Malabo - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

There is still a way to go with gender equality: I've heard that a local man beat his wife for "talking back and not making supper."  He was interviewed on the television shows as a positive role model. - Jul 2020

Equatoguineans seem to not like having Africans from neighboring countries around; they get harassed by the police and have a very hard time obtaining and renewing their residency. Women feel that they need their husband's permission to travel outside of the country and men often have children with multiple women. - Aug 2017

Most problems arise for foreign Africans, not Americans. The local people do not like foreigners, and will often stop cars to check for proper documentation to be in the country (diplomatic cars rarely get stopped) and harass foreigners looking for bribes. Women (especially white women) should expect to get cat-called in the street, supermarket, etc. - Sep 2014

I don’t know about problems with race or religion. Like many places in Africa, tribal loyalties do have influence. I believe immigrants from other African countries do face some degree of discrimination and hassling, though much of that is probably from the government and not from individuals. - Jun 2012

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