The Delegate Minister of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Equatorial Guinea is gradually becoming an international celebrity sought out by various international media not only for directing the country's affairs in culture and tourism, but also for her activities as a writer, model and editor in the fashion world.
This weekend, the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center has hosted the Chinese Spring Festival, inaugurated by the Delegate Minister of Culture and Tourism, Guillermina Mekuy, and the Chinese Ambassador, Zhao Hongsheng.
The Equatorial Guinean academics of the Spanish Language Academy, Agustin Nze Nfumu and Federico Edjo Ovono, presented to Vicente Ehate Tomi the memorandum of the creation of the Spanish Language Academy in Equatorial Guinea, approved by the President of the Republic.
The Equatoguinean Cultural Center and the Spanish Cultural Center organized on December 11 to 14 a Christmas Carol Competition, in which participated various choirs from different churches and some schools.
Anacleto Olo Mibuy, President of Research, Science and Technology Council of Equatorial Guinea (CICTE), in his capacity as Secretary-General of the Friends of Obiang Movement (MAO), received on Wednesday, November 20 the representative of that institution in the Republic of Cameroon, Clemente Mossa Mondjeli.
On November 27 began the new edition of this festival, each time more settled in the music scene of Malabo. During these days, Equatorial Guinean hip hop artists such as Jamin, Metrico and Negro Bey share the stage with international artists. The three centers of Malabo -Spanish, French and Equatorial Guinean- came together to celebrate the most popular festival of the year.
In the early evening of Monday, November 4, in the British capital opened the first Cultural Week of Equatorial Guinea, with the presence of the Delegate Minister of Culture and Tourism, Guillermina Mekuy, who was accompanied by the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in the UK, Mari Cruz Evuna Andeme.
The Department of Culture and Tourism of Equatorial Guinea, along with the Equatoguinean Embassy in London, United Kingdom, has organized a series of events that will permit making known the best of the Equatorial Guinean culture in the most cosmopolitan capital of Europe. The Equatorial Guinean Cultural Week is inaugurated today, November 4, at 19:00 hours.
As the closing of a seminar on cultural and company management, the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo (CCEM) proposes a cultural tourist route to visit some of the most important buildings of the city.
The delegation that attended the Annual Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva from September 23 to October 3, was headed by the Chairman of the Council of Research, Science and Technology of Equatorial Guinea (CICTE), Anacleto Olo Mibuy.
On Tuesday, October 8, the literary contest, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science, took place at the Pilar Buepoyo Integrated Center on the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the Independence of Equatorial Guinea.
Our country will show, from September 30 to October 4, all its cultural wealth and diversity in the Moroccan capital, where it has programmed exhibitions, concerts, dance performances and lectures to make itself known.
Once again Malabo became one of the international capitals of fashion with the fourth edition of the most important fashion show of designers from our country, and which was also attended by the international top model Rebecca Ayoko.
The young singer, who is currently one of the best international voices of Equatorial Guinean music, aspires to this important award sponsored by French institutions. It is the listeners themselves who decide the winner, so it is possible to support Nelida by voting on this page: http://www.prixdecouvertes.com/en/vote.
Guillermina Mekuy, Delegate Minister of Culture and Tourism issued a message of welcome to the candidates of the sixty countries that will participate in Miss World Tourism, whose final will be held in upcoming days in Malabo between September 27 and October 12.
"Rainbow, diversity and color" is the theme of the fourth edition of the Malabo International Fashion Week, organized by the magazine Ewaiso, which this year has established itself as a special tribute to Nelson Mandela, describing him as the father of African fashion.
Last Thursday began this festival at the Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo (CCEM), with the presentation of the fifteen selected participants and the great concert of the artists Desmali, Betty Akna and Nelida Karr. In this project the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center (CCEG) and the CCEM will come together once again for the training and promoting of Equatorial Guinean artists.
The population of the city of Cogo has held this weekend the festivities for its patron saint, Our Lady of Carmel (July 16), with the attendance of several guests from the Republic of Gabon, the city of Añisok, Cabo San Juan, Corisco, Mbini, and the inhabitants of this town, which is in the province of Litoral.
The short film "Lampara", directed by Malabo director Ruben Monsuy, was the winner of Ceiba Awards, endowed with 500,000 CFA francs, for best national audiovisual production. "El destino de Juana y Luisa" by Eulogio Bang, won the Audience Award, worth 200,000 CFA francs.
