Equatorial Guinea

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Amnesty International
Reports on human rights violations in African countries and Equatorial Guinea report.Use the Search box to locate news releases, reports, examples - July 2004. 1996-1999. http://www.amnesty.org/

Arcadia University. Center for Education Abroad - West African Biodiversity and Economic Development
The program fee is approx. $10,000. "Arcadia University offers a fall semester in Equatorial Guinea, Western Central Africa. The program is based at La Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial on Bioko Island, a hotspot for cultural and biological diversity in the Bight of Biafra. Participating students live in a spacious program house in the capital city of Malabo and attend classes taught primarily in English alongside students from the local University. Coursework includes project-oriented learning in forests, local schools, or the community." http://www.arcadiaabroad.com/

BBC - Coup!"
British Broadcasting Corp. program based on the 2004 attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea by Simon Mann, friend of Sir Mark Thatcher. http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/coup/

Bioko Primate Protection Program
"Bioko [formerly Fernando Po] has more species of rare monkeys than any other place in Africa." Information on tourism, endangered primates and turtles. The Bioko Primate Protection Program, a not-for-profit conservation organization, is part of Beaver College in Glenside, Pennsylvania. The college leads an annual expedition to the Gran Caldera, Bioko Island of scientists, college professors, graduate and undergraduate students. Has links to other Eq. Guinea sites. http://www.bioko.org/

Catholic Relief Services. Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor - by Ian Gary and Terry Lynn Karl
In English, French, Portuguese. Full text, 110 pages in PDF. Covers Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon. Based in Baltimore, Maryland. http://www.crs.org/get_involved/advocacy/policy_and_strategic_issues/oil_report_one.cfm

Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps
Has links to vegetation/forest maps Equatorial Guinea, etc. Compiled by Claire Englander of the Univ. of California-Berkeley, University & Jepson Herbaria/SMASCH Project, and Philip Hoehn from the Stanford University Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/vegmaps.html

Christian Science Monitor - "Gushers of wealth, but little trickles down"
July 21, 1999 article on Equatorial Guinea, by David Hecht. "The UN says that 80 percent of the wealth is being amassed by less than 5 percent of the population. Most of the 5 percent are members of longtime President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo's family clan,..." http://www.csmonitor.com/atcsmonitor/specials/bhmonth/news/p-0721oil.html

Clist, Bernard - Anthropology Back Door to the Web
Full text research papers include:

  • Nouvelles données archéologiques sur l'histoire ancienne de la Guinée-Equatoriale (1998). New Archaeological Data on the Ancient History of Equatorial Guinea. In French with abstract in English. Full text of an article from L'Anthropologie, (Paris) 1998, Tome 102, No. 2, p. 213-217.
  • Histoire de la recherche archéologique en Afrique centrale des origines jusque 1990

Site maintained by B.Clist. http://www.clist.eu/

Convergencia para la Democracia Social, CPDS
In Spanish. Convergence for Social Democracy, "El partido del cambio de Guinea Ecuatorial." Opposition political party. Has issues of its newsletter, La Verdad, Órgano informativo de CPDS, press communiques. In the Dec. 2002 presidential election its candidate, along with candidates of the other main opposition parties, withdrew claiming voting was fradulent. Links to related sites. Based in Malabo, República de Guinea Ecuatorial. http://cpds-gq.org/

Corporate Council on Africa (Washington, D.C.) - Equatorial Guinea
The Council has published an investment guide on Equatorial Guinea, a country with the fourth highest amount of U.S. investments in Africa. The CCA, formed in 1992, is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization of American corporations and individuals "committed to developing the African private sector and strengthening the commercial relationship between the United States and Africa." "Its over 170 member companies represent approx. 85 percent of American private sector investment in Africa." Organizes trade missions, has links to African privitization agencies. http://www.africacncl.org/

Digital Chart of the World Data Server, Pennsylvania State University Libraries
One can download the boundaries and layers of individual countries, in Arc/INFO export format, from ESRI's Digital Chart of the World data set. The web site gives a preview of the map. Maps are also created in postscript or gif format. http://www.maproom.psu.edu/dcw/

