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Malabo, Equatorial Guinea's capital city, West Africa
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Monte Alen National Park is one of the hidden gems of Central Africa. A protected area covering 1400 sq km, the tropical forests are home to gorillas, chimpanzees, forest ele­phants, crocodiles and many other species of wildlife.

The excellent Hotel Monte Alen (r from US$35) offers an affordable way to spend a few days seeing the rainforest up close. Situated on a jungle ridge with a sweeping view of the valley below, the rooms are beautiful and clean with running water and private baths. Meals are good but expensive, as supplies are hard to come by; it’s worthwhile bringing some food and water to avoid the high costs.
Excellent guided day treks by trained villagers cost US$10. You’ll see monkeys, a host of birdlife and butterflies, and, if you’re lucky, some larger mammals.
To get here, take a route taxi in Bata headed for Evinayong (US$6; two to three hours). They’ll drop you at the entrance to ‘EcoFac’


Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/equatorial-guinea/rio-muni/monte-alen-national-park#ixzz1r7pdvwRH

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Photo: Equatorial Guinea
Photo: Equatorial Guinea

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Centimos
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Important Items
October 12 is Independence Day

Food and Economy

Food in Daily Life. The main foods are cassava root, bananas, rice, and yams. People supplement their primarily plant-based diet through hunting and fishing. Palm wine and malamba (an alcoholic drink made from sugarcane) are both popular.
Food Customs at Ceremonial Occasions. Chicken and duck are usually served at special occasions


Read more: Culture of Equatorial Guinea - history, people, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Equatorial-Guinea.html#ixzz1r8CJDjZ6
Types of Music
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    Photo: Africando
Africando
Africando, Vol. 2: Tierra TradicionalDalla metà degli anni '90 gli Africando, fenomeno transatlantico della musica salsa, hanno reintrodotto i ritmi afro nella musica afro-cubana
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    Photo: Bembeya Jazz
Bembeya Jazz
BembeyaOne of Africa's greatest dance bands, Bembeya Jazz's signature four-guitar section still shines, crowned by the sterling lead-guitar work of Sekou Bembeya Diabaté.
African Travels
African TravelsAfrican Travels explores the irresistible grooves of the Mother Continent and their influence on modern electronic dance culture.
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Ethiopiques
Ethiopiques, vol.16: Asnaquètch Wèrqu, The Lady with the KrarThe aim of the Ethiopiques Series, directed by Françis Falceto, is to highlight two little known periods of Ethiopian modern music: the Golden Age, 1969-1975, and the revival of the contemporary scene

Economy ::Equatorial Guinea


Economy - overview:
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The discovery and exploitation of large oil and gas reserves have contributed to dramatic economic growth but fluctuating oil prices have produced huge swings in GDP growth in recent years. Forestry and farming are also minor components of GDP. Subsistence farming is the dominate form of livelihood. Although pre-independence Equatorial Guinea counted on cocoa production for hard currency earnings, the neglect of the rural economy under successive regimes has diminished potential for agriculture-led growth (the government has stated its intention to reinvest some oil revenue into agriculture). A number of aid programs sponsored by the World Bank and the IMF have been cut off since 1993 because of corruption and mismanagement. The government has been widely criticized for its lack of transparency and misuse of oil revenues; however, in 2010, under Equatorial Guinea's candidacy in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the government published oil revenue figures for the first time. Undeveloped natural resources include gold, zinc, diamonds, columbite-tantalite, and other base metals. Growth remained strong in 2008, when oil production peaked, but fell in 2009-10, as the price of oil and the production level dropped. Growth returned in 2011 stimulated by higher oil prices and large investments in public infrastructure and hotels


Álvaro Cervera

Álvaro Cervera Díaz (born 20 September 1965 in Santa Isabel, Spanish Guinea) is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a winger, and a current coach.
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Francisco Salvador Elà

Francisco Salvador Elà (born 9 May 1980 in Mongomo), known as Chupe, is an Equatoguinean football striker, who plays for the Noja in the Spanish Tercera División (Group 3). He was nicknamed "Chupe" by his father, due to he attended with his pacifier (Spanish: chupete) to all matches and the trainings of his elder brother (already retired footballer). He also holds Spanish citizenship. His younger brother Gregorio, who also is footballer, is a defender
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Climite

Equatorial Guinea has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. From June to August, Río Muni is dry and Bioko wet; from December to February, the reverse obtains. In between there is gradual transition. Rain or mist occurs daily on Annobón, where a cloudless day has never been registered. The temperature at Malabo, Bioko, ranges from 16° C to 33° C (61– 91° F ), though on the southern Moka Plateau normal high temperatures are only 21° C (70° F ). In Río Muni, the average temperature is about 27° C (80° F ). Annual rainfall varies from 193 cm (76 in) at Malabo to 1,092 cm (430 in) at Ureka, Bioko, but Río Muni is somewhat drier.


Read more: Climate - Equatorial Guinea - average, annual, temperature http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Equatorial-Guinea-CLIMATE.html#ixzz1rBSVglqU