Equatorial Guinea - Afrik.com : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/ Afrik.com, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en Afrik-news.com : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/images/logo_moyen.gif https://www.afrik-news.com/ Equatorial Guinea: Human Rights Lawyer ‘Disappeared' https://www.afrik-news.com/article19405.html Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:17:50 +0200 The authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately investigate the alleged enforced disappearance of a top human rights lawyer who has been unaccounted for since the evening of October 22, 2012, EG Justice and Human Rights Watch said today. Equatorial Guinea: Abuses Ahead of AU Summit https://www.afrik-news.com/article19233.html Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:28:35 +0200 Equatorial Guinea's government has spent lavishly on diplomatic accommodations while neglecting the rights of the country's poor in the lead-up to hosting the African Union summit, Human Rights Watch and EG Justice said today. The government has also sharply limited public dissent and critical reporting. While most citizens of Equatorial Guinea languish in poverty, President Teodoro Obiang's government, which holds the revolving AU chairmanship, spent more than US$830 million to construct a luxury complex for the summit outside the nation's capital, Malabo. Equatorial Guinea deletes German TV crew's footage https://www.afrik-news.com/article19232.html Fri, 17 Jun 2011 22:30:11 +0200 Equatorial Guinea: African Leaders protest UNESCO Prize for President https://www.afrik-news.com/article18373.html Wed, 13 Oct 2010 00:54:39 +0200 Renowned African elites have written to UNESCO to cancel a prize named for the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo who took over the country in a coup and has shown little tolerance for opposition during the three decades of his rule. Although the oil rich central African country's GDP per capita is on par with Spain and Italy, it has some of the worst socioeconomic indicators in the world. Konye Obaji Ori Untangling Central Africa for business https://www.afrik-news.com/article18204.html Tue, 07 Sep 2010 14:38:14 +0200 As the proper role of government continue to debated in much of the free world, Africans, and in particular Central Africans can only wish they lived in relatively free economic and political environments, instead of the increasingly morbid fear that characterise their daily lives. Chofor Che 96 organisations, including 34 IFEX members, call on UNESCO to pull Obiang Prize https://www.afrik-news.com/article18105.html Fri, 13 Aug 2010 01:12:15 +0200 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization should cancel the Obiang Prize at its next session in October 2010, Human Rights Watch and 95 partner groups said in a letter sent to UNESCO Executive Board members today. Mugabe, Zenawi, Bashir, Afwerki, Mubarak, Biya... World's worst despots list https://www.afrik-news.com/article17839.html Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:19:42 +0200 A United States based think tank, Foreign Policy/Fund for Peace has ranked President Mugabe as the second worse despots in the world after North Korean Kim Jongil. The nearly 90-ear-old Zimbabwean president is followed by the presidents of Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt... Alice Chimora Equatorial Guinea Statement on UNESCO Decision to Delay the Award of the UNESCO-Obiang Mbasogo Prize https://www.afrik-news.com/article17812.html Thu, 17 Jun 2010 03:07:43 +0200 The Government of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) released the following statement today in response to the announcement by UNESCO's Director-General, Irina Bokova on the decision to delay setting a date to award the UNESCO-Obiang Life Sciences Prize and to postpone the decision on the matter until the next meeting of the Executive Council in October. Equatorial Guinea: "Dictator Prize" suspension only a temporary fix, says Human Rights Watch https://www.afrik-news.com/article17811.html Thu, 17 Jun 2010 03:01:45 +0200 UNESCO's decision today to delay awarding a controversial prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea is a positive initial step, civil society groups said. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced June 15, 2010, that its executive board, consisting of 58 countries, approved Director-General Irina Bokova's proposal to postpone the award and instead engage in consultations to consider the prize's future. Mixed reactions to Africa Cup of Nations draw https://www.afrik-news.com/article17015.html Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:47:39 +0100 Africa's prestigious football tournament's 2012 draw conducted last Saturday in DR Congo southern city of Lubumbashi has drawn interesting reactions. Sakhile Modise New Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea Presents Credentials to UN Secretary-General https://www.afrik-news.com/article16741.html Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:50:01 +0100 Anatolio Ndong Mba, the new Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Ghana-Equatorial Guinea: Petrol deals between a democracy and a kleptocracy? https://www.afrik-news.com/article16625.html Fri, 11 Dec 2009 21:27:49 +0100 President of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, recently held bilateral talks with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea. And according to the west African country's national newspaper, the Daily Graphic, President Mills “impressed on the central African country to share the best practices in oil and gas industry with Ghana”. This is no doubt one of the worst decisions the Ghanaian President has made yet! Prince Ofori-Atta Equatorial Guinea: Teodoro Obiang Nguema's property https://www.afrik-news.com/article16577.html Wed, 02 Dec 2009 18:32:52 +0100 Although definite results were not expected until December 7, the Equatoguinean Interior Ministry announced Tuesday that interim results, given earlier, were almost final. And rightly so. Currently ahead, with more than 95 per cent of the votes cast, Teodoro Obiang Nguema is assured of an uninterrupted absolute control of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. This oil rich and relatively minute strips of land, 28,051 square km, is the bellwether of endemic institutional corruption, ahead of many corrupt countries in the Central African region. Denis Carlier, Capucine Dayen Equatorial Guinea: President dominates state media election coverage, opposition invisible https://www.afrik-news.com/article16564.html Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:48:22 +0100 In the absence of any independent media, Reporters Without Borders condemns the state-owned media's totally one-sided coverage of the campaign for the 29 November presidential election. After winning the 2002 election with 97.1 per cent of the votes, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has "promised" to win this one with more than 97 per cent again. Top European figures accused of fuelling African crises to rake in fortunes https://www.afrik-news.com/article16423.html Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:06:16 +0100 Last week, the son of former French President Francois Mitterand, and an ex-interior minister were convicted for their involvement in illegal arms deal in one of Africa's bloodiest civil wars in Angola. Observers have noted that many influential western figures have preyed on most African crises, while raking in fortunes as the continent bleeds. This week, Simon Mann, a British national who was implicated in a coup in Equatorial Guinea, vowed to help bring Sir Mark Thatcher, son of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, to book. Viktor Bout, an ex Russian lieutenant, was also charged with arms supply to former wartorn Liberia. Muritala Bakare