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Democracy Now
July 10, 2008

As world attention is fixed on Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, there has been hardly any outcry from the international community about the dire human rights situation in another African country — Equatorial Guinea — where Teodoro Obiang has ruthlessly ruled for nearly thirty years. Obiang has been called the worst dictator in Africa, but since vast oil and natural gas reserves were discovered in the mid-1990s, he has become a close US ally. We speak with Ken Silverstein of Harper’s Magazine and Frank Ruddy, who served as US ambassador to Equatorial Guinea during the Reagan administration.

Democracy Now
July 10, 2008

Democracy Now featured Equatorial Guinea in a discussion with former U.S. ambassador to Equatorial Guinea Frank Ruddy, and Ken Silverstein of Harper's Magazine. The segment on Equatorial Guinea begins at the 11:45 mark.

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