The three cultural centers in Malabo are preparing for June 21 and 22 a big show of music, life and Bantu mythology to celebrate the great interdisciplinary music festival 2013, organized by actor, choreographer and percussionist Gorsy Edu.
The singer Angel Custodio has been, for some weeks now, the host of the new TVGE program "Tengo un sueño" ("I have a dream"). A new and interesting space of a social nature that shows us the lives of some people with disabilities, and reminds us of something that none of us should forget: that a disability does not make anyone unable.
The Spanish Cultural Centers in Equatorial Guinea (Malabo and Bata) and the Motion Picture Association of Equatorial Guinea (ACIGE), in collaboration with various local and international institutions such as Casa Africa, UNICEF and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Equatorial Guinea, announced the 2nd South-South Itinerant Film Festival of Equatorial Guinea (FECIGE), the annual event of the audiovisual sector in the country.
Next weekend our elders will speak on the stage of Malabo's theater in the play "Dale Recuerdos", which will premiere on Saturday at the Cultural Institute of French Expression (ICEF) and Sunday at the Guinean Cultural Center. A play, starring elders of all ethnicities, which offers a show based on the message of experience, culture and wisdom. You can't miss it.
The Embassy of Spain in Equatorial Guinea is preparing a special tribute to the great Equatorial Guinean Hispanist and Africanist sculptor. The event will take place on June 7 at the diplomatic offices.
The young director Antonio Grunfeld Rius is the author of this interesting audiovisual work that shows, in the field, the problem of the disappearance of unique animal species in Equatorial Guinea. The documentary, currently projected at numerous schools in the country, can also be seen on the internet.
She is one of the best artists on the Equatorial Guinean music scene, who just surprised us all with the presentation of her new album, "Lembo La Mbôka Ame", in which she debuts as composer of most of the songs.
After several days of exhibits, the stands at the fair, whose main venue was the campus of the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE), closed their doors after significant participation of exhibitors and visitors.
The National Library, the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center and the UNGE joined forces to commemorate this day with several events: a Book Fair, which will run until next Friday, conferences and the message of the Director-General of Books.
The President of the Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Equatorial Guinea (CICTE), Anacleto Olo Mibuy, met on Wednesday with the artist to address the creation of a National School of Fine Arts.
The Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo (CCEM) celebrates this day with a month of national and international performances and parallel activities, such as a theater workshop and a conference on the bridges between Latin American and Equatorial Guinea drama.
The exhibit "Modulations" is an interesting review of the work of the timeless Equatorial Guinean artist, which opened on the anniversary of the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo (CCEM) and can be seen until later this month.
The rap group from Bata won on Saturday, March 2, in the final of the Easy Music Festival, a contest that the Spanish Cultural Center in Bata (CCEB) launched on September to boost the career of young singers or bands in the city.
The main objective of the club is to promote reading. The presentation ceremony of the association was presided over by the Delegate Minister of the Department of Culture and Tourism, Guillermina Mekuy Mba.
The group "Las Semillitas" from the Ekuku neighborhood, in the children's category and "Las Kisiritas" of Nfefe-Esala, in the adults, have renewed their title and for the second consecutive year, by obtaining the first prize in the contest organized annually by the Spanish Cultural Center in Bata.
The Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center of Malabo hosts these days the exhibit of musical instruments from the collection of Isabela de Aranzadi. The exhibit offers a selection of interesting musical objects used for centuries in the traditional music of our country.
The funeral in honor of the international artist and sculptor, who died on November 12, began on Saturday in Malabo with the arrival of the President of the Republic and the First Lady of the nation to the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center, where the coffin with the body of the deceased was lying in state.
In an audience with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Agapito Mba Mokuy, the Ambassador of Spain, Manuel Gomez-Acebo, has conveyed to the Government of Equatorial Guinea his country's sentiment of condolences over the death of the great sculptor. For the same reason, the Embassy also sent a message to the President, which we attach to this news article.
During November 14 to 18, the 6th International Hip Hop Festival will take place in Malabo, organized by the Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo, the ICEF French Institute and, for the first time, the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center. Artists such as Frank T, S. Petit Nico, Black Bey, Yuma and AdjoGuening will join the best Malabo rappers in this edition.
From October 22 to 27, the French Institute of Malabo organized the third edition of the Festival "Los golpes de teatro en Malabo", in partnership with the Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo and the Culture Center of Rebola.
