Tensions are running high between the vice-president of Equatorial Guinea and European leaders over a corruption case involving ill-gotten gains. But the affair has also turned into useful ammunition for Malabo against Teodorin Obiang Nguema as next year's general election looms.
Constancia Mangue Nsue Obiang has urged Equatorial Guinea's foreign minister to take action to prevent the extradition of Candido Nsue Okomo, the former GEPetrol boss and the main defendant in Spain in the so-called Villarejo affair.
Feeling increasingly vulnerable in Dubai, the former chairman of Equatorial Guinea's national oil company has fled the United Arab Emirates.
The Equatorial Guinean president has yet to respond to a request for accreditation from the EU's new ambassador to Malabo as European states close their embassies in the country one after the other. Only France and Spain have resisted the pressure and kept their representation there.
A Madrid court has locked into another tug-of-war with Malabo to force the nephew of the current vice-president to testify in Europe.
The former Equatorial Guinean minister is not likely to be free of his legal problems any time soon. He has been put under house arrest in Dubai and the Spanish authorities are continuing to do their utmost to question him about the Villarejo affair.
An Equatorial Guinean Ministry of Defence delegation was given a grand ceremonial welcome by the organisers of the Aero India 2021 aerospace and defence exhibition, which opened in Bangalore on 3 February.
The legal action taken against the first lady's brother in Dubai has torn apart President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's family but also further weakened the opposition to the Equatorial Guinean regime. This is how it all happened.
The subject of a Spanish arrest warrant, the ex-minister Candido Nsue Okomo has been rescued by his sister, who is also the wife of the Equatorial Guinean president.
Malabo is being very creative in its efforts to get hold of the country's largest oil field, which the American major ExxonMobil is very keen to ditch.
A friend of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, the late American wealth manager, who was under investigation for sexual trafficking when he died in August 2019, also had regular dealings with Equatorial Guinean vice president Teodorin Obiang Nguema.
A plan to build a new modular refinery, which is due to come into operation in 2022-2023, threatens to put an end to Total's virtual monopoly on Equatorial Guinea's petroleum products business.
Having largely provoked the latest changes to the cabinet line-up, President Tedodoro Obiang Nguema's favourite child and presumed successor failed to persuade his father to go with his choices.
If they oppose the vice president's bid for his father's "throne", even Obiang family members are pressured into finding other ways of occupying themselves...far from Equatorial Guinea.
The reappointment of Obama Asue as prime minister following the resignation of the government is a new demonstration of the growing power of vice president and president in waiting Obiang Nguema.
As the strength of family patriarch Teodoro Obiang Nguema wanes, his wife Constancia is setting up the political mechanisms which will enable their son Teodorin to take his place as president.
Equatorial Guinea's minister of mines, industry and energy Gabriel Obiang Lima is finding it hard to secure takers for the 25 new offshore blocks as oil firms loose trust in the stability of the regime.
Appointed head of the state-owned oil firm in 2015 Antonio Engonga Oburu Ondo, aka Tony Oburu, suddenly quit his post [...]
The oil minister and son of the president is having to put up with members of his mother-in-law's clan as she works to promote her own son, Teodoro.