A small country of West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, comprising several offshore islands and a coastal settlement between Cameroon and Gabon; population 633,400 (est. 2009); languages, Spanish (official), local Niger-Congo languages, pidgin; capital, Malabo (on the island of Bioko). Formerly a Spanish colony, the country became fully independent in 1968. It is the only independent Spanish-speaking state in the continent of Africa.
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- ‘I think the British thought, ‘If there's a change of regime, no problem ’, ‘said a spokesman for the Equatorial Guinean government.’
- ‘We are awaiting a copy of the questions which the Equatorial Guinean authorities have addressed to the Department of Justice according to reports we have read,’ his legal adviser, Peter Hodes, said yesterday.
- Mico Nsue had also defended some of the 100 Equatorial Guinean dissidents and former soldiers tried in 2002 for a threat to state security.
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