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The electoral campaigning began on Friday with the vitality of nation that is growing by leaps and bounds. The general elections for the House of Representatives, the Senate and Municipal Councilors will bring Equatorial Guineans to the polls on May 26 in record numbers. With hallmarks of a statesman and visionary, His Excellency, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo addressed the nation this week and said, "I appeal to our countrymen that during the campaign there be civility, patriotism, citizenship, and responsibility". "Properly understood, we hope that this Electoral Campaign is a noble political game that does not support fighting against opponents, but rather a campaign that allows for the competition of ideas and aids to facilitate the consideration of the People of Equatorial Guinea in proselytizing, for a genuine democratic process that provides to our country... (more)

Equatorial Guinea Holds The Oar For World AIDS Day

As the Republic of Equatorial Guinea successfully convened the National Community Leadership Conference this week in Malabo and has developed into a meeting place for Africans and African-Americans, their diverse constituencies are drawn by a single impediment to growth. “HIV/AIDS is continually having an effect on development in both continents. Often, Mayors are the first responders in finding services for the HIV positive population and to keep people HIV negative”, Victor Mooney said. Mr. Mooney is executive director of US based South African Arts International and long-time... (more)

USA & Equatorial Guinea Celebrate #44

Hurricane Sandy, the devastating storm that cause havoc in the Northeast came with a silver lining. In the wake of this catastrophe, which some equated to global warming saw a nation coming together across racial, political, social and religious differences. As the world witness the re-election of President Barack Obama, the nation's 44th president, Tuesday night, beating back Republican suggestions from rival Mitt Romney that the nation demanded a change inherits a nation that still has hope. With the Hurricane Sandy, many scheduled commemorations and activities were postponed,... (more)

Equatorial Guinea Saluted in New York City

With the beautiful ambiance overlooking the East River, the United Nations played host for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea forty-fourth Anniversary marking their Independence from Spain. Diplomats from United Nations member states, Observer Status Missions and Representatives of Non-Governmental Agencies were on hand to mark this occasion. In an unprecedented accolade bestowed to The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, The City of New York’s, Borough President of Brooklyn, The Honorable Marty Markowitz and Bronx Borough President, The Honorable Ruben Diaz, Jr. proclaimed “Equatoria... (more)

A Cardinal Blessing in Brazil

At Catedral de Sao Paulo on Sunday, Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, blessed AIDS activist Victor Mooney of Queens, New York for his fourth bid to row across the Atlantic Ocean later this year for an AIDS-free generation. Mr. Mooney arrived in Brazil on Saturday and is overseeing the logistics for shipping his new custom made row boat christened "the Spirit of Malabo" to New York. "There was a special aura around this holy man", said Mooney. Mr. Mooney also took time to distribute rosaries collected from dioceses in the United States for parishioners. In 2004, Pope John Paul II ble... (more)