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As Leaders Step Down, a Cautious Hope Rises on the African Continent

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:09:35 +0000

After the resignation of Zuma and Desalegn, "the mood on the continent is one of hope, on the one hand, and of palpable restraint and scepticism on the other."

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Equatoguinean Artist Carmen Bolena Explores Her History and Identity Through Her Drawings

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:01:28 +0000

"All of this discovery was restorative for my troubled conscience. It no longer hurts to recognize that I am black. I am and I say it bursting with pride."

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Teodorín N. O. Mangue, Son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, Faces Justice in Paris

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 17:24:52 +0000

The defendant did not deign to travel to Paris and was represented by three lawyers there. Their strategy consisted in arguing that he benefits from diplomatic immunity.

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Rio's Carnival Cozied Up to Equatorial Guinea's Brutal Dictator. But Why is Everyone Surprised?

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:38:32 +0000

Outrage followed revelations that the winning samba school, whose parade theme was Equatorial Guinea, reportedly received 3.5 million euros from the country's President Obiang.

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The Ebola Truth

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:37:37 +0000

The Ebola Truth is a Facebook page that aims to document the situation with the Ebola virus on the African continent. Written by Ndesanjo Macha · comments (1) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

A Plea to Pope Francis to Take Action Against African Dictators

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:29:34 +0000

Une pétition en ligne adressée au Pape pour demander l'excommunication des dictateurs africains de l'Angola, de la Guinée Equatoriale, du Cameroun, du Congo et du Zimbabwe.

African Union Moves Towards Gagging Free Speech Online

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:45:33 +0000

The 23rd African Union Heads of Government Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea starting on June 26, 2014, might adopt the African Union Convention on Security in Cyberspace and Personal Data Protection. Moses Karanja, in this article in AfricanHadithi, argues that this legislation might be a cover to limit online free speech...

Controversy and Outrage in Spain Over the Presence of Teodoro Obiang

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:01:34 +0000

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, has been the protagonist of a huge controversy in Spain.

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Reducing the Gap Between Africa's Rich and Poor

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:57:55 +0000

"Some take a plane to get treated for hay fever, while others are pushing up daisies because they can’t afford basic malaria treatment."

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Equatorial Guinea Moves Closer to Becoming Portuguese Language Country

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:11:49 +0000

Despite the blatant disregard for human rights still plaguing Equatorial Guinea, the door has been opened for the West African country's membership in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

Inside the 2013 Central African Republic Crisis

Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:59:49 +0000

As rebel leader Michel Djotodia solidifies his control as the new Central African Republic President and the rebel coalition of Séléka announce their control of capital city Bangui, it is important to understand why the failure of the January 2013 Libreville peace deal between the rebels and then-President Francois Bozize, was predictable.

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Pope’s Resignation Echoes in Africa

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:10:03 +0000

The announcement by Pope Benedict XVI of his intention to resign with effect from February 28, 2013 provoked many reactions in Francophone Africa, both in traditional media and on social networks. Admiration for the Pope predominated, and was combined with the desire that certain African leaders would follow his example.

Petrodollars, Megalomania and Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:24:59 +0000

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea launched a charm offensive in 2011 and 2012 using his petrodollars to target the worlds of showbusiness, sport and international diplomacy. However, following his accession to chairmanship of the African Union, the civil society denounced him for his poor human rights record while the orgy of spending conducted by his son caused widespread revulsion.

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New GV e-book: African Voices of Hope and Change

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:19:50 +0000

"African Voices of Hope and Change," gives you an intimate perspective into the stories and people of Africa's Sub-Saharan region, through our best English-language posts from 2012 - a perfect gift to salute the new year.

University in Benin Changes its Name after Equatoguinean Dictator

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:27:57 +0000

You can now call him Doctor Teodoro Obiang  Nguema Mbasogo. MyGab.Tv reports that [fr] the Univesité internationale du Bénin UPIB is now called Teodoro Obiang  Nguema Mbasogo University after the Equatoguinean dictator. Teodoro Obiang  Nguema Mbasogo has been the benefactor of many schools in Benin [fr] and has received a doctorate degree Honoris...