EQUATORIAL GUINEA
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Equatorial Guinea held referendum on constitutional changes
November 13, 2012
On November 13, 2011, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea held a referendum to institute several changes to the country's constitution, including a limit on presidential terms, removal of an age limit on holding the presidency and a provision allowing the president to choose his successor. Equatorial....... [more]

Rights groups claim voter fraud in Equatorial Guinea referendum
November 16, 2011
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and EG Justice claimed Tuesday that Equatorial Guinea's recent referendum on constitutional reforms was rife with voter fraud. The referendum, which was approved with near-unanimous support, removed the age limit for presidents and created a vice president position, appare....... [more]

Equatorial Guinea holds referendum on constitutional changes
November 14, 2011
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea held a referendum on Sunday that would institute a number of changes to the country's constitution. The proposed reforms include a limit on the number of terms a president can serve, the creation of the office of vice president and a provision allowing the current....... [more]

France court allows corruption investigation of 3 African leaders
November 9, 2010
The French Court of Cassation ruled Tuesday that an investigation into assets obtained in France by three African leaders can proceed. The initial complaint in the case, filed by anti-corruption groups Transparency International (TI) and SHERPA, accused the late Omar Bongo of Gabon, Denis Sassou-Ng....... [more]

Criminal charges necessary in Equatorial Guinea executions
September 6, 2010
Romana St. Matthew-Daniel: "In its 2003 report on the administration of justice in Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea: At the Crossroads) the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) uncovered little respect for the rule of law and separation of powers, torture, failure o....... [more]

Equatorial Guinea president says coup plotters had fair trial
September 3, 2010
Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang said Friday that last month's trial of four men sentenced to death for a 2009 attack on the presidential palace was fair. Obiang stated that the country's laws were respected, and procedures guaranteeing a legal, open and fair trial, including the guarante....... [more]

Equatorial Guinea defends executions over 2009 coup
August 25, 2010
Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday defended the execution of four men convicted on Saturday of attempting to assassinate President Teodoro Obiang during a 2009 attack on the presidential palace. Jose Abeso Nsue, Manuel Ndong Anseme, Alipio Ndong Asumu and Jacinto Micha Obiang were executed immediately aft....... [more]

Equatorial Guinea court sentences 7 Nigerians for palace attack
April 6, 2010
An Equatorial Guinea court on Monday sentenced seven Nigerians to 12 years in prison for a 2009 attack on the presidential palace. Court president Antonio Pascual Ojo Ebobo found the Nigerians guilty of terrorism and said they would be fined 149 million CFA francs (USD $310,000). The Nigerians, alon....... [more]

Equatorial Guinea president pardons convicted coup leader
November 4, 2009
Former British officer Simon Mann, convicted last year of involvement in a 2004 coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea, was released from prison Tuesday after being pardoned by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Mann and his accomplices, four South African mercenaries, left the....... [more]

France court refuses to hear embezzlement case against African heads of state
October 29, 2009
The Paris Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to hear an embezzlement case brought by the anti-corruption group Transparency International (TI) against the late president of Gabon, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the president of Equatorial Guinea. The complaint accused....... [more]

Equatorial Guinea court convicts British ex-officer for coup attempt
July 7, 2008
A court in Equatorial Guinea Monday convicted British national Simon Mann for his involvement in an alleged 2004 coup attempt against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Mann was sentenced to 34 years in prison, to be served at Blackbeach prison in Malabo. The sentence is longer than the 31 ye....... [more]




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    Government of Equatorial Guinea

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    Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea [AI]

    Equatorial Guinea [HRW]

    Equatorial Guinea [UN OHCHR]

    Equatorial Guinea [CIA Factbook]

    Equatorial Guinea [US State Dept.]

    Equatorial Guinea [UK FCO]

    Equatorial Guinea [Wikipedia]

    PANA [regional news agency]

    La Gaceta [newspaper]