- published: 18 Dec 2012
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Equatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa that has Spanish as an official language. However, unlike the rest of the countries that make up the VeinteMundos, Spanish is not the first/primary language for the majority of the population (although it is still spoken by an estimated 89% of the country). Guinean Spanish is characterized by a strong influence from local tribal languages as well as from Pichininglish (pidgeon/pidgin English), French, and in some cases Portuguese and German. In some places the r is guttural similar to French. In general the language spoken here has a greater resemblance to Castillian Spanish than American Spanish; for example, the use of "vosotros" as 2nd person plural. Differences can be noted between the Spanish spoken by those of different ethnic groups.
Deja de hablar de mi vida y vive la tuya, es mi vida, its my life, c ma vie.
High cash inflows from oil have funded deep structural changes in Equatorial Guinea over the past 20 years, especially in construction and basic infrastructure. However, human development and job creation are still short of the country's financial and economic potential. CCTV's Peter Wakaba reports
A ten minute documentary of the ongoing transformation taking place in Equatorial Guinea.
Equatorial Guinea has confirmed that it's hosting former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. Guinean Information Minister Eugenio Nse Obiang said this in a statement sent out to journalists. He gave no further details. Jammeh left the Gambia on Saturday night after long-drawn negotiations with West African leaders, who had threatened to remove him by force if he did not exit peacefully. Many Gambians however, feel that Jammeh should have remained at home to face trial for alleged human rights abuses.
The former President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has arrived in Equatorial Guinea, starting a new life in exile, a day after relinquishing power. Jammah was persuaded to hand over power to Adama Barrow, who defeated him in an election last month, by the regional group, ECOWAS. Jammeh went to Equatorial Guinea via Guinea... For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The oil-producing island is one of the richest and poorest countries in the world
Is corruption like a fungus, that comes back even when you try to get rid of it? Tutu Alicante considers this is not necessarily the case, but in Equatorial Guinea, corruption is a perfect example of how this problem can destroy a nation. He talks about how most people live with less than a dollar a day and the the need to fight impunity and apply the rule of law. “When I look at young people at Equatorial Guinea, and the things we were able to do right now, I cannot get discouraged.” Later he discusses the role of colonialism and dictatorships in Equatorial Guinea in the development of corruption in this country and the way we can change this situation through awareness. Alicante also comments on the meaning of justice under this context and says: “Justice means having all citizens i...
Documentary produced by Global Television about Equatorial Guinea’s recent economic and social growth and the development achieved thanks to the plan Horizon 2020, which allows the country to become the gateway to Africa. / Documental producido por Global Television sobre crecimiento económico y social de Guinea Ecuatorial durante los últimos años y los avances alcanzados con el plan de desarrollo Horizonte 2020, que permitirá al país convertirse en la puerta de entrada a África.
“You can have my $30 million dollars! But you’ll never get my MJ memorabilia!” That’s what you could say if you were Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, vice president of Equatorial Guinea, and son of the country’s ruthless dictator, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mbasogo. The princeling, who’s something like a globetrotting Kim Jong-Il to be, is being forced by the U.S. Department of Justice to give up his big fancy mansion, a $530,000 Ferrari, and $10.3 million bucks in funny money, all accumulated by money laundering and taking kickbacks from oil companies. The cash will be used to help the impoverished people of oil rich Equatorial Guinea, since neither the president nor vice president seem inclined to do that. However, it’s not like the US is going to cut off relations with a major oil supplier j...
Equatorial Guinea is a place that everybody heard of. It’s a former Spanish colony and today is one of the smallest African nations. Despite its name, Equatorial Guinea is not situated on the Equator, it’s just near it. With that in mind, let’s dive in and discover this country together. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88...
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