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EG Justice
Joseph Kraus
July 26, 2011

An op-ed that highlights the important role that the Dodd-Frank legislation in the U.S. could play in increasing transparency in Equatorial Guinea.

IQ4 News
Yemisi Akinbobola
November 4, 2011

Human Rights Watch and EG Justice have called for the government of Equatorial Guinea to release an opposition party member and civil society activist arrested on November 1, 2011.

EG Justice
Joseph Kraus
September 27, 2011

The UNESCO-Obiang Prize, with the stated goal of recognizing “scientific achievements that improve the quality of human life,” is back on the agenda. The record of President Obiang’s regime, however, stands in sharp contrast to the lofty aims of the proposed prize, and UNESCO should reject it again.

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. 

Associated Press
Carley Petesch
November 14, 2011

A weekend referendum on constitutional changes that will allow Equatorial Guinea's president of three decades to pick his own successor was marred by intimidation and stuffed ballot boxes, a human rights group said Monday.

The Economist
December 13, 2011

Constitutional reforms endorsed by President Obiang passed on November 13, but the outcome of the referendum has been strongly contested by local opposition groups and international human rights groups.

Foreign Policy
Colum Lynch
December 8, 2011

The age of fiscal austerity has clearly bypassed Equatorial Guinea, an oil rich African country with a reputation for world-class corruption, crushing poverty for its people, and a multibillion dollar building spree for presidential palaces, guesthouses, and airports.

EG Justice
July 18, 2011

The government of Equatorial Guinea must follow through on its promises to protect and promote women's rights. 

Reuters
Mark John
November 13, 2011

Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on constitutional changes on Sunday which rights groups said were an attempt by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to strengthen his 32-year grip on power in the central African oil producer.

BBC
November 14, 2011

Equatorial Guinea's main opposition have dismissed as a sham the referendum on limiting presidents of the oil-rich nation to serving two terms.

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