ECOFAC, Conservation et utilisation rationnelle des Ecosystèmes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale.
In French.  ECOFAC, funded by the European Union, is concerned with the environment and biodiversity of forests, animal life, etc. in the Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome. Has the full text of its bulletin, Canopée, on line. http://www.ecofac.org/

EG Justice

Ekis, Ch. - "Die Diktatur Macías Nguema in Äquatorialguinea 1968-1979. Repräsentation und Reflexion."
In German. The name Ch. Ekis is a pseudonym. Wissenschaftliche Arbeit zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades Magister Artium im Fach Afrikanistik. In one long document of 91 pages. Thesis completed for Humboldt-Universität, Berlin. http://user.berlin.de/~ch.ekis/

Equatorial Guinea Archive
News in English, Spanish, French, a Who's Who in Politics, directory of cabinet members, many links to information on Equatorial Guinea. Use their "Search this site" to locate articles. http://www.equatorialguinea.advocate.net/

Equatorial Guinea. Government
In Spanish, English, French. Official site. News, economy, culture, sports, statistics, national anthem, photos, etc. Maintained by Equatorial Guinea's Press and Information Office. http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com/

Equatorial Guinea. Ministry of Mines and Energy (Malabo)
Official site. Has a geology / minerals map of Rio Muni, historical seismic/well data and reconnaissance surveys available from the Exploration Consultants Group of Companies (ECL) in the U.K., other reports (for tens of thousands of $$), summary of petroleum legislation, photos of oil operations, etc. http://www.equatorialoil.com

Ethnologue - Equatorial Guinea
From the publication, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes. For each African country provides no. of speakers, dialects, linguistic affiliation, language map, etc. http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Equatorial+Guinea

GETESA, Sociedad Anonima de Telecomunicaciones de la Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial
Telecom and internet service provider. In Malabo. http://www.intnet.gq/

Guinea Ecuatorial Democratica
In Spanish. Site promoting democracy in the country, includes a bibliography, older news. publishes an e-news journal, Noticias de Guinea Ecuatorial. From the Asociacion para la Solidaridad Democratica con Guinea Ecuatorial, ASODEGUE. http://www.ccoo.es/guinea.ec_democratica/index.html

Guinea Ecuatorial. Gobierno de Guinea Ecuatorial en el exilio en el Exilio - Equatorial Guinea Government-in-exile
In Spanish. Official site. News, interviews, statements, Amnesty International reports, etc. Site based in Spain. http://www.guinea-ecuatorial.org/

Guinea Ecuatorial Page - Patricio Nbe Ondo
In Spanish. Facts about the country, maps, photos of the currency, interviews / articles (mayor of Malabo, President Obiang, Amnesty International), photographs, history (based on the guide book, Guinea Ecuatorial, by José Díez Vilas), related web sites, books on Eq. Guinea. Opposed to the present Eq. Guinea government of Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Maintained by Patricio Nbe Ondo who lives in Malabo; this name is a pseudonym. http://www.angelfire.com/sk2/guineaecuatorial

Hosts a discussion list. To subscribe, send e-mail to: guinea-SUBSCRIBE@egroups.com
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Gulf of Guinea Islands' Biodiversity Network
"This website aims to provide information about the biodiversity, and its conservation, of the four Gulf of Guinea islands of Bioko, Príncipe, São Tomé and Annobón." Includes full text reports on birds, fish, plants, trees, wild animals, links to related sites, abstracts of research papers, a species list (reptiles, amphibians, birds), etc. From the Gulf of Guinea Conservation Group which is based on the island of São Tomé. http://www.ggcg.st

Hijas del Sol, Sibeba
Retiro Management - In Spanish. Biography, discography, concert schedule, photographs, related sites. http://www.retiromanagement.com/lashijas.html

Nube Negra - In Spanish and English. Piruchi Apo Botupá and her niece Paloma Loribo Apo are from Equatorial Guinea. There are no audio clips. On the web site of Nube Negra, a label for other African groups.http://www.nubenegra.com/hijas_del_sol_sibeba.html

RootsWorld - on their albums, Kotto and Kchaba, from the music magazine.

