(The Guardian) Equatorial Guinea builds luxury resort for week-long summit

(The Guardian) Equatorial Guinea builds luxury resort for week-long summit

David Smith June 7, 2011
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Human rights groups call Sipopo complex a 'misplaced priority' in a country where majority of population live in poverty

"Equatorial Guinea has built a multimillion-pound deluxe "city" to host African leaders while the majority of its people live in dire poverty.

Sipopo boasts 52 luxury presidential villas, a conference hall, artificial beach, luxury hotel and the county's first 18-hole golf course. It was built over two years to host an African Union (AU) summit that will last just a week..."

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