Information Center: African Union Summit, 2011

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EG Justice and Human Rights Watch
June 22, 2011

The government of Equatorial Guinea has spent lavishly on diplomatic accommodations while neglecting the rights of the country’s poor in the lead-up to hosting the African Union summit.

EG Justice
June 23, 2011

An open letter to African Union Commission Chairperson Jean Ping expressing disappointment at the lack of civil society participation at the African Union Summit. 

Reporters without Borders
June 29, 2011

The African Union’s 17th summit is about to take place in Equatorial Guinea, one of Africa’s most closed countries for journalists and one of the most hostile ones as regards media freedom. Reporters Without Borders has just written an opinion piece on the summit for the Africa Slate website.

David Lewis
July 20, 2011

Hosting summits and Africa's top soccer tournament will gradually force Equatorial Guinea to ease some restrictions in the secretive state, but political reforms to make the country more open and democratic are far off.

Europa Press
June 26, 2011

Spanish Minister Jimenez travels to Malabo Wednesday to inaugurate the Spanish Embassy and discuss the crisis in Libya and the Ivory Coast.

The Sydney Morning Herald
June 9, 2011

 Equatorial Guinea has built a multimillion-dollar deluxe ''city'' to host African leaders while the majority of its people live in dire poverty.
 

The Guardian
David Smith
June 7, 2011

Human rights groups call Sipopo complex a 'misplaced priority' in a country where majority of population live in poverty

EG Justice
June 23, 2011

Tutu Alicante speaks with Democracy Now and Al Jazeera about abuses in Equatorial Guinea ahead of the African Union Summit.

Reuters
June 28, 2011

The Reuters article provides a history of Equatorial Guinea while noting the money that the government is spending on the Summit while neglecting giving aid to the country's poor.  EG Justice is highlighted as a human rights organization dedicated to ensuring justice for people within the country.

RFI
June 26, 2011

An article that highlights the contrast between Equatorial Guinea's efforts to host the African Union Summit and the country's ongoing poverty.

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