"… if we do not ask, if we do not question, if we do not witness, if we do not remember, and if we do not speak out when so-called “quiet diplomacy” goes unanswered, then we shall become part of the conspiracy of silence that only leads to greater tragedy.”
- John Bennett, U.S. Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea (1991-1994), farewell address, 1994
Communications & Letters
Open letter to all who are in exile and love Equatorial Guinea.-- by Roberto Berardi
EG Justice sent a letter to the members of the Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs regarding a hearing on "Examining the U.S. Policy Response to Entrenched African Leadership," expressing appreciation that they held a hearing on this critical U.S. foreign policy topic, but also disappointment that President Teodoro Obiang, the longest-ruling leader in the world, was not addressed.
Sixteen organizations sent an open letter to the French Foreign Ministry on May 9 expressing concern regarding the appointment of Teodoro Nguema Obiang to a post at UNESCO and asking the Foreign Ministry to deny him diplomatic immunity.