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Gavin P.; Samper S.; et al.
November 11, 2009

Our study brings to light the potential dissemination of this strain (named MDR-TBEG) in Equatorial Guinea, a country where little is known about the extent and features of TB or MDR TB. It also highlights that MDR strains can spread across continents, and thus MDR TB’s emergence in any country becomes a global problem.

García Espinosa B; Nieto-Bona MP
July 24, 2009

A campaign against cervical cancer was carried out in the area on a total of 1,680 women. 26 of the women, following cytological screening, were treated surgically with a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). Cases were studied histologically and were genotyped from paraffin blocks by applying a commercial kit that recognized 35 HPV types.

Cecchi G; Paone M; Franco JR; Fevre EM; Diarra A; Ruiz JA; Mattioli RC; Simarro PP
March 18, 2009

We describe input data, methodology, preliminary results and future prospects of the HAT Atlas initiative, which will allow major improvements in the understanding of the spatial distribution of the disease.

Mario Esteban
September 10, 2009

In the last five years China has dramatically increased its presence in Africa. Despite its abundant natural resources, the notoriety of its political regime and its close relationship with Beijing, Equatorial Guinea is a glaring omission in the China–Africa literature. This article intends to fulfil that gap by analysing the bilateral relationship between Beijing and Malabo at both the official and the social levels to assess its impact on the development of Equatorial Guinea. As bad governance is the main obstacle for the development of Equatorial Guinea, the article compares the role played by Chinese companies and government in reinforcing Obiang's authoritarian regime with that played by their Western counterparts. It concludes that Chinese extractive firms play a marginal role in the financial extraversion that strongly links the Obiang regimen with US oil companies. Conversely, the Chinese government offers Obiang more extensive and stable support than Western governments to the extent that most of the undeniable developmental potential of Chinese co-operation is wasted through clientelist networks.

Steketee RW
December 1, 2009

Description of the progress of malaria control efforts on the island of Bioko in Equatorial Guinea over the last 4 years.

Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 52-100
Gavin Hilson; Roy Maconachie
January 1, 2009

This article critically examines the challenges that come with implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)—a policy mechanism marketed by donors and Western governments as a key to facilitating economic improvement in resource-rich developing countries—in sub-Saharan Africa. The forces behind the EITI contest that impoverished institutions, the embezzlement of petroleum and/or mineral revenues, and a lack of transparency are the chief reasons why resource-rich sub-Saharan Africa is under-performing economically, and that implementation of the EITI, with its foundation of “good governance,” will help address these problems. The position here, however, is that the task is by no means straightforward: that the EITI is not necessarily a blueprint for facilitating good governance in the region's resource-rich countries. It is concluded that the EITI is a policy mechanism that could prove to be effective with significant institutional change in host African countries but, on its own, it is incapable of reducing corruption and mobilizing citizens to hold government officials accountable for hoarding profits from extractive industry operations.

Matthias Basedau, and Jann Lay
November 9, 2009

"The ‘resource curse’ hypothesis claims that abundance in natural resources, particularly oil, encourages especially civil war. Natural resources provide both motive and opportunity for conflict and create indirect institutional and economic causes of instability. Contrarily, the theory of the rentier suggests that regimes use revenue from abundant resources to buy off peace through patronage, large-scale distributive policies and effective repression. This article presents part of a solution to this apparent puzzle for the case of oil-producing countries. The key argument is that both resource wealth per capita and resource dependence need to be taken into account, since only the availability of very high per capita revenues from oil allows governments to achieve internal stability."

Afro - Hispanic Review
Cécile Stephanie Stehrenberger
October 1, 2009

Focuses on Equatorial Guinea’s compliance with its obligations in relation to the fulfillment and realization of economic, social, and cultural rights. It presents and analyzes key indicators relating to the enjoyment of the rights to health, education, food, water, and housing, as well as selected indicators of state policy efforts. The analysis highlights key areas of apparent noncompliance by the state of Equatorial Guinea with the principles of progressive realization according to maximum available resources, prioritization of minimum core obligations, and the duty of non-discrimination.

The World Today, Volume 65, Number 3
Adam Roberts
March 1, 2009

An article that analyzes the alleged February 2009 coup d'etat attempt on the Presidential Palace in Malabo and the resilience of President Obiang Nguema.

Filip van Dingenen
October 1, 2009

Explores the Sabater Pi Collection, which is housed at the University of Barcelona, from artist Jordi Sabater Pi. This artist had worked extensively within Equatorial Guinea and this paper examines the relationship the artist had with this region of the world.

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