November 13, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
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. ...[read more]
November 16, 2011
by Katherine Getty
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, ...[read more]
November 14, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
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 ...[read more]
November 9, 2010
by Sarah Posner
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- ...[read more]
September 6, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
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 ...[read more]
September 3, 2010
by Megan McKee
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 ...[read more]
August 25, 2010
by Sarah Miley
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 ...[read more]
April 6, 2010
by Ann Riley
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, ...[read more]
November 4, 2009
by Andrea Bottorff
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... ...[read more]
October 29, 2009
by Megan McKee
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 ...[read more]

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