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Equatorial Guinea

República de Guinea Ecuatorial
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

HISTORY. Equatorial Guinea was a Spanish colony (Territorios Españoles del Golfo de Guinea) until 1 April 1960. The territory was then divided into two Spanish provinces with a status comparable to the metropolitan provinces until 20 Dec. 1963, when they were re-joined as an autonomous Equatorial Region. It became an independent Republic on 12 Oct. 1968 as a federation of the two provinces, and a unitary state was established on 4 Aug. 1973. The first President, Francisco Macias Nguema, was declared President-for-Life on 14 July 1972, but was overthrown by a military coup on 3 Aug. 1979. A Supreme Military Council then created was the sole political body until constitutional rule was resumed on 12 Oct. 1982.

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Further Reading

  1. Fegley, R., Equatorial Guinea, an African Tragedy. New York, 1989.—Equatorial Guinea: [Bibliography]. Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1991Google Scholar
  2. Liniger-Goumaz, M., Guinea Ecuatorial: Bibliografía General, vols 1–7. Geneva, 1974–91.—Historical Dictionary of Equatorial Guinea. 2nd ed. Metuchen (NJ), 1988.—Small Is Not Always Beautiful: the Story of Equatorial Guinea. London, 1988Google Scholar
  3. Molino, A. M. del, La Ciudad de Clarence. Madrid, 1994Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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  • Brian Hunter

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