Information Center: Oil, Editorial
A Victory for Transparency Rules, and for Equatorial Guinea: The U.S. Court of Appeals has Dismissed a Lawsuit Challenging Company Reporting Requirements.
(African Arguments) Enforcing The Dodd-Frank Act Would Promote Transparency And Development In Africa
An op-ed that highlights the important role that the Dodd-Frank legislation in the U.S. could play in increasing transparency in Equatorial Guinea.
The government of Equatorial Guinea is spending billions on showcase infrastructure projects. Will that lead to sustainable development in Equatorial Guinea?
Letter to President Obama Urging Increased Transparency and Accountability in the Oil, Gas, and Mining Industries
As a part of the Publish What You Pay-US Coalition, EG Justice signed on to a letter to President Obama urging his administration to call for transparency within the oil, gas, and mining industries. The letter emphasizes transparency as a crucial step toward improving human rights conditions in resource-rich countries like Equatorial Guinea.
This blog is a mosaic of Equatoguinean voices, information, commentary, and analysis of the issues and developments impacting Equatorial Guinea.
An editorial that highlights the abuses committed by the Equatoguinean government ahead of the June 2011 African Union Summit in Malabo.
In a four page public comment submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday, EG Justice highlighted the impact that a provision of the Wall Street reform legislation package may have in curbing corruption, increasing government accountability, and reducing investor uncertainty in Equatorial Guinea.
This paper discusses fiscal surveillance criteria for the countries of the Central African Monetary and Economic Union (CEMAC), most of which depend heavily on oil exports. At present, the CEMAC's macroeconomic surveillance exercise sets as fiscal target a floor on the basic budgetary balance. This appears inadequate, for at least two reasons. First, fluctuations in oil prices and, hence, oil receipts obscure the underlying fiscal stance. Second, oil resources are limited, which suggests that some of today's oil receipts should be saved to finance future consumption. The paper develops easy-to-calculate indicators that take both aspects into account. A retrospective analysis based on these alternative indicators reveals that in recent years, the CEMAC's surveillance exercise has tended to accommodate stances of fiscal policy that are at odds with sound management of oil wealth.
An editorial that argues that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO should cancel the proposed UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences. The author contends that Obiang Nguema is using the prize to polish his tarnished international image while his own people continue to live in poverty.
An editorial that argues that the government of Equatorial Guinea must match its rhetoric about reforms with concrete actions that improve the governance of the country, including ending impunity for human rights violations, building respect for the rule of law, and enabling the people of Equatorial Guinea to hold their leaders accountable.