Erroneous news on the explosion of a bomb in Equatorial Guinea

Spanish television broadcast on its evening news at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, a last-minute news item on an explosion during the match between Guinea Conakry and Ivory Coast in Malabo. Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office wishes to clarify that the news item refers to an event that occurred in Guinea Conakry, and not in Guinea Equatorial, where this match was played. There has been no incident during this match nor during any other game being played these days in the CAN 2015, which is being carried out with full normality and without any incidents.

In the evening edition of the Spanish Radio and Television, on Tuesday, January 20 2015, erroneous information was broadcast, supposedly of the last hour, on a bomb having exploded during the match of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2015) between the teams from Guinea Conakry and Ivory Coast.

Precisely, the presenter of this news program said that three deaths had occurred in the match between Guinea Conakry and Ivory Coast, and later added that the information had arrived from Equatorial Guinea.

In view of the alarm this announcement caused, Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office wishes to clarify that there has been no incident during this football match, which was played in the afternoon of Tuesday, January 20, in the New Stadium of Malabo, within the scheduled time and with total and absolute normality. The event to which it made reference took place in Guinea Conakry and not in Guinea Equatorial.

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office wants to stress that the African Cup of Nations is taking place with complete normality, within an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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