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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
March 5, 2004

Summary report by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights detailing the extent to which Equatorial Guinea has adhered to its commitments to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

J Cano, P J Berzosa, J Roche, J M Rubio, E Moyano, A Guerra-Neira, H Brochero, M Mico, M Edu, and A Benito
March 7, 2004

The current study was performed on the Bioko Island (Equatorial Guinea) with the aim of establishing a rapid assessment technique for mapping malaria risk and measuring vector densities. Human bait collection, tent traps, light traps, indoor resting collection, and window exit traps were used to collect Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Anopheles funestus, the two anopheline species involved in malaria transmission in this island. Capture data were used to compare differences in the behavior and vectorial capacity of An. gambiae s.s. and An. funestus. Differences in the two species of mosquitoes were found in relation to the season and trapping methods used. Entomological inoculation rates (EIR) for Plasmodium falciparum were calculated using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test with individual anopheline mosquitoes from human bait collections in two villages during the dry and rainy seasons. P. falciparum sporozoites were detected from both dissected heads/thorax and abdomens of both species.

United Nations Human Rights Committee: Benito A; Roche J; Molina R; Amela C; Alvar J
March 28, 2004

The 2004 report by the UN Human Rights Committee on implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In chapter 4, Equatorial Guinea is one of the countries under review and the Committee expresses its concern over the government's failure to submit a single country report as required by the Covenant.

Global Witness
March 25, 2004

Governments of resource-rich developing countries often do not provide information about their revenues from natural resources, nor do multinational extractive companies publish information about payments made to the governments of those countries. Such opacity hides billions of dollars worth of financial impropriety, according to this Global Witness report.

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