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK), the IBRU is concerned with "problems associated with international boundaries on land and at sea, including their delimitation, demarcation and management."  One of its most useful features is a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources. One can also do keyword searches of messages posted to their email discussion list, Int-Boundaries. Has links to related net resources.   http://www-ibru.dur.ac.uk

International Court of Justice. Land and Maritime Boundary Between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria)
Case instituted in 1994, has written and oral pleadings, orders, judgments, press communiques. "On 30 June 1999 Equatorial Guinea filed an Application for permission to intervene in the...case. It stated that the purpose of its intervention was "to protect [its] legal rights in the Gulf of Guinea." http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/idocket/icn/icnframe.htm

International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) (Washington, D.C.)
IFES' May 1998 monthly report (in Adobe .pdf format) includes Equatorial Guinea. Has "1996 Presidential Elections in Equatorial Guinea, Observation Report", by Pamela Reeves. March 1996. http://www.ifes.org/index.htm

International Monetary Fund - Equatorial Guinea and the IMF
Full text reports on economic devopment, Statistical Appendices, etc. http://www.imf.org/external/country/GNQ/index.htm

Land Cover and Land Use Change in Tropical Rainforest of Africa
"In this study, we propose to use high resolution satellite imagery to map areas of forest clearing and general land cover types for the entire Central African tropical region." "The resulting land cover map will be integrated in a socio-economic study to assess the trends and patterns of deforestation by including demographic and social and environmental policies." Concerns Equatorial Guinea and other countries.. By Sasan Saatchi and Al Wong, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Cailfornia.  http://southport.jpl.nasa.gov/centralafrica/africa.html

Mbendi - Equatorial Guinea
Good source on the economy, oil industry and the mining industry, doing business in the country.. MBendi is a South African consulting group. http://mbendi.co.za/cyeqcy.htm

National Liberation Movement of Equatorial Guinea, MONALIGE
Site has closed. Organization opposed to the present Equatorial Guinea Government. 

Network Startup Resource Center
Information on the internet and networking in Equatorial Guinea. Has full text documents providing a history of the internet in Equatorial Guinea. NSRC, run by Randy Bush, John Klensin, Steven Huter, Michael Downhill, is a major site for information on electronic networking in Africa. http://www.nsrc.org/db/lookup/ISO=GQ

noticias de guinea ecuatorial (Madrid)
In Spanish. "Publicación mensual editada y distribuida por ASODEGUE, Madrid, Spain. http://www.ccoo.es/guinea.ec_democratica/asodegue.html

Partido del Progreso de Guinea Ecuatorial
In Spanish. Turn off Active X in the Internet Explorer browser before accessing this site. Otherwise you will get many pop-up ads. [Or use the Mozilla browser and block popups.] Party President is Severo Moto Nsa. Party history, commentary, election manifesto, photographs. Web site based in Barcelona, Spain. http://club.telepolis.com/ppge/

Polisci.com - Equatorial Guinea
Information on the government, basic facts, from the annual published by Keynote Publishing Co., The Almanac of Politics & Government. http://www.polisci.com/world/nation/EK.htm

Resistencia Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial, RENAGE
In Spanish. "La Resistencia Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial RENA-GE, es el resultado del esfuerzo y de la voluntad expresados por nuestros pueblos para reunificar e integrar a las fuerzas políticas y sociales capaces de promover, dirigir y, en definitiva, constituir una alternativa democrática creíble en nuestro país." Its President is Daniel Mba Oyono. Documents, resolutions, political program, press releases, etc. http://www.renage.org

Severo Moto Organización
In Spanish. Site for Severo Moto Nsa, opposition leader living in exile in Spain. Articles (by Max Liniger-Goumaz and others), statements and interviews by Moto http://www.severomoto.org/
Silverstein, Ken - "U.S. Oil Politics in the 'Kuwait of Africa'
"The Bush Administration, urged by the oil industry, has embraced a corrupt regime." April 22, 2002 full text article from The Nation magazine. http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20020422&s=silverstein

Sociedad Anonima de Telecomunicaciones de la Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial (GETESA)
In Spanish. Based in Malabo.http://www.getesa.gq/

United Nations. Cartographics Section
In English and French. Has detailed African maps (regional, country for most countries) in Adobe pdf format. Describes the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Map Collection. http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm

