View Full Version : in light of AFCON '12 Ill give some info on the cities of EqGuinea and Gabon

Fashion Yaa
21st January 2012, 01:28 PM
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Bata, Eq Guinea

Libya v Eq Guinea

plus Zambia v Senegal

Fashion Yaa
21st January 2012, 01:37 PM
Show map Bata is a town under construction. The influx of American oil money has finally reached Rio Muni’s shores, and electricity, new roads, streetlights, a manicured (and somewhat sanitised) waterfront, and plenty of American oilmen are there to prove it. Dozens of new buildings are going up in expectation of a richer, more Westernised future. There’s still plenty of traditional Africa to be seen in Bata, including many small markets selling the usual second-hand clothes, African dresses, fruits and vegetables, fish, and, of course, plastics. Still at times the place can feel a bit like a ghost town –years of a low birth rate in Equatorial Guinea has kept the population small –but at night the streets come alive. Take a disco nap if you’re planning on hitting the nightspots, as they don’t start jumping until late. Don’t forget a stop at the snail-paced Ministro de Turismo for your requisite tourist papers (around US$50). Bomé is a popular beach, full on Sundays with oilmen and other Westerners.

SOURCE lonelyplanet.com

Fashion Yaa
23rd January 2012, 12:49 AM
Malabo, Equitoreal Guinea

Angola vs Burkina Faso

La Cote De Voire vs Sudan

I should note that Malabo is located on the island portion of EqGuinea.
History OF Malabo

The city was first founded by the British in 1827, who leased the island from Spain during the colonial period. Named Port Clarence, it was used as a naval station in the effort to suppress the slave trade. Many newly freed slaves were also settled there, prior to the establishment of Sierra Leone as a colony for freed slaves. While many of them later relocated to Sierra Leone, some of their descendants, called Fernandinos, can still be found in Malabo and the surrounding area, where they constitute a distinct ethnic group, speaking their own Afro-Portuguese pidgin dialect. When the island reverted to complete Spanish control, Malabo was renamed Santa Isabel. It was chosen to n to replace the mainland town of Bata as the capital of the country in 1969, and was renamed Malabo in 1973 as part of President Francisco Macías Nguema's campaign to replace European place names with "authentic" African ones. During his "reign of terror," Macías Nguema led a near-genocide of the country's Bubi minority, which formed the majority on Bioko Island, and brought many of his own tribespeople, the Fang, to Malabo. In the final years of his rule, when Equatorial Guinea was sometimes known as the "Auschwitz of Africa," much of the city's population fled as, indeed, did about one-third of the country's population. Malabo has yet to recover.

Fashion Yaa
23rd January 2012, 01:08 AM
DAY 3 will be in
d'Angondjé, GABON....stay tuned for info on that nation.
for now here is a gist on the flags of both nations.


The flag of Equatorial Guinea
was officially adopted on October 12, 1968. The blue triangle represents the sea, the green represents the country's farmland, and red symbolizes the country's independence. A silk cotton tree is centered on a silver shield. The six gold stars above that shield reflect the six parts of the country. The national motto "Unity, Peace, Justice " is displayed below the shield.

The flag represents Gabon's geographical position in the world. The yellow stripe through the middle of the flag represents the equator which runs through Gabon, and it also represents the sun. The color blue represents the Atlantic Ocean which laps Gabon's shores, and the color green symbolizes the country's lush vegetation and forests. Gabon Flag History: The Gabon flag was adopted on August 9, 1960, just over a week before Gabon gained its independence from France on August 17, 1960. Interesting Gabon Flag Facts: The basic design of the current national Gabon flag was first used in 1959, but
at that time the French national flag was incorporated in the upper left corner of Gabon's flag.

Fashion Yaa
23rd January 2012, 11:24 PM
The Stade d'Angondjé is a stadium in Angondjé, a suburb of Libreville in Gabon. It is referred to as Stade de l'Amitié. [1] The stadium build was expected to take 20 months and was funded by the Gabonaise and Chinese governments. It is one of four stadiums to be used for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and is expected to host the competition final. The inaugural football match played here was Gabon facing off against Brazil. Brazil won that match 2-0. The symbolic laying of the foundation stone was made by the Gabonese Sports Minister Rene Ndemezo’Obiang and the Chinese Vice Minister Fu Ziying in April 2010. This stadium was constructed by China, and built on a 30 hectare area by the Chinese company Shanghai Construction. The work was entirely funded by China while Gabon developed the site, including bringing water and electricity, and building access roads.

Fashion Yaa
24th January 2012, 02:50 PM
Apparently Bob Marley performed in Gabon and had an affair with a Princess names Pascaline<<<<<-------I believe she is a head od state now and related to Bagbo....anyway, this Pascaline would fly all over the woeld with security detail to be with Bob Marley and was present at his last days at the NYC hospital......Bob Marley not only had his wifey but a Jamaican Beauty Queen(junior gong mom) and a rich Gabon Princess with him during his last 2yrs of life.....°_°