Territory in west central Africa, ruled since 1991 by the República de Guinea Ecuatorial


Equatorial Guinea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country located in Middle Africa. It has two parts: a Continental Region (Río Muni), including several small offshore islands including Corisco, Elobey Grande and Elobey Chico; and an insular region containing Annobón island and Bioko island (formerly Fernando Po) where the capital Malabo is situated. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Equatorial Guinea | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 8, Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 7
"President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo reshuffled his cabinet in April 2015. While he said the changes were meant to punish corrupt behavior and ensure implementation of austerity measures amid low oil prices, the move was seen by some observers as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the threat of a palace coup. Obiang promoted his eldest son, Teodoro 'Teodorín' Nguema Obiang Mangue, to colonel in the army in August, adding to suspicions that Teodorín was being groomed to succeed his father."