United Nations Development Program. Human Development Report
2000 Report: In Adobe PDF format; difficult to search, use the binocular icon. http://www.undp.org/hdr2000/english/HDR2000.html
From 1996 + the Human Development Index is available online and covers Eq. Guinea. http://www.undp.org/hdro/

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Has full text reports of the Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Equatorial Guinea, 1996 + . http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/7/d/e_guinea/eqglist.htm

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Equatorial Guinea
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/world-leaders-e/equatorial-guinea.html

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. CIA World Factbook - Equatorial Guinea
Basic facts on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. Includes a map. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ek.html

U.S. Congress
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information, provides keyword search access to the full text of the U.S. Congressional Record (similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates) and to Congressional legislation. For example, find the notice of the nomination of the U.S. Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea. http://thomas.loc.gov/

U.S. Department of Justice. Foreign Agents Registration Act. Semi-annual Report.
Lists for individuals or companies "engaging in political activities for or on behalf of foreign governments, foreign political parties and other foreign principals." Includes reports on Equatorial Guinea. See the FARA First Semi-Annual Report and Second Semi-Annual Report. http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fara/

U.S. Department of State. Consular Information Sheet - Equatorial Guinea

U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Equatorial Guinea
2012 Report, 2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/hr/

United States. Embassy. Equatorial Guinea (Malabo)
Visa information, ambassador's profile, holidays observed, etc. http://malabo.usembassy.gov/

United States. Energy Information Administration. Country Analysis Briefs - Equatorial Guinea
Information on oil, natural gas, electricity. Has an economic, energy, and environment overview and information on political/economic factors affecting the energy sector. See also the Energy Data page. http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/eqguinea.html

Velloso, Augustin - Articles on Equatorial Guinea
Agustín Velloso is Professor of Education Sciences at the National Univeristy of Education in Madrid.
Waiting for Godot in Equatorial Guinea … the Rest of the World Waits Too
, online newsletter, Dissident Voice, June 27, 2008
AIDS and the contradictions of Spanish development cooperation in Equatorial Guinea, on ZNet (connected with Z Magazine), May 1, 2008
Spain and Equatorial Guinea: development cooperation as fraud, Z Magazine, September 20, 2007
Equatorial Guinea: Beneath the oil boom, Pambazuka News, July 18, 2007
Guinea Ecuatorial: cooperantes y espejismos en la selva, Rebelión, 25 de septiembre de 2007
Recent Developments in Equatorial Guinea. So Close to the West, So Far From Democracy, Counterpunch, November 30, 2006
"Equatorial Guinea. A Few Rich, Many Poor", Counterpunch, June 9, 2003
"From Cocoa Fields to Oil in Equatorial Guinea. Where Trickle Down is Not Trickling", Counterpunch, November 1/2, 2003. Counterpunch is a political newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.
Guinea Ecuatorial: Cultura, derechos humanos y petróleo
In Spanish. Originally published in Mundo Negro, No. 473, abril 2003; now on the Asodegue site. Mundo Negro is the magazine of the Misioneros Combonianos. http://www.combonianos.com/mn/abril/05.htm

World Bank Group - Equatorial Guinea
Statistics (including gender), data profile, many full text reports on rural development, economic policy, education, environment, governance, finance, health, population, oil and gas, private sector, social protection, transportation, urban development. World Bank contacts. http://web.worldbank.org/

Printed Sources
"U.S. Report Details Money Laundering" by Lynnley Browning, in the New York Times, February 4, 2010, page B3. Concerns Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola. Also see United States Senate, Press Release. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/04/business/04bribe.html?ref=todayspaper
"Gushers of wealth, but little trickles down: Oil in Equatorial Guinea" by David Hecht, in the Christian Science Monitor, July 21, 1999, p. 7.
"Oil Riches, and Risks, in Tiny African Nation" by Norimitsu Onishi in the New York Times, July 23, 2000, p. A1, A4. Two photographs.
"Luba Journal; A Corner of Africa Where Dreams Gush Like Oil" by Norimitsu Onishi in the New York Times, July 28, 2000, p. A4