5 surprising facts about Equatorial Guinea
10 March 2021 | 11:00 am
The deadly blasts that rocked Equatorial Guinea have shone a spotlight on a country that rarely makes the news. Here are five things you might not have known about the Central African nation.
5 Apr 2021
How Christian is Germany? Judging by a sharp decline in church attendance, not very. But a look at tax revenue, board memberships and land holdings suggest that its two biggest churches still have a wealth of influence.
30 Jun 2021
Cannabis itself remains illegal in France, but in recent months its "wellness" derivative, CBD, has become something of a green Eldorado. So where exactly is the line between therapeutic, medical and recreational use? We take a closer look. And to find out more about the use of cannabis for medical purposes, we speak to hospital psychiatrist Nicolas Authier. In March 2021, with the health minister by his side, he signed the country's first ever cannabis prescription as part of a limited, nationwide trial.
27 Jul 2021
The London embassy will close after the UK sanctioned the son of Equatorial Guinea's president last week. Britain has barred the president's son from entry and frozen his assets.
3 Oct 2021
What shifts led to the SPD win? Who turned up to vote where, and why? The demographic breakdown of the election in graphs.
2 Jan 2022
There is a lot of information out there about the pandemic, COVID-19 and the virus that causes it, but also a lot of mis- and disinformation. To tell one from the other, it helps to understand how science works.
17 Jan 2022
Reigning champions Algeria are in danger of an early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations after a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of outsiders Equatorial Guinea in Douala on Sunday. Esteban Obiang's 70th-minute goal gave Equatorial Guinea the victory and brought Algeria's 35-game unbeaten record crashing to an end.
27 Jan 2022
The Pharaohs of Egypt claimed the enormous scalp of the Ivory Coast as they won their last 16 clash on spot kicks 5-4 in Douala on Wednesday evening. Eric Bailly missed the crucial spot kick for the Elephants while star man, Mohamed Salah converted to send his team through. The second game was almost a carbon-copy with no goals scored over 120 minutes between Mali and Equatorial Guinea. But it was the Northern Thunder who won 6-5 on penalties after Mali's, Falaye Sacko had his effort saved.
31 Jan 2022
Egypt came back from a Sofiane Boufal penalty to claim a 2-1 victory over Morocco in their quarter final match on Sunday. Mohamed Salah equalised for the Pharao's before setting up Trézéguet in extra time to knock out the Atlas Lions. In the other game, Senegal's Sadio Mané returned to set up Famara Diedhiou for their opener only for Equatorial Guinea to respond through Jannick Buyla. But Cheikhou Kouyaté & Ismaïla Sarr made sure of the 3-1 win for the Lions of Teranga.
27 Jul 2022
The dispute over millions of tons of grain stuck in Ukraine could finally be over after the country reached an agreement with Russia to resume exports. What does that mean for the world?
4 Oct 2022
Germany has thousands of mosques, most of them tucked away in backyards or industrial parks. On Open Mosque Day, they open their doors to the public.
3 Dec 2022
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was re-elected president of Equatorial Guinea for his sixth term with 95% of the vote.
Voters in Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation are heading to the polls on Feb. 25 to elect a new president and lawmakers amid growing frustration over unprecedented insecurity, industrial-scale oil theft and surging inflation.
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Gabriella Bankova went on a hunger strike in the Bulgarian capital to be able to officially change her gender. Activists say the country is lagging when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights.
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Users are spending more time online. Among children, social media consumption has skyrocketed compared to pre-pandemic levels. In the US, tech giants are on trial for endangering minors with addictive platforms.
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The UN put an end to its political mission in Sudan as demanded by the Khartoum government. Sudan has seen months of conflict between two rival generals.
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Though slow, research into treating AIDS has been producing ever more effective drugs.
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South Africa is home to Africa's largest Jewish community. The ongoing violence in the Middle East has left its mark, with Jewish citizens now more cautious when they leave their homes.
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In this Science segment, we examine a call by more than 20 countries at the COP28 summit for the tripling of world nuclear energy capacity, this in a bid to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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