Search Results

Sort by
News

Repression at Odds with Extractive Industry Watchdog’s Requirements

(Paris) – Equatorial Guinea is seeking to rejoin a group that works to curb corruption in resource-rich countries, Human Rights Watch, EG Justice, and Publish What You Pay said today. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (…
201906bhr_equatorialguinea_eiti
News

French Court Orders 3-Year Suspended Sentence, Seizes Assets

(Paris) – A Parisian court on October 27, 2017, convicted the president of Equatorial Guinea’s eldest son in absentia of embezzling tens of millions of euro from his government and laundering the proceeds in France. The court handed down…
Teodorin Nguema, Equatorial Guinea's vice president and son of President Teodoro Obiang
News

As Reserves Dwindle, Little Time to Reverse Neglect of Health, Education

(Paris, June 15, 2017) – Equatorial Guinea’s mismanagement of its oil wealth has contributed to chronic underfunding of its public health and education systems in violation of its human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released…
After spending several million dollars on government buildings in Malabo, the capital, and Bata, the nation’s economic center, Equatorial Guinea is pouring billions of dollars into building a new administrative capital, Oyala, in the middle of the jungle.
News

Italian Citizen Targeted for Insider Knowledge of President’s Son

Update, July 4, 2014: Berardi was briefly allowed to go to Bata Central Hospital on the evening of July 2. The following day he was sent back to prison, where Berardi has again been denied medical treatment for his serious illnesses. (Nairobi, July 2,…
News

First Visit by United Nations Head, Spain’s Prime Minister

(New York) – Global leaders visiting Equatorial Guinea for an African Union summit should call on the government of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to improve its human rights record and urgently address corruption, EG Justice and Human Rights…
News

Money-Laundering Case Sends Strong Signal

(New York, March 21, 2014) – France’s indictment of the eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea on money-laundering charges sends a strong message in the global fight against kleptocracy, Human Rights Watch said today. French…
News

Country’s Citizens Denied Free, Fair Elections

(Washington, DC) – Latin American and African officials participating in a cross-regional meeting in Equatorial Guinea should press their host, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasago, to undertake serious human rights and democratic reforms ahead of…
News

Opposition Figures and Their Lawyers Harassed Ahead of 2013 Elections

(Washington, DC) – The most recent arbitrary detention of a leading opposition politician in Equatorial Guinea on December 4, 2012,raises concerns about human rights conditions in the lead-up to legislative elections in the first half of 2013. Since…
News

Obiang Should Tackle Corruption, Poverty, and Repression in Oil-Rich Equatorial Guinea

(Washington) – The president of Equatorial Guinea should take concrete steps to respect human rights, address corruption, and improve transparency, Global Witness, Human Rights Watch, Open Society Foundations, and Oxfam America said today. On June 15, the…
News

Son of President Facing Money Laundering Charges

(Paris) – The French Ministry of Justice should move swiftly to issue an international arrest warrant for the son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea, EG Justice, Human Rights Watch, and SHERPA said today. On April 11, 2012, judicial…
News

A Failure to Support Basic Human Rights and Good Governance

(Paris) – A split vote by UNESCO’s Executive Board to approve a prize sponsored by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea puts the president’s interests above UNESCO’s basic principles of human rights and good governance, seven civil…
News

Concern That Activism, Not Medical Case, May Be Real Reason

(London) – The detention without charge of Dr. Wenceslao Mansogo Alo, a medical doctor who is also a prominent human rights defender and opposition member in Equatorial Guinea, for more than five days following the death of a patient during surgery is a…
News

US Seeks to Claim Over $70 million in Items Owned by President Obiang’s Son

(Washington, DC) – United States authorities should move quickly on an investigation of suspected corruption and money-laundering by the eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Human Rights Watch said today. On October…
News

Equatorial Guinea Leader Failed in Bid for International Endorsement

(Paris) – The decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s executive board on October 4, 2011, to defer any action on a highly controversial life sciences prize named after and funded by President Teodoro Obiang…
News

Equatorial Guinea Seeks to Resurrect UNESCO-Obiang Science Award

(New York) – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization should reject a new bid to honor Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the president of Equatorial Guinea and now Africa's longest serving ruler, with a prize in his name, a group…
News

Government Curtails Political Rights, Disregards Social Needs

(Washington, DC) - 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…
News
(Washington, DC) - EG Justice and other civil society organizations today credited the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Executive Board for soundly rejecting a petition by the government of Equatorial Guinea to reinstate…
News

Executive Board Should Cancel Prize at October Meeting

(New York) - 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…
News

Prize Honoring Equatorial Guinea Leader Should Be Cancelled

(New York) - 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…
News
Summary The UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences is named after and financed by the dictator of the oil-rich West African country of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who presides over an…