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Equatorial Guinea has been affected by heavy deforestation in recent years, and forest coverage of the country has gone from 50% to 28%.1 The government of Equatorial Guinea recently announced a new climate change strategy to reduce carbon emissions and alleviate the effects of climate change.2 The country is also undertaking several sustainable energy projects that focus on solar, wind, and marine energy.3

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1 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20eq_guinea.htm
2http://news.yahoo.com/equatorial-guinea-develops-climate-change-plan-reduce-carbon-170800587.html
3 Ibid
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Guinea Ecuatorial News

Terra.com 
La solución pacífica de los conflictos armados y una mejor representación de África en la ONU serán las prioridades de Guinea Ecuatorial en el Consejo de Seguridad, dijo a Efe el embajador del país ante Naciones Unidas, Anatolio Ndong Mba. Guinea ... See more..
Human Rights Watch 
(París, 15 de junio de 2017) – La mala gestión de la riqueza petrolera de Guinea Ecuatorial ha contribuido al desfinanciamiento crónico de sus sistemas públicos de educación y salud, en contravención a las obligaciones de derechos humanos del país, ... See more..
W Radio 
El mercenario británico Simon Man vinculó hoy la acusación particular en el proceso en París contra el vicepresidente de Guinea Ecuatorial, Teodoro Obiang Ngema Mangue, 'Teodorín', con golpistas que intentaron derrocar a su padre en 2011, con alguno ... See more..
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Terra Chile 
La Policía de Guinea Ecuatorial irrumpió hoy en un restaurante de Malabo, la capital, donde se celebraba la presentación de una nueva coalición opositora, "Juntos Podemos", y detuvo a dos periodistas. "Entre cincuenta y cien efectivos de la Policía ... See more..
El Universal (Venezuela) 
Naciones Unidas.- Perú y Guinea Ecuatorial son los dos países hispanohablantes que fueron elegidos este viernes como miembros no permanentes del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU para el periodo 2018-2019, junto a Polonia, Costa de Marfil, Kuwait y ... See more..
Ángulo 7 
Human Rights Watch (HW), Amnistía Internacional (AI) y la Unión Europea (EU) han evidenciado la violación de derechos humanos, falta de recursos para ... See more..
Terra Chile 
El principal partido opositor de Guinea Ecuatorial, Convergencia para la Democracia Social (CPDS), ha criticado el ingreso de Guinea Ecuatorial como miembr. See more..
TRT Español 
Como no tienen rivales en sus propios grupos, está previsto que Perú, Kuwait, Guinea Ecuatorial, Costa de Marfil y Polonia sean elegidos. Aunque sean los únicos candidatos tendrán que obtener los dos tercios de los votos válidos presentados en el CS de ... See more..
Terra Argentina 
Guinea Ecuatorial anunció este lunes el fin de su vinculación con el seleccionador del equipo nacional de fútbol, el hispano- argentino Esteban Becker Churukian, que finalizó su contrato. El contrato del técnico expiró oficialmente a finales del 2016 ... See more..
Siglo.21 (Comunicado de prensa) 
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Geography

Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon
Area

Total 28,051 sq km
Land 28,051 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

tropical; always hot, humid
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, timber, gold, bauxite, diamonds, tantalum, sand and gravel, clay ;
Natural Hazards

violent windstorms; flash floods

volcanism: Santa Isabel (elev. 3,007 m), which last erupted in 1923, is the country's only historically active volcano; Santa Isabel, along with two dormant volcanoes, form Bioko Island in the Gulf of Guinea Santa Isabel (elev. 3,007 m), which last erupted in 1923, is the country's only historically active volcano; Santa Isabel, along with two dormant volcanoes, form Bioko Island in the Gulf of Guinea
Current Environmental Issues

tap water is not potable; deforestation

Demographics

Nationality
Equatorial Guinean or Equatoguinean
Population
704,001 (July 2013 est.)
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The discovery and exploitation of large oil and gas reserves have contributed to dramatic economic growth, but fluctuating oil prices have produced huge swings in GDP growth in recent years. The economy is still dominated by hydrocarbon production. The government has solicited foreign investment, particularly from the United States, to diversify the economy. Undeveloped natural resources include gold, zinc, diamonds, columbite-tantalite, and other base metals. Forestry and farming are also minor components of GDP. Subsistence farming is the dominant form of livelihood. Although pre-independence Equatorial Guinea counted on cocoa production for hard currency earnings, the neglect of the rural economy ...See More under successive regimes has diminished potential for agriculture-led growth. The government has stated its intention to reinvest some oil revenue into agriculture. A number of aid programs sponsored by the World Bank and the IMF have been cut off since 1993 because of corruption and mismanagement. The government has been widely criticized for its lack of transparency and misuse of oil revenues. The government has made efforts to address this issue working towards compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in 2010. The economy recovered from the global recession in 2011-12 stimulated by higher oil prices and large investments in public infrastructure and hotels. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$19.6 billion (2012 est.); $19.21 billion (2011 est.); $18.38 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

23% of GDP (2012 est.); 27% of GDP (2011 est.); 35.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, cocoa, rice, yams, cassava (manioc), bananas, palm oil nuts; livestock; timber
Industries

petroleum, natural gas, sawmilling