeveloped. Prior to 1968, Equatorial Guinea had a large contingent of foreign residents. At Malabo the capital city, located on Bioko Island , temperatures range from 16 °C 61 °F to 33 °C 91 °F. As of 2004, forced marriages were customary.Next
Although African traditional religion has left its vestiges among the indigenous tribes, about 93% of the population are Christian. The island has abundant fertile volcanic soil. According to World Oil, Equatorial Guinea's proven oil reserves were put at 1. Many buildings in the city are built in a colonial style, dating from the times of Spanish rule, coexisting with modern buildings built since independence. In 1778, Portugal ceded the islands, and also the commercial rights to a part of the African coast that included present-day Río Muni, to the Spanish. Río Muni includes three major rivers—the Campo, which forms part of the northern boundary; the Benito, located in the center; and the Muni, which forms part of the southern boundary.
The trade balance in the late 1980s and early 1990s was in constant deficit, only to improve with the explosion of oil production in the early 1980s. These 2 industries propelled the country into a surplus in the mid-1990s. Equatorial Guinea is a country located in Central Africa. Equatorial Guinea's national airline went out of business in 1990. Produce is seasonal and is not always available. Historical Dictionary of Equatorial Guinea, 3rd ed. On 17 November 1991, a new constitution was adopted.Next
However, in practice, these rights are not always afforded. Beginning in April of 1972 military education became a requirement in all schools, and in April of 1975 political instruction also became mandatory. Decades of economic stagnation have prevented urbanization. In 2004, there were an estimated 25 physicians, 40 nurses, 1 dentist, 1 pharmacist, and 2 midwives per 100,000 people. As a Spanish colony, the area was formerly known as Spanish Guinea. The nation's wildlife is threatened by the expansion of population centers. The forests are threatened by agricultural expansion, fires, and grazing.Next
The continued presence of Spanish civil servants, troops, and ships and the unchanged influence of Spanish plantation management provoked a crisis in 1969. The Army consisted of three infantry battalions, whose equipment included 10 armored personnel carriers and six reconnaissance vehicles. The court system, based on Spanish and tribal custom, includes a Supreme Court, two appeals courts, lower provincial courts first instance , military courts, and customary traditional courts. The flag of Equatorial Guinea consists of three horizontal bands of green top , white, and red with a blue isosceles triangle on the staff side. Rio Muni is a province on the African mainland and is bordered on the north by Cameroon, on the east and south by Gabon, and on the west by the. It was estimated that agriculture accounted for 2. It includes the islands of Bioko formerly Fernando Po , Annobón, Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico in the Gulf of Guinea, and Río Muni on the African mainland.