The Mexican scientist was one of the winners in the first edition of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize in 2012 for her research on trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease that affects millions of people worldwide. The prize supported the progress of her work: "I am honored to have received this award from the Government of Equatorial Guinea, in support of our research on health problems and it has been a great encouragement to my work team," she says in this interview with www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.
The first international film shot in Equatorial Guinea, "Where the road runs out" (Al final de la carretera), won two awards in the San Diego Film Festival 2014 (USA). The participating Equatorial Guinean team acquired significant experience in working on the film.
The national film awards, the Ceiba Awards, 2014 edition, were delivered on September 28 during the closing ceremony of the 3rd South-to-South Travelling Film Festival of Equatorial Guinea (FECIGE). "Sólo una vez" (Only Once) is the title of the award-winning short film and the winners for Best Performance went to Gaviota C. Afang and Tito Lucio Nsue Nsue.
From September 22 to 28, the island of Bioko and the city of Bata welcome the new edition of the South to South Traveling Film Festival of Equatorial Guinea (FECIGE). This event aims to be a meeting between African and Latin American cinema. In its varied programming, in addition to the showing of films, various activities, workshops and round table discussions are offered.
The festival takes place on Thursday, September 4-6 in the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center and is supported by the versatile artist Piruchi Apo. The festival is attended by children under fourteen years of age of all nationalities living in Equatorial Guinea, with the aim to show the public her artistic talent.
This artistic and cultural tour, sponsored by the Obiang Nguema Mbasogo-Amilcar Cabral (FONMAC) Foundation, to publicize their work, brings together artists such as the National Ceiba Ballet, Piruchi Apo, Pili La Peligrosa and Tito Bolabote.
In addition to having become the vital center of national and international companies and institutions, the new area of Equatorial Guinea's capital can claim to be a huge gallery of the most striking contemporary architecture. There are numerous projects that remain open in the unstoppable development in our city.
On Wednesday night, August 6, the Chinese Embassy in Malabo said farewell to the new students who will soon leave the country to study in different universities in the Asian giant. Ambassador Zhao Hongsheng advised the students to seize this opportunity to pursue their studies and get to know the development experienced by the People's Republic of China.
The Secretary of State for Culture and Tourism, Jose Antonio Esono Abeso Mequina, received on the morning of Tuesday, August 5, at his office in the ministry headquarters Pedro Duarte Meira, the head of the company that promotes tourism of the Lusophone area.
The Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center of Malabo is the cultural home of our country. During the visit to its installations, www.guineaecuatorialpress.com spoke with the general coordinator, Emiliana Afubu Nseng Ondo, who informed us about their activities and functioning.
After the success of her exhibits in the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center and at the African Union Summit, the work of this self-taught artist has surprised all who have seen it. "My creations are the result of longing for my country," she tells us in her meeting with www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.
The director of the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center for French Expression of Bata (CCGEFB), Laureano Owono Mba, representing the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, provided a significant donation to the designer Mito to promote his fashion collection.
The director of the Guinean Cultural Center of French Expression (CCGEF), Laureano Owono Mba, held this Tuesday, July 8, a coordination meeting with the staff of the cultural institution, in one of the rooms of its headquarters in Bata.
As the culmination of the Spanish Food week in Malabo, the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain organized a Tapas Route in four hotels in the Equatorial Guinean capital. In the end, Magno Suites was the winner of this delicious offer.
The meeting room of the Hotel Sofitel Sipopo in Malabo has become these days the focus of Spanish gastronomy for Central Africa, with a tempting display of products. The event was organized by the Economic and Commercial Office of Spain in Malabo. Gregorio Boho Camo, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Bioko, was one of many Equatorial Guineans who visited the exhibition.
The Deputy Director General of Culture and Tourism for the Continental Region, Aurelio Martin Obiang Nchama, led and participated in this week dedicated to cultural diversity, held on the Bata Seafront, between May 28 and 31.
During the week of June 8 to 14 the first Week of Spanish Food in Central Africa will take place in Malabo. It will be attended by the prestigious cook, a Michelin star, Xosé Torres Cannas, who will give a workshop on Spanish cuisine at the Hotel Sofitel Le Golf Sipopo.
Rufino Ndong Esono Nchama, in his capacity as Vice President of the Obiang Nguema Mbasogo-Amilcar Cabral Foundation (FONMAC) met on Monday, May 12, with the artists that will accompany the international exhibitions on political and socio-cultural journey of these two eminent African personalities during the tour that will start soon.
Music, films and entertainment is what the Cultural Institute of French Expression (ICEF) is offering the public of Malabo in the upcoming days of April 9 to 11. In addition to experiencing the great performance of the French-Congolese singer Na Biso in his regional tour, performances of young Equatoguinean singers can also be enjoyed.
The Secretary-General of the PDGE, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, led the selection process for the new students traveling to the country, thanks to grants collected through the party, the UNGE and the Russian Government.
In the last week of March the 44th Anniversary of the International Francophone Day was held, commemorated every March 20. On this occasion, the Equatorial Guinean Cultural Center for French Expression of the continental capital prepared very special activities for it.
The Delegate Minister of Culture and Tourism, Guillermina Mekuy Mba, visited on Friday, March 28, the works of the new Presidential Library and Museum of Mongomo. She also inspected the Vocational School of Hospitality, Tourism, Arts and Trades of this city.
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.