Posts tagged "oil"

Poverty amid the Plenty in Equatorial Guinea

By Joseph Kraus, Policy Manager for Transparency and Accountability at ONE Cross posted from Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa   Teodoro Obiang Nguema, the president of Equatorial Guinea for the last 33 years, stated in a recent interview that people in Equatorial Guinea “do not know what poverty is.” My friend and colleague, Marcial Abaga...

President Obiang’s continued abuse and misuse of UNESCO

By Joseph Kraus Cross posted with permission from the ONE Campaign Blog. Reason and good sense do not always prevail. On March 8, 2012, UNESCO’s executive board voted 33-18 (with six abstentions) to award a renamed prize sponsored by President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. The divisive vote marked the first time in UNESCO’s history that a...