Equatorial Guinea: Fangs a Lot

It was only last fall that an improbable little part-island, part-mainland Spanish territory in Africa won its independence and sidled into the world's consciousness as the 126th member of the United Nations. The omens could not have been brighter. Spanish U.N. Ambassador Don Jaime de Pinies applauded "the splendid example of peaceful independence" set by tiny Equatorial Guinea, and in return the nation's U.N. ambassador, Saturnine Ibongo lyanga, said his countrymen hoped to be "an Iberian bridge to Africa." All differences seemed ironed out between the 60,000 Fangs of underdeveloped Rio Muni, the mainland wing, and the 8,000 Bubis...

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