Equatorial Guinea’s attempts to join the cultural group of Portuguese speaking countries has been blocked because it has failed to meet the membership criteria. Other member countries agreed to take a firm line rather than be accused of allowing rich countries - Equatorial Guinea has a small population and extensive oil exports - to ‘buy’ membership.
Portuguese group block Equatorial Guinea’s bid to join
EQUATORIAL GUINEA has been blocked from joining the nine-members of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.
Full membership to the West African state - currently an observer at the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) - ...