See also:
» 11.02.2011 - Equatorial Guinea prohibits Egypt revolt reports
» 30.11.2009 - Preliminary results show Obiang in landslide victory
» 29.10.2009 - Embezzlement case against Africa trio overturned
» 03.05.2006 - The most censored countries: Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Eritrea
» 14.06.2005 - Equatorial Guinea police seize opposition newspaper
» 01.07.2004 - Sports reporters persecuted in Equatorial Guinea
» 05.11.2003 - News agency reporter arrested in Malabo
» 21.10.2003 - SA, Benin best, Eritrea worst on press freedom

China wholesale online through

Houlihan's coupons

Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares

Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike

Equatorial Guinea
Media | Politics

Correspondent released from Equatoguinean jail

afrol News, 12 November - Journalist and correspondent Rodrigo Angue Nguema was released yesterday evening after spending eight days in police custody in Equatorial Guinea's capital, Malabo. He had reported on alleged coup plans.

Independent journalist Angue works as a correspondent for the wire service Agence France-Presse (AFP), the African agency PANA, as well as several other foreign news organisations. He is more or less the only independent journalists working in the country altogether.

Police arrested Mr Angue at his home on 3 November, after an article he wrote for AFP detailed rumours of an attempted military coup in Equatorial Guinea. Government officials said that the journalist was detained for questioning about the rumours.

The Equatoguinean Prime Minister "has asked the Prosecutor-General to look into the origin of the rumour about a coup attempt," Presidential Foreign Affairs adviser Miguel Oyono had told AFP last week. "So far, the only source we have for it is this journalist," he added at that stage.

Although finally freed from Malabo's main police station, Mr Angue is still being monitored by the authorities. According to his colleagues at AFP, he fears that the government could pursue legal action against him. Mr Angue remains under legal investigation, his lawyer told Reporters sans Frontières (RSF).

Equatorial Guinea has one of the most repressive media environments in Africa. The state press is dominated by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and his ruling Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea. Private publications appear irregularly, and independent journalists are frequently harassed.

Last year, in spite of having proper accreditation, MR Angue was twice barred from covering the controversial trial of 144 opposition supporters who had been charged with conspiracy to overthrow the government, according to information gathered by the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

- We welcome Rodrigo Angue Nguema's release from detention, but he should never have been arrested in the first place, said CPJ Executive Director Ann Cooper in a statement issued today. "We call on the authorities in Equatorial Guinea to ensure that journalists are never imprisoned for their work."

Coup rumours are a frequent event in this small Central African dictatorship. Normally, however, they are spread by the Obiang government and serve forthcoming political purges. Local media would never dear to spread coup rumours - or any other rumours - that have not been authorised by the government.

- Create an e-mail alert for Equatorial Guinea news
- Create an e-mail alert for Media news
- Create an e-mail alert for Politics news

    Printable version

On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.

front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at