(Voice of America) Africa Cup Host Equatorial Guinea Gets Unflattering Comments

(Voice of America) Africa Cup Host Equatorial Guinea Gets Unflattering Comments

Lisa Bryant January 20, 2012
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EG Justice and ONE are drawing attention to the poverty and lack of transparency in Africa Cup host Equatorial Guinea.

 

As the Africa Cup kicks off in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday, non-governmental groups are drawing attention to the poverty and and less-than-open government in the oil-rich African nation - and are calling on the European Union to adopt strict disclosure laws for oil companies doing business there. 

As co-host, with neighboring Gabon, of the 28th Africa Cup of Nations football (soccer) tournament, this is Equatorial Guinea's chance to shine.  Earlier this month, the country's national team officially opened a new stadium in the port city of Bata, where the opening ceremonies will take place. 

 

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