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Mark John
November 13, 2011

Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on constitutional changes on Sunday which rights groups said were an attempt by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to strengthen his 32-year grip on power in the central African oil producer.

November 14, 2011

Equatorial Guinea's main opposition have dismissed as a sham the referendum on limiting presidents of the oil-rich nation to serving two terms.

November 14, 2011

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on Sunday that would institute a number of changes to the country's constitution which opponents have sharply criticized.

Voice of America
Nick Loomis
November 18, 2011

Officials in Equatorial Guinea say voters overwhelmingly backed a constitutional referendum this week that limits presidents to two terms in office, but the new law may not apply to the  country's current leader of three decades, President Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo.

Canadian Council on Africa
November 11, 2011

EG Justice and Human Rights Watch said today that the constitutional amendments that the citizens of Equatorial Guinea will be voting on will strengthen the powers of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and further deprive citizens of their civil and political rights.

March 25, 2011

The protests sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East have inspired demands for political reform in Equatorial Guinea.

March 28, 2011

The limited constitutional reforms proposed by Equatoguinean President Teodoro Obiang late last week could be a positive step toward increased respect for democracy. But to be credible and effective these reforms must be accompanied by broader fundamental reform measures that guarantee full citizen participation, the rule of law, and the protection of basic civil liberties and human dignity, EG Justice said today.

Deutsche Welle
November 25, 2011

Joseph Kraus, Program Director at EG Justice, speaks with Deutsche Welle Radio about the recent constitutional referendum in Equatorial Guinea and the alleged widespread voter fraud.

Global Legal Monitor
Constance Johnson
November 23, 2011

On November 13, 2011, Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on proposed constitutional changes. Official reports state that 91% of the electorate participated and that the proposals garnered 97.7% support.

EG Justice
August 8, 2011

18 months after Equatorial Guinea agreed to implement more than 100 recommendations at its first Universal Periodic Review, what is the status of these reforms?

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