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Leung, Rebecca
August 13, 2009

News article that discusses how the increases in gas pricing in 2008 and the constant conflict in the Middle East made the United States scour the globe searching for new sources of oil (Equatoral Guinea being one of them).

Reportes without Borders
January 23, 2009

Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the deputy information minister’s arbitrary decision, announced on 19 January, to fire four journalists from state radio and TV broadcaster RTVGE for “insubordination” and “lack of enthusiasm.” This shows “the absurdity of a regime in which the news media are subject to absolute control by the information ministry,” the organisation said.

Reportes without Borders
June 19, 2009

Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Rodrigo Angüe Nguema, the Malabo correspondent of Agence France Presse (AFP) and Radio France Internationale (RFI), who was jailed on 17 July in the capital’s notorious Black Beach prison on a charge of reporting false information.

Reporters without Borders
May 26, 2009

Reporters Without Borders addressed an open letter yesterday to President Teodoro Obiang Nguema calling for the immediate release of Rodrigo Angue Nguema, the Malabo correspondent of Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Radio France Internationale (RFI), who has been held in the capital’s Black Beach prison since 17 June for getting his facts wrong in a report.

Reporters without Borders
September 25, 2009

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Rodrigo Angue Nguema, the Malabo correspondent of Agence France-Presse and Radio France Internationale, who has been held in the capital’s Black Beach prison for the past 100 days. He was tried on a defamation charge on 1 September but the court has yet to issue a verdict.

Reporters without Borders
October 16, 2009

Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s release of Rodrigo Angue Nguema, the Malabo correspondent of Agence France-Presse and Radio France Internationale, although a court is insisting that the two French news organisations pay 40 million CFA francs (61,000 euros) in connection with a defamation action that was brought against him.

Reporters without Borders
November 27, 2009

In the absence of any independent media, Reporters Without Borders condemns the state-owned media’s totally one-sided coverage of the campaign for the 29 November presidential election. After winning the 2002 election with 97.1 per cent of the votes, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has “promised” to win this one with more than 97 per cent again.

Ken Silverstein
January 6, 2009

Ken Silverstein, writing for Harper’s magazine, exposes the irony of UNESCO naming a prize after Equatorial Guinea’s dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in his article "Pay-To-Play at UNESCO". The International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences was funded by Obiang with $3 million dollars. Silverstein points out the dire situation of Equatorial Guinea’s people despite booming oil revenues.

The Economist
January 1, 2009

Examines the country of Equatorial Guinea and its state as a large exporter of petroleum. Critiques countries such as U.S. and China who maintain good relations with the country, even though it has one of the worst human rights records.

The Economist
January 1, 2009

This article discusses the role that Equatorial Guinea has in modern international politics. Mentioned in the article are the following: 2009 Presidential Election; efforts by Equatorial Guinea to improve its standing; and its relations with foreign countries.

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