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With the beautiful ambiance overlooking the East River, the United Nations played host for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea forty-fourth Anniversary marking their Independence from Spain. Diplomats from United Nations member states, Observer Status Missions and Representatives of Non-Governmental Agencies were on hand to mark this occasion. In an unprecedented accolade bestowed to The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, The City of New York’s, Borough President of Brooklyn, The Honorable Marty Markowitz and Bronx Borough President, The Honorable Ruben Diaz, Jr. proclaimed “Equatorial Guinea 44th Anniversary Day” in their respective Boroughs. The proclamations were presented to H.E. Anatolio Ndong Mba, Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations for Equatorial Guinea. Borough President’s Markowitz and Diaz took pride in recognizing Equatorial Guineans that call Brooklyn a... (more)

Equatorial Guinea: 2012 Convener of the Year

  New York City based South African Arts International, Ltd. is proud to announced that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has been selected for the 2012 Convener of the Year. This newly awarded accolade is being bestowed to a country that has showed great skill, courage and humanity in bringing Heads of State, government officials, International Humanitarian Agencies, Non Governmental Agencies, International Sports Governing Body’s, Artists, Artisans, Intellectuals and the Diaspora together. “H.E. Obiang, President of Equatorial Guinea, has mastered the Art of Humanity by bri... (more)

Equatorial Guinea Builds on MLK Dream

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 ... (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)