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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.
Profiles of Africa's five longest-serving leaders, including President Obiang who is first on the list.
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.
The United Nations cultural organization UNESCO bowed to pressure from anti-corruption campaigners and suspended a science prize named after Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
The government of Equatorial Guinea must follow through on its promises to protect and promote women's rights.
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.
Equatorial Guinea's main opposition have dismissed as a sham the referendum on limiting presidents of the oil-rich nation to serving two terms.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on Sunday that would institute a number of changes to the country's constitution which opponents have sharply criticized.
Officials in Equatorial Guinea say voters overwhelmingly backed a constitutional referendum this week that limits presidents to two terms in office, but the new law may not apply to the country's current leader of three decades, President Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo.
EG Justice and Human Rights Watch said today that the constitutional amendments that the citizens of Equatorial Guinea will be voting on will strengthen the powers of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and further deprive citizens of their civil and political rights.