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Spain's national team will travel to Equatorial Guinea for a friendly game, and the country's football federation won't say why.
Spain's national soccer team is playing an exhibition game at Equatorial Guinea. And the country's soccer federation won't say why.
When Africa's longest-serving dictator, Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang, faced his first election in 1996, he won with 98 percent of the vote. His percentages in subsequent elections would never reach that high, dropping to 97 percent by the time of his fourth electoral contest, in 2009.
U.N. leader Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called on the Security Council to impose sanctions against Mali extremist groups accused of terrorism and desecrating Muslim religious shrines.
When the new Chinese-funded African Union headquarters was unveiled last month in Addis Ababa, Equatorial Guinea's president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, hailed the $200 million spectacle of marble and glass as "a reflection of the new Africa." Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi called it a symbol "of the African renaissance."
The son of Equatorial Guinea's president plundered his country's natural resources through corruption, spending more than $70 million in looted profits on a Malibu mansion, a Gulfstream jet and Michael Jackson memorabilia, the U.S. government said.
UNESCO's director-general has appealed directly to Equatorial Guinea's president to withdraw a life-sciences prize in his name that has created controversy around the globe because of the African leader's human rights record.
UNESCO's director-general appealed directly to Equatorial Guinea's president Friday to withdraw a life sciences prize in his name that has created controversy around the globe because of the African leader's human rights record.
The son of Equatorial Guinea's dictator of 30 years commissioned plans to build a superyacht costing $380 million, nearly three times what the country spends on health and education each year, a corruption watchdog said Monday.