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Equatorial Guinea's proposed constitutional changes are on course to be approved after virtually all the results from 60 percent of the polling stations were in favour, according to a government statement on Monday.

Mark John

Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on constitutional changes on Sunday which rights groups said were an attempt by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to strengthen his 32-year grip on power in the central African oil producer.

Canadian Council on Africa

EG Justice and Human Rights Watch said today that the constitutional amendments that the citizens of Equatorial Guinea will be voting on will strengthen the powers of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and further deprive citizens of their civil and political rights.

IQ4 News
Yemisi Akinbobola

Human Rights Watch and EG Justice have called for the government of Equatorial Guinea to release an opposition party member and civil society activist arrested on November 1, 2011.

Associated Press
Rukmini Callimachi

An opposition leader in Equatorial Guinea who was arrested and held for three days inside a prison was released late Friday.

The Guardian
Tutu Alicante

The US Department of Justice recently filed two complaints against the eldest son of President Obiang seizing millions of dollars worth of assets purchased in the US. Let's hope this marks a turning point in the fight against corruption in Equatorial Guinea.

The Guardian
David Smith

Teodorin Obiang, the eldest son of Teodoro Obiang, the autocratic president of Equatorial Guinea, is the target of a US government court action to seize nearly $71m worth of assets allegedly siphoned off through corruption.


UNESCO has once again announced it will not reinstate a life sciences prize funded by and named after Africa's longest-serving dictator, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.

Science and Development Network
Yojana Sharma

research prize named after Equatorial Guinea's president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo — and funded by him to the tune of US$3 million — will remain suspended.

Luke Balleny

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Tuesday deferred any action on reinstating a prize funded by the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, due to international concern about the country’s poor human rights record.

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