President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea has hired a Washington lobbying firm to improve his image while international oil companies spend millions of dollars to support the Equato-Guinean regime.
Opposition activists, such as Marcial Abaga Barril, face enormous challenges in Equatorial Guinea, a country that can't shake its legacy of torture and political oppression.
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang believes Africa's "bad image" is the media's fault. His solution: heavy-handed censorship of local and foreign journalists.
For a rich country, Equatorial Guinea's education system is impoverished, overpopulated and understaffed.
Equatorial Guinea co-hosted the Cup of African Nations 2012 soccer tournament, the continent's most glamorous sporting event. Was it a showcase for dictatorship?
House fires occur frequently in communities like New Billing, Equatorial Guinea, where residents do their cooking over open fires inside shacks made of wood and tin.
Equatorial Guinea’s government detains, tortures and blacklists members of the country’s only legitimate opposition party.
Equatorial Guinea, which recently co-hosted Africa's showcase soccer tournament, is a rich country, but a dictatorial regime has manged to keep its people locked down in a state of crippling poverty.
"Who is Africa's Worst Leader? Hint: Probably not Robert Mugabe."
That's what Peter Maass entitled a blog entry for Slate in June 2008. After all the media attention accorded to Mugabe's brutality and corruption, who would expect to find a head-of-state better suited for the distinction?
With access to Equatorial Guinea normally tightly controlled by the government, a showcase soccer tournament gives a rare glimpse of life in a rich country wracked by poverty.