On Friday afternoon, October 26, the center's auditorium witnessed the performance of Luis Alberto Llaneza, musicologist of the University of Oviedo (Spain) and pianist Eduardo Frias. Both musicians are conducting a tour in Equatorial Guinea and have also performed in the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo.
Lyrical singing is a musical style that is not very known in Equatorial Guinea. In order for Equatorial Guineans to discover it, the Spanish cultural centers in Malabo and Bata have scheduled a series of concerts around the country.
The Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo has published the book "Los mares de Guinea Ecuatorial: nueva prosa y poesía africana" [The Seas of Equatorial Guinea: New African Prose and Poetry], which collects texts of the winners of the "October 12" Literary Contest.
The Spanish Cultural Center in Bata held the Fang Culture Week from September 19 to 22, with a series of activities to promote and raise awareness on the richness of the cultural manifestations of the Fang ethnic group.
The film "Where The Road Runs Out" is produced by the Dutch Film Firenze, directed by Rudolf Buitendach ("Dark Hearts") and starring actor Isaach De Bankole Ivorian ("Casino Royale", "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly").
The Africa House, the meeting and exhibit center of the different African countries that are participating in the Olympic Games, was the scenario of the celebration of the festival of August 3 Freedom Coup, in the city of London.
The tour took place on the morning of Thursday, July 19, and was headed by the Secretary General of the International Exhibitions Bureau, the Spaniard Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, who was accompanied by other committee members of the exhibit.
"The Bookstore of Bata" was officially opened on June 27 at 19 h. at an event open to the public which took place in the cultural center, with the presence of Anacleto Olo, Presidential Adviser on Culture, and Miguel Mahiques, Consul General of Spain in Bata.
The 8th Akong Tournament finalizes in the Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo. Within its cultural agenda, the center has organized, from June 6 to 27 these interesting cultural and indigenous games of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Cameroon.
The holidays have arrived at the schools in Malabo and across the country. As in other schools, the CANIGE also dismissed their students with a very special party. The reporters of www.guineaecuatorialpress.com were there to witness the fact.
This first meeting took place in the conference room of the National Library. At the meeting they addressed several issues of interest, such as the functioning of the General Directorate and copyrights.
Once again this year, on May 25 Africa Day took place, which commemorates the birth of the Organization of African Unity (now the African Union, AU), an event that took place in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This celebration honors the founding fathers of postcolonial Africa, such as Patricio Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Julios Nyerere, Sekou Toure, Ben Bella, Haile Selassie and many others who are remembered as illustrious sons of this continent.
The short film "María Adá" directed by a young Ruben Monsuy, from Malabo, was the winner of the Ceiba Award for best national audiovisual production, worth 500,000 CFA francs. The result of the contest was announced last week at the closing ceremony of the South-to-South Traveling Film Festival of Equatorial Guinea (FECIGE), which took place in the Spanish Cultural Center in Bata.
The night of the second gala of Malabo fashion was devoted to the best fashion designers of our continent. Models for designers from Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Uganda and Burkina Faso performed in the fashion show.
Next April 17 will begin at the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo the South to South Touring Film Festival. Until April 26, African and Latin American films will be screened in Malabo, Ela Nguema, Sampaka, Rebola and Bata.
The third edition of the Malabo International Fashion Week, to be held between April 12 and 15, will have the theme "Transformation". The director of the event reveals the secrets of this new great appointment with fashion.
The Director-General of Culture, Rufino Ndong Esono Nchama, at the invitation of the board of the private school Ewaiso Ipola in Malabo, introduced last week a conference on cultural values of the Fang people.
The Spanish Cultural Center in Malabo has joined for the first time the celebration of this day, created in 1961 by the International Theater Institute (ITI), and has done so for three days with performances by the groups Bocamandja, A.M.E.A. and the children's show "Rijole does not want to read".
"From the kitchens of Equatorial Guinea" is the photographic show that can be seen these days in the Spanish Cultural Center of Malabo: an excellent collection of recipes of the country photographed with great quality and compiled in a calendar.
On Friday, Constancia Mangue, as Honorary President of the Association for National Solidarity of the Disabled, gave 500,000 CFA francs to the artist Moises Abaga Nguema, to cover layout, production and publication costs of his new album.
The Malabo International Fashion Week will take place from April 12 to 15 in the city of Malabo. The event is organized by the magazine Ewaiso and enjoys the patronage of the First Lady's Office, Constancia Mangue de Obiang.