Equatorial-Guinea: Africa’s richest nation ready for war

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Actually yes, I think Africa is preparing for a major war

Africa Defense Journal

Source: Pravda

EQUATO-GUINEAN OPVsEQUATO-GUINEAN OPVs courtesy Beegeagle

One of the richest countries in Africa, Equatorial Guinea, is rapidly expanding its naval power. The fleet of the 600,000-strong country will be larger than that of 160 million-strong Nigeria. Is Africa preparing for a major war?

In January of 2012, the Navy of Equatorial Guinea officially added to its ranks a 2,500-ton frigate Bata. It was built at the Bulgarian shipyards with the active participation of Ukrainian experts and became the flagship of the ever-increasing military and naval forces. Judging by a picture made in Malabo (the capital and main navy base of the country), the ship has a powerful enough weapon by the standards of the region: one 76-millimeter and two 30-mm automatic guns and two helicopters.

Until recently there were five small patrol boats, mostly of Soviet (Russian) and Israeli production. Among them, two 58-ton high-speed patrol boats Shaldag Mk II…

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