"… 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
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.
Letter to Secretary Murphy that includes comments on the proposed rules related to the implementation of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act.1