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Ken Silverstein
May 21, 2008

Silverstein examines the electoral theft taking place in Equatorial Guinea believing the government of the country is inappropriately conducting unfair elections to remain in power while the U.S. ignores their actions.

Shaun Breslin, and Ian Taylor
May 2, 2008

This article seeks to unpack why it is that human rights has emerged as an issue in critical analyses of Sino-African relations. Whilst not seeking to minimise some of the real concerns and issues, we aim to contextualise the motives of much of the critique, particularly when it emanates from Western sources close to government. In short, it is asserted that material interests have long tended to dictate the capitalist West’s response to the issue of human rights when it relates to China and in this regard, Sino-African ties and the attendant expressed alarm over human rights is no exception. It is suggested that concern over competition, particularly over energy resources, has reintroduced human rights in to the diplomatic discourse.

Ridl FC, Bass C, Torrez M, Govender D, Ramdeen V, Yellot L, Edu AE, Schwabe C, Mohloai P, Maharaj R, and Kleinschmidt I
June 29, 2008

Following the success of the malaria control intervention on the island of Bioko, malaria control by the use of indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLITN) was extended to Rio Muni, on the mainland part of Equatorial Guinea. This manuscript reports on the malaria vectors present and the incidence of insecticide resistant alleles prior to the onset of the programme.

Jennings G.
April 25, 2008

An Equatorial Guinea National Guard Air Wing Antonov An-32 'Cline' tactical transport aircraft crashed on 16 April, killing at least 13 personnel on board.

Democracy Now
July 10, 2008

As world attention is fixed on Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, there has been hardly any outcry from the international community about the dire human rights situation in another African country — Equatorial Guinea — where Teodoro Obiang has ruthlessly ruled for nearly thirty years. Obiang has been called the worst dictator in Africa, but since vast oil and natural gas reserves were discovered in the mid-1990s, he has become a close US ally. We speak with Ken Silverstein of Harper’s Magazine and Frank Ruddy, who served as US ambassador to Equatorial Guinea during the Reagan administration.

Oxfam-USA
August 28, 2008

Executive Director of EG Justice, Tutu Alicante, spoke to Oxfam-USA’s change leader about the need for transparency in Equatorial Guinea to combat the resource curse.

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