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America commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday marking the civil rights leader's birthday, which was first observed in 1983 and is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year and happens to coincide with the inauguration of President Barack Obama. In Africa last week, H.E. Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea, inaugurated the new Palace of Justice of Malabo II. The new building, with over 9,000 square meters and equipped with the latest technology, will be the work headquarters of judges and magistrates of Malabo. "We demand the best performance of judges and magistrates, but one cannot work without the best facilities" said the Head of State. After cutting the ribbon, the President of the Supreme Court, Martin Ndong Nsue, showed the details of the new building and new offices to H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and those accompanying him. On Huma... (more)

Equatorial Guinea Holds The Oar For World AIDS Day

As the Republic of Equatorial Guinea successfully convened the National Community Leadership Conference this week in Malabo and has developed into a meeting place for Africans and African-Americans, their diverse constituencies are drawn by a single impediment to growth. “HIV/AIDS is continually having an effect on development in both continents. Often, Mayors are the first responders in finding services for the HIV positive population and to keep people HIV negative”, Victor Mooney said. Mr. Mooney is executive director of US based South African Arts International and long-time... (more)

AIDS Cases in Equatorial Guinea Is Refuted

According to recent wire reports, the seroprevalence of HIV/AIDS in Equatorial Guinea, was reported between 30,000 and 60,000 infected people. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare categorically denies having given the figures reported. “These numbers are completely wrong and, at this time, the draft DHS (Demographic and Health Survey) is being finalized, which specifies all health parameters, and which will be published later this year, once it has been reviewed and formally approved by the Government. Consequently, the data given is purely speculative and given with the in... (more)

Equatorial Guinea Making Strides Ahead of Historic Election

The electoral campaigning began on Friday with the vitality of nation that is growing by leaps and bounds. The general elections for the House of Representatives, the Senate and Municipal Councilors will bring Equatorial Guineans to the polls on May 26 in record numbers. With hallmarks of a statesman and visionary, His Excellency, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo addressed the nation this week and said, "I appeal to our countrymen that during the campaign there be civility, patriotism, citizenship, and responsibility". "Properly understood, we hope that this Electoral Campaign is... (more)

Equatorial Guinea Crest Unveiled on the Spirit of Malabo in NYC

Anatolio Ndong Mba, Permanent Ambassador for Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations and current chairman of the African states group was on hand Tuesday to witness the unveiling of the country'a crest on the Spirit of Malabo. The Spirit of Malabo, a 24 foot custom ocean rowboat built in Brazil, is scheduled to be christened at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge on August 23rd, which is designed to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. This is annually observed to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave... (more)