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October 5, 2010

UNESCO should use this month’s executive board meeting to cancel its prize named after and funded by Teodoro Obiang, the president of Equatorial Guinea, said EG Justice and partner groups today.

United States Department of State
March 8, 2010

2010 annual report on human trafficking in Equatorial Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is principally a destination for children subjected to conditions of forced labor.

UNICEF, and WHO
March 5, 2010

2010 data on the use of improved sanitation facilities in Equatorial Guinea as part of a joint monitoring programme by the World Health Organization and UNICEF

United Nations Human Rights Council
February 19, 2010

Report by the Working Group on Arbitary Detention that details the extent to which such occurrences happen in the state of Equatorial Guinea, while similaly giving recommendations and other types of analysis that could help address the problem in the given state.

United Nations Human Rights Council
April 3, 2010

A compliation of data on Equatorial Guinea prepared for the Universal Periodic Review that the country would be undergoing by the Human Rights Council.

Reporters without Borders
April 16, 2010

Reporters Without Borders today condemned the five-hour detention of Samuel Obiang Mbana, correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Africa n°1 radio, at the police station in the capital Malabo on 14 April.

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Peter Eigen
April 29, 2010

Letter regarding the EITI Board's decision not to grant an extension on the EITI Validation deadline for Equatorial Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is therefore no longer considered an EITI implementing country.

Joseph Kraus
January 9, 2010

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as both a concept and programmatic activity, has grown rapidly. Yet despite its proliferation, there remains a lack of empirical studies that assess CSR’s ability to generate sustainable development. Proponents of CSR christen it the new development paradigm and the solution to 50 years of failed development efforts based on their view that multinational corporations are the only entities in the world with the technology, resources, capacity, and global reach necessary to effectively accomplish sustainable development. Critics, on the other hand, condemn CSR as corporate window dressing that fails to address the root causes of underdevelopment. In reality, insufficient empirical evidence of CSR efforts in developing countries exists to draw any definitive conclusions about their impacts on development. This study, drawing upon fieldwork in Equatorial Guinea, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of CSR projects implemented in a developing country context. Among other findings, this study suggests that CSR programs can represent a mechanism for pressuring recalcitrant governments to invest greater financial and human capital in social service programs, but they also can be used for public relations purposes by political regimes with poor human rights and governance records to improve their images with both international and domestic audiences.

Ken Silverstein
June 14, 2010

This article reports on the controversy surrounding UNESCO's attempt to accept $3 million from the government of Equatorial Guinea to create the UNESCO-Obiang prize. In light of widely publicized and reported human rights abuses, the article details the many countries that oppose the acceptance of the prize money.

James Brabazon
June 3, 2010

My Friend the Mercenary recounts James's courageous journey into the Liberian war, and tells the inside story of the most infamous coup attempt in recent history.

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