Latest Equatorial Guinea News

Putin aims to boost Moscow's clout with Russia-Africa summit

Oct. 23, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin courted dozens of leaders of African nations Wednesday at the first-ever Russia-Africa summit while a pair of nuclear-capable bombers made an unprecedented visit to the continent, reflecting Moscow's new push for clout. Speaking at the two-day summit attended...

Africans fail to get UN support for AU-UN envoy for Libya

Oct. 16, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — African members of the Security Council tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to appoint a joint African Union-United Nations envoy for conflict-torn Libya, in an apparent attempt to replace current U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame. South Africa, Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea were following up...

Cars taken from Equatorial Guinea leader's son sold for $27M

Sep. 29, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Car lovers from around the world splashed out more than $27 million at an auction Sunday for dozens of luxury cars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president in a Swiss money-laundering probe. The 25 lots sold by auction house Bonhams included a white-and-cream 2014 Lamborghini...

Rival UN resolutions on Syria cease-fire go down to defeat

Sep. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Rival humanitarian resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel stronghold in Idlib were defeated in the Security Council Thursday, reflecting the deep divisions that have prevented the U.N.'s most powerful body from taking action to end the eight-year Syrian conflict....

Gambia minister to recommend charges filed against ex-leader

Sep. 13, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's justice minister said Friday that former dictator Yahya Jammeh should be charged with theft and other forms of economic crimes as a result of a newly released economic inquiry into the former government. "The damage former President Jammeh has caused to government...