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EG Justice
August 10, 2012

An open letter to invitees to the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation's IX Sullivan Summit urging them to become informed about the difficult realities in Equatorial Guinea. 

Financial Times
Shahien Nasiripour and Tom Burgis
August 22, 2012

Oil and mining groups with US listings will be forced to disclose details of their payments to foreign governments after US regulators rejected most of the industry’s efforts to water down new transparency rules.

EG Justice
June 25, 2012

58 members of the US Congress have signed a letter calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to move quickly to implement Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act. 

EG Justice
June 10, 2012

The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation has announced that Equatorial Guinea will host its biennial summit in August 2012, but it will take more than summit talks to improve President Obiang's human rights image.

EG Justice
July 16, 2012

UNESCO’s decision to issue a controversial prize sponsored by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea is disappointing and irresponsible.

Wall Street Journal
Thor Halvorssen and George Ayittey
August 8, 2012

In the campaign for human rights and justice in apartheid South Africa, black American civil rights leaders were instrumental. One was Leon H. Sullivan, who enunciated the "Sullivan Principles" guiding multinational firms toward treating blacks fairly while doing business in South Africa. Why, then, is the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation today celebrating the exploits of a brutal African tyrant?

AP
August 8, 2012

Human rights groups are calling on a foundation named for a late U.S. civil rights leader to cancel an upcoming summit in Equatorial Guinea, where the government is accused of torturing political opponents and other human rights abuses.

Storify
Semhar Araia
August 7, 2012

Transformational Change is a phrase being thrown around quite a bit lately. But what's happening in Equatorial Guinea this month isn't change, its a throwback to the Africa freeing from the chains of colonialism, war and oppression. It's time for Africa 2.0 - the #IExpectMore generation is here.

Human Rights Foundation
August 7, 2012

Hope Masters, CEO of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation, responded yesterday to widespread criticism of the upcoming Sullivan Summit in a letter published on the Sullivan Foundation’s website. Numerous human rights organizations have questioned the summit’s publicly stated goals of promoting human rights and development in light of the summit’s sponsorship and support from Africa’s longest-ruling dictator, Teodoro Obiang.

US News
Elizabeth Flock
August 6, 2012

Since it began two decades ago, the biennial summit organized by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation was an opportunity for world leaders to convene and talk about solutions for Africa. Past attendees include Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, General Colin Powell and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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