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Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
June 2, 2007

The author attempts to answer the following question: ʺWhy are American, European, and Asian oil companies enthusiastically committing tens of billions of dollars of long-term investment to the Gulf of Guinea's failing states, which are characterized by ruthless elites, recurrent warfare, and some of the world's most detrimental development practices?ʺ In attempting to answer this question, the author analyzes the relationship that world powers have with countries such as Angola, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigera and what such partnerships look like.

Peter Maass
May 8, 2009

Book written by Peter Maass, a New York Times Magazine writer, that details the corrupting influence that oil has on countries, including Equatorial Guinea.

Nicholas Shaxson
July 9, 2008

Detailing the various African oil states, such as Nigeria, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Angola, this riveting book illuminates upon the history of oil within the African continent and the recent upsurge of key-world powers' interest in this region of the world.

John Ghazvinian
April 9, 2007

With the advent of oil-rich African countries, this book examines the consequences that such a discovery has on the countries, while similarly detailing the extent to which kleptocracy and corruption has gripped some states. The author takes a trip into various countries, such as Equatorial Guinea, and details it within his book.

Adam Roberts
January 1, 2009

In 2004, Nick du Toit confessed to an attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea. But du Toit and his co-conspirators had no interest in democratic change, only in the country's oil. In this book, Adam Roberts shows how the coup is part of a new scramble for control of Africa, a continent rich in natural resources.

Allan Folsom
January 1, 2009

Equatorial Guinea is the setting of this book. When massive oil reserves are found of its coast by a Texas oil exploration company, the company quickly devises a plan to overthrow the government. However, the President of the United States, John Henry Henry, and a LAPD homicide detective, Nicholas Marten, foil their plan.

A I Asiwaju; Bawuro M Barkindo; R E Mabale
January 1, 1995

A book that documents the proceedings of the workshop held November 21-28, 1992 to discuss the cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.

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