Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea: Legitimizing Obiang

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.

Equatorial Guinea: Stop the Press

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.

Equatorial Guinea: A House Fire in New Billing

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.

Malabo: Equatorial Guinea's Invisible City

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.

February 15, 2012

Equatorial Guinea: A Showcase for the Oil Curse

William Sands

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.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.