(Associated Press) Football masks Equatorial Guinea's 'harsh reality'

(Associated Press) Football masks Equatorial Guinea's 'harsh reality'

January 22, 2012
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The fanfare of the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea masks the underlying problems of poverty and repression.

 

Over the next three weeks, stars like Chelsea's Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure of Manchester City will showcase their talents at Africa's premier tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

For the tiny central African nation of Equatorial Guinea, co-hosting the African Cup of Nations is an opportunity to show the world its rapid progress after just over a decade of development fueled by an oil boom.

However, the football fanfare masks some underlying problems.

 

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