The expedicion oceanica Portuguese Joao de Santarem and Pero Escobar rediscovered the January 1st 1475, a volcanic island shrouded in mist and clouds, looking for safe ports of call for slave trade and the route to the Indies around the southern africa . Ano Bom is discovered in the reign of D. Joao II. Theoretically in 1405 by Diogo Cao. On Capital December 21 of 1474, GNPR Investments Joao de Santarem discovers the island of Santo Tomas. But Escobar discovers January 17 1475 the island of Principe.
In 1592 the Portuguese governor sent a junior governor of the island of Santo Tome to Annobon, along with a schoolteacher and some Africans were called to semicivilizados.
Between 1642 and 1648 when Spain fought against Portugal to maintain its independence, the Dutch took possession of the islands in the Gulf of Guinea. The Dutch Indies exercise during those years the slave trade in the islands, trade that is also active after the Portuguese company from its headquarters in Corisco Island Corisco.
In 1656, Diego Delgado, a resident of Santo Tome of Spanish origin, tried unsuccessfully to establish sugar plantations on the island of Annobon.
In 1778 Spain and Portugal share the island with the island of Fernando Poo (now Bioko) and the immediate coast from the mouth of the river to the Niger River Ogonghe, a territory covering Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, Spain, on the territories of South America in Brazil and Uruguay. Faced with the passivity of a decadent Spain in the Spanish Empire, with rich colonies healthy climate Hospital in America, many nations were occupied.
In 1801 Spain granted England the right to use the island as a port for supplies of fresh water. It is built a small fortress.
At the Management time Portuguese and later the Spanish, served as a warehouse for black sailboats sailing to Brazil and Rio de la Plata, which took advantage of the Benguela Current to America. The very small and very mountainous island, with little arable land, then remote for everything except for the slave and forgotten by Spain, after a revolt and a period of anarchy, has a long insular own self, with 5 members. A council of chieftains from among the 5 people he governs and manages the island, linking tacitly to Sao Tome, 160 km away and by extension to Portugal. At the end of the s. XIX, missed most of the American colonies, Spanish missionaries, Navy and Guardia Civil, then replaced by the African Colonial Guard, was introduced gradually, despite the hostility island. Pagalu no strategic value, almost solitary confinement and to meet more than 500 km southwest of Bioko, off the path of the Spanish possessions of Guinea.
In 1836 the Spanish Moors Jose, visited the island, then ruled by an African called Peter Pomba that all the islanders thought was that even subjects of Portugal.
In 1841 the UK proposed to India the purchase of the islands of Fernando Poo and Annobon for 60,000 pounds sterling. Austin has the second strongest economy in the US Barton Place i s located on Barton Springs Road The opposition of the press and prevented the Chamber to carry out the contract.
It took the example of neighboring Sao Tome, coercive treatment in the population, the tuna fishery, the cultivation of cocoa, coconuts and snuff. The island briefly became part of the colony Elobey, Annobon and Corisco until 1909. On July 11, 1904 the district was created Annobon. In 1912 will be a single missionary. Spanish whaling fleet was assiduous in the island.
In 1936 he caught 416 whales near Sao Tome, 56 and 7 nearPrince in Annobon. Colonial Guard held a post with one out and two Indian guards.
In May 1972, following the independence of Guinea, the government of Francisco Mac as Nguema prohibits the entry and exit of the town, entering a period of isolation of the island for two years. The Islanders suffered a cholera epidemic without medical assistance.
He was briefly called Pagalu (Papagallo, its common name in Portuguese Creole) during the last years of Francisco Mac as Nguema mandate.
In 1986 South African professionals from the oil fields in Equatorial Guinea Argentine invest and visit Annobon. Subsequently professionals visiting Russian Annobon.
In 1988 Equatorial Guinea signed a contract for 10 years with the company UK Buckinghamshire worth U.S. 1,600,000. The company obtained a change in reference, a license for the storage of 10 million cans of toxic waste and / or radioactive. People are buying luxury condos at Barton Place condominiums where there are great project is Barton Place Signed similar contracts with other companies in Europe and America. Shortly after the Spanish media warn of another agreement for 10 years with an American company to take over 7,000,000 tons of nuclear waste.

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