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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).

Aftenposten
Tutu Alicante
May 9, 2012

An op-ed by Tutu Alicante, Executive Director of EG Justice, on how Norway can contribute to the responsible use of oil revenues in Equatorial Guinea by becoming a strong advocate for transparency regulations in the European Union.

The New York Times
STEVEN ERLANGER
October 8, 2010

The United States has put forward a resolution at the board meeting of the United Nations’ main cultural and education organization calling for the withdrawal of a lavish prize offered by an African dictator and the return of the money.

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.

The Economist
January 1, 2003

Even with the advent of huge oil revenues in such countries as Equatorial Guinea, the country still remains in poverty. The article discusses what occurs to a tiny state that is enriched with oil discoveries. A normative analysis is given.

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.

Ben Farey
November 17, 2010

This article details the Equatoguinean government's new policy of "open house" contracts, in which oil companies can negotiate directly and immediately with the government instead of waiting to participate in a new licensing round.

Democracy Now
June 23, 2011

Democracy Now interviews Tutu Alicante about abuses in Equatorial Guinea ahead of the African Union Summit. 

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.

February 18, 2011

Tutu Alicante, the executive director of EG Justice, speaks with the Pulitzer Center about the challenges confronting Equatorial Guinea.

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