AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Teodoro Nguema Obiang

image

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Obiang’s son offers Equatorial Guinea’s national team a bonus of $6,7m if they beat Spain in friendly

We’re beginning to think the higher-ups at the Spanish FA didn’t really prepare themselves for what they were getting themselves into when they decided to schedule–at short notice–a meaningless friendly football match for La Roja against a group of mostly Brazilian professionals (sorry Equatorial Guinea’s national team) in Malabo. When the announcement was first made

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Obiang Who?

Amidst the worst economic and social crisis Spain can remember, there is an iconic institution living its most glorious days. The Spanish national football team, commonly remembered in the past for sour losses and unforgettable mistakes, has...

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Football and Dictatorships

World and European champions Spain will play Equatorial Guinea in a friendly in Malabo on November 16th. We can only speculate as to why Spain is playing this match. There’s of course history: Spain once colonized Equatorial...

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Of Football Underdogs and Politricks

The knockout phase of the Cup of Nations started this weekend and by next Sunday we’ll have a new champion. Events in Port Said, along with the Zimbabwean match-fixing scandal have made it a dreadful week for...

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The Emperor Needs New Clothes

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, posing here with President Barack Obama and their respective wives, has been Life President of Equatorial Guinea for 32 years. He is facing increasing pressure both at home and abroad. To counter this...

Page 1 of 2 1 2