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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.

Josep Anglada Bigordá
December 19, 2011

The author argues that Equatorial Guinea lacks a system of public administration.

Reporters without Borders
February 15, 2011

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, a novelist, blogger and editor of the arts and literature magazine Atanga, left Equatorial Guinea for Spain early today saying he had been “harassed” because of the hunger strike he began on 11 February in protest against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema’s dictatorial rule. He was planning to continue his protest in Spain.

Reporters without Borders
March 4, 2011

Reporters Without Borders condemns a wave of government censorship in the past few days at Radio-Télévision Nationale de Guinée Équatoriale (RTVGE), a state-owned broadcaster that is kept under very close surveillance by information minister Jeronimo Osa Osa.

Reporters without Borders
June 29, 2011

The African Union’s 17th summit is about to take place in Equatorial Guinea, one of Africa’s most closed countries for journalists and one of the most hostile ones as regards media freedom. Reporters Without Borders has just written an opinion piece on the summit for the Africa Slate website.

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.

David Lewis
July 20, 2011

Hosting summits and Africa's top soccer tournament will gradually force Equatorial Guinea to ease some restrictions in the secretive state, but political reforms to make the country more open and democratic are far off.

EG Justice
July 18, 2011

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

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