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Mail & Guardian
Tutu Alicante
July 25, 2014

A look at the relationship between South Africa and Equatorial Guinea: we expect moral leadership from SA on the African continent.

John R. Stewart, Jr.

Only Somalia ranks below Equatorial Guinea in the World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Indicators. International agencies report diverse and sometimes contradictory statistics on the country. The last national census, upon which many statistical indicators must be framed, is not convincing. Although the data are unreliable, there is general agreement that the socioeconomic situation of the population is poor and may even be getting worse despite rapid growth in national income. Social development must begin with the selection of the critical issues, and proceed through the formulation, implementation and evaluation of policies. Each phase requires credible, objective statistics. Efforts to improve the limited statistical base for Equatorial Guinea should take into account the unique situation of this society, which has a legacy of extreme underdevelopment and isolation, and a reign of terror that was arguably more intense than those in Cambodia or Rwanda. Added to this mix is the large current injection of petrodollars that is bringing rapid changes to a society that is not experienced in policy analysis and decision making. Equatorial Guinea might benefit from study of the progress in statistical capacity that has been made in its neighbor countries of Cameroon and Sao Tome and Principe. The World Bank
Statistical Capacity Indicators for these two countries have shown significant improvements in recent years.

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Equatorial Guinea excluded from the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index due to lack of data.

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Equatorial Guinea excluded from the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index due to lack of data.

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Equatorial Guinea excluded from the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index due to lack of data.

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Equatorial Guinea excluded from the 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index due to lack of data.

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September 2, 2014

EG Justice is seeking a person for the Program and Development Coordinator position.

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Human Rights Watch
September 15, 2014

"The dire conditions in Equatorial Guinea and the government’s record of high-level corruption, and human rights abuses should have dissuaded UNESCO from allowing President Obiang to preside over the award event."

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June 26, 2014

The Head of the United Nations, Spain's Prime Minister, and global leaders will gather in Equatorial Guinea for African Union Summit.

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June 29, 2011

Security forces in Equatorial Guinea detained more than 100 youth during the last week of May. The reasons for the detentions remain unclear.

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