Equatorial Guinea (Spanish:Guinea Ecuatorial,French:Guinée équatoriale, Portuguese:Guiné Equatorial), officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Spanish:República de Guinea Ecuatorial, French:République de Guinée équatoriale, Portuguese:República da Guiné Equatorial), is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of 28,000 square kilometres (11,000sqmi). Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is an official language. As of 2012, the country has a population of 1.6 million.
Equatorial Guinea consists of two parts, an insular and a mainland region. The insular region consists of the islands of Bioko (formerly Fernando Pó) in the Gulf of Guinea and Annobón, a small volcanic island south of the equator. Bioko Island is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea and is the site of the country's capital, Malabo. The island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Bioko and Annobón. The mainland region, Río Muni, is bordered by Cameroon on the north and Gabon on the south and east. It is the location of Bata, Equatorial Guinea's largest city, and Oyala, the country's planned future capital. Rio Muni also includes several small offshore islands, such as Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico.
Guineai/ˈɡɪni/, officially the Republic of Guinea (French:République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French:Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other parts of the wider region of the same name, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of 10.5 million and an area of 245,860 square kilometres (94,927sqmi).
Guinea is a predominantly Islamic country, with Muslims representing 85 percent of the population. Guinea's people belong to twenty-four ethnic groups. French, the official language of Guinea, is the main language of communication in schools, in government administration, in the media, and among the country's security forces, but more than twenty-four indigenous languages are also spoken.
The etymology of "Guinea" is uncertain. The English term Guinea comes directly from the Portuguese word Guiné, which emerged in the mid-15th century to refer to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples south of the Senegal River (as opposed to the 'tawny' ZenagaBerbers, north of it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors). The term "Guinea" is extensively used in the 1453 chronicle of Gomes Eanes de Zurara.
King John II of Portugal took up the title of Senhor da Guiné (Lord of Guinea) from 1483. It is believed the Portuguese borrowed Guineus from the Berber term Ghinawen (sometimes Arabized as Guinauha or Genewah) meaning "the burnt people" (analogous to the Classical GreekAithiops, "of the burned face"). The Berber terms "aginaw" or "Akal n-Iguinawen" mean "black" or "land of the blacks."
The guinea is a coin of approximately one quarter ounce of gold that was minted in the Kingdom of England and later in the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1814. It was the first English machine-struck gold coin, originally worth one pound sterling, equal to twenty shillings, but rises in the price of gold relative to silver caused the value of the guinea to increase, at times to as high as thirty shillings. From 1717 to 1816, its value was officially fixed at twenty-one shillings. Then, Great Britain adopted the gold standard and guinea became a colloquial or specialised term.
The name came from the Guinea region in West Africa, where much of the gold used to make the coins originated. Although no longer circulated, the term guinea survives in some circles, notably horse racing, and in the sale of rams to mean an amount of one pound and one shilling (21 shillings) or one pound and five pence in decimalised currency. The name also forms the basis for the Arabic word for the Egyptian poundالجنيهel-Genēh / el-Geni, as a sum of 100 qirsh (one pound) was worth approximately 21 shillings at the end of the 19th century.
Equatorial Guinea has emerged as one of Zimbabwe's main creditors following massive unpaid oil deliveries since the surrender of coup plotter Simon Mann from Harare to Malabo in 2008 ... Out of a total unsustainable debt of US$ 1.2 billion, the Bank owed some US$ 222 million to Equatorial Guinea, which turned out to be its greatest creditor.
While guinea fowl are abundant throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, they were prominently on display in west equatorial Africa, where the Portuguese were also active in shipping during the 1500s. Guinea was the name for that equatorial, coastal region ... ergo fowl from Guinea.
If you are new to investing in the market, maybe penny stocks have gone over your head ... The interest for penny stocks in the market, in general, has gone up exponentially ... Based in the United States and Equatorial Guinea, the company explores, produces, and markets crude oil, condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas.
Cameroon says the temporary closure of most restaurants and border trade during the COVID-19 pandemic has dropped food prices by up to 70 percent ... Nanze says they are suffering because vegetable, meat and chicken sellers no longer have access to markets in Nigeria, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea ... .
... dictated by the market price, Lipow believes. The analyst says countries like Nigeria, Algeria, and Equatorial Guinea will be reluctant to comply in full, so much of the burden will fall on Russia and Saudi Arabia. “The market will be skeptical about their full compliance...
NJ Ayuk ... In Equatorial Guinea, for example, initiatives aimed at monetizing the country’s massive natural gas reserves has led to the creation of new infrastructure. It is helping the government build a natural gas mega hub that could make Equatorial Guinea a major player in the global liquified natural gas market and bring in $2 billion in revenues.
Yearly forecasts of country wise LPG supply and LPG demand from 2008 to 2028 13 LPG markets across the Africa are analyzed including Algeria, ... 7 Equatorial Guinea LPG MarketOverview. 7.1 Equatorial Guinea LPG Market Snapshot, 2020 ... 7.6 Equatorial Guinea LPG Market Developments.
... in Equatorial Guinea ... AMPCO is part of a series of foreign investors planning to increase their investment in Equatorial Guinea this year, or enter the market to tap into several opportunities across the hydrocarbons and mining value chains under the Year of Investment initiative.
The Equatorial Guinea delegation ...Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima said he is committed to using Nigerian expertise to develop local content in Equatorial Guinea and also work with Nigeria on gas-related matters, oil market stabilization with OPEC, and industry coordination through APPO.
Saudi Arabia is doing the heavy lifting here, accounting for less than a quarter of baseline production but fully half the barrels OPEC+ kept off the market — and not always by choice ... (2) Equatorial Guinea also gets a gold star but I think we can afford not to dwell too long on a target cut amounting to all of 4,000 barrels a day.