Browsing All posts tagged under »Equatorial Guinea«

Ideal refuge for a kleptocrat

January 24, 2017


Given reports over the years of the dictatorial behaviour of The Gambia's president, Yahya Jammeh, of the use by his security forces of assassination and torture, along with his apparently liberal access to the national treasury, he has perhaps found, in Equatorial Guinea, his ideal refuge.

Nasty reality behind the Afcon soccer invitation

January 18, 2015


The brutal kleptocracy of Equatorial Guinea hopes to gain a measure of international acceptanceby hosting the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) soccer spectacle that kicked off this weekend. Terry Bell reports on the history of this tiny African nation.