Corruption is a cancer that undermines human rights, reinforces social inequality, and cripples the development of the population.
Book about the history, culture, and ethnology of the Ndowe people
1998 Report on the human rights situation in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea submitted by Mr. Alejandro Artucio, Special Rapporteur of the Commission, pursuant to Commission resolution 1997/67: Addendum
Addendum to report on the Special Rapporteur's mission to ascertain in situ the scope, gravity and magnitude of the dramatic events on the island of Bioko, beginning on 21 January 1998, as well as their repercussions, in order to supplement the report submitted to the Commission on Human Rights on 13 January 1998
The Word and the Memory collects the unedited writings (essays, stories, poems, and plays) of Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, Justo Bolekia Boleká, Joaquín Mbomio, César Mba Abogo, Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Guillermina Mekuy, José Siale Djangany, Maximiliano Nkogo, Recaredo Silebo Boturu and Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba.
This second country report offers an update on the progress made towards meeting each of the MDGs, emphasizes the continuing challenges and makes special mention of the development priorities outlined in the strategic plan “Equatorial Guinea Horizon 2020,” where a focused and coordinated effort will allow the country to reach the eight MDGs in 2015.
Amnesty International welcomes the release of five prisoners of conscience following a pardon decreed by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on the occasion of his 69th birthday, on 5 June.
Despite Equatorial Guinea earning tens of billions of dollars as the fourth-largest Sub-Saharan African oil producer, the vast majority of its people remain impoverished due to corruption and mismanagement. The discovery of oil in the mid-1990s has enriched the country's elites and helped to further entrench an already autocratic regime. Free and fair elections are denied to the citizens of Equatorial Guinea, and arbitrary detention and torture continue to be widespread. The government severely restricts the media and almost no independent news information exists within the country.
Equatorial Guinea remains mired in corruption, poverty, and repression under the leadership of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the country's president for over 30 years.
The luxurious city of Sipopo, built to host the African Union Summit, is an example of the misplaced priorities of the Obiang regime, according to human rights groups.
Equatorial Guinea has built a multimillion-dollar deluxe ''city'' to host African leaders while the majority of its people live in dire poverty.
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