Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 19th, 2013
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In his 1981 farewell speech, President Jimmy Carter said, “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.” In a New York Times op-ed piece in June 2012, Carter cautioned, “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 10th, 2013
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Following the passage of the 2013 Appropriation Bill last December, a public commentator, Mr. Igboka Uwadiegwu, wrote: “Nigeria’s national budget is 5 trillion Naira? Nigeria is not a poor country then, Nigeria is a miserable country. Five trillion Naira would be something like 33 billion USD o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 11th, 2012
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Katie Gresham In honor of World Human Rights Day (December 10), I would like to present to you the top 10 worst human rights offenders in the world, with a little help from Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International. This list is far from comprehensive and updated stats in January m...
By IndepthAfrica
In Equatorial Guinea
Sep 27th, 2012
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Helping developing countries make progress in eradicating extreme poverty is the most pressing issue that the international community faces today, the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, told the United Nations General Assembly today. “The annual victims of hunger and disea...
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In Angola
Sep 1st, 2012
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David Smith ,guardian.co.uk Dos Santos, expected to remain president after Friday’s election, has avoided external criticism during his 33 years in power. He has an authoritarian streak a mile wide, say his foes, and has ruled his country longer than Robert Mugabe. Yet José Eduardo dos Santos i...
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In Central Africa
May 25th, 2012
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Cape Town – A human rights lawyer from Equatorial Guinea on Thursday criticised the appointment of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema’s corruption-tainted eldest son as his deputy. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue or “Teodorin”, whose US assets are under scrutiny and is wanted for mo...
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In Angola
May 18th, 2012
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Angola’s Supreme Court has annulled the appointment of the country’s electoral commission chief, a nomination which the opposition had criticised but which the ruling MPLA party defended as impartial, state news agency Angop reported on Thursday. Angola, Africa’s second-largest oil ...
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In Central Africa
Mar 27th, 2012
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Two French judges, Roger Le Loire and Rene Grouman, consider there are grounds to suspect , who is agriculture minister in the tiny oil-rich central African country, acquired real estate in France by fraud. The government in Malabo recently rejected a request for French magistrates to interview the s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 16th, 2012
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Uche Igwe Africa’s greedy rulers have looted the immense resources of their own countries, leaving the people poor and desperate. The continent’s people must rise up and hold the rulers to account through proper governance mechanisms that will ensure transparent management of national resources. he p...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2012
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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D. Regular readers of my columns and write-ups on African politics and culture know quite well that I am a passionate partisan for all things Ghanaian and African. I am also an incurably proud Ghanaian who believes in the immutable principles of truth and fairness in ...