"… 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
As South American and African leaders and foreign ministers prepare to gather in Malabo for the IV Africa-South America Cooperation Forum, EG Justice sent a letter urging the ministers to address human rights, democracy and government accountability in Equatorial Guinea and press President Obiang to improve his government's record on these issues.
In a letter sent to foreign embassies in Equatorial Guinea, EG Justice highlighted problems in the reformed constitution and urged them to press President Obiang to enact meaningful democratic reforms.
This blog is a mosaic of Equatoguinean voices, information, commentary, and analysis of the issues and developments impacting Equatorial Guinea.
An open letter to African Union Commission Chairperson Jean Ping expressing disappointment at the lack of civil society participation at the African Union Summit.
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.
In a letter to the U.S. Department of State, EG Justice asked for greater U.S. pressure on the government of Equatorial Guinea to protect the human rights and civil liberties of citizens.
During this holiday season, we send you our warmest greetings and gratitude for the remarkable gains you and other supporters of EG Justice have enabled us to accomplish this past year.
We, the undersigned Equatoguinean citizens, jointly with the undersigned laureates, scholars, scientists, cultural figures, human rights defenders, and other concerned individuals and organizations from across the African continent, are writing to urge you to cancel the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.
An EG Justice letter, signed by more than 100 Equatoguineans, sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to condemn the illegal and unjust executions of four Equatoguineans on August 21, 2010 by the Equatoguinean government.