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Bloomfield, Steve
February 24, 2007

Eight mercenaries accused of playing a role in the so-called ''Wonga Coup'' were acquitted although several other men have been tried and found guilty for their involvement in the affair, including Sir Mark Thatcher.

Sharp BL, Ridl FC, Govender D, Kuklinski J, and Kleinschmidt I
May 2, 2007

A comprehensive malaria control intervention was initiated in February 2004 on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. This manuscript reports on the continuous entomological monitoring of the indoor residual spray (IRS) programme during the first two years of its implementation.

Alex Mills
April 27, 2007

Analysis of the trial Mbasogo v. Logo brought after the failed coup attempt in 2004 and the issue of justiciability that it raised.

Rowan Williams
February 26, 2007

This article discusses the struggle of Bienvenido Samba Momesori, Archbishop of Cantrbury and a Christian clergyman, who was a prisoner of conscience in Equatorial Guinea. The author examines this and how the clergyman became entwined in the internal conflict of the state while being unjustly detained and imprisoned.

Rowan Williams
February 26, 2007

This article discusses the struggle of Bienvenido Samba Momesori, Archbishop of Cantrbury and a Christian clergyman, who was a prisoner of conscience in Equatorial Guinea. The author examines this and how the clergyman became entwined in the internal conflict of the state while being unjustly detained and imprisoned.

Roland Kaehr, and Louis Perrois
November 2, 2007

This article examines the history of the Fang people who traveled with colonial officers, missionaries, doctors, and other explorers within northern Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and southern Cameroon.

Nicholas Shaxson
December 9, 2007

Critiques the oil infrastructure that has been established by Equatorial Guinea to support its booming oil industry. An analysis is given of the small conclaves that are created by the President in order to protect the United States citizens that work there from the harm and violence that occurs in the country.

Matthew Auer
May 22, 2007

It has been nearly 20 years since a working definition for “sustainable development” was put forward by the World Commission on Environment and Development. Yet many observers doubt that sustainable development is occurring in poor countries. This failure, the critics contend, stems from miserly transfers of foreign aid. However, aid without institutional reform is a recipe for wasted resources and donor fatigue. Worse, it may enhance inequities of wealth and power in recipient countries. The case of Equatorial Guinea and its sudden oil riches is examined to discern whether, in the absence of meaningful institutional reform, rapid and profound increases in foreign direct investment and export income enable poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

Bill Moyers, and Ken Silverstein
June 22, 2007

This article and interview examines the relationship that corrupt governments form with various U.S. lobbyists and public relations companies and the ability of these companies to overlook rights abuses and corrupt regimes for the right amount of money.

Ken Silverstein
July 5, 2007

This article discusses how trade, investment and natural resources play a large role in determining whether dictator run countries or those with known records of human rights abuses are welcomed by the United States.

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