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Equatorial Guinea - News and Analysis

Bottoming Dollars: What Effect will the US Federal Taper have on Africa?

Ghana's cedi and South Africa's rand are depreciating dramatically as the US slows down quantitative easing. But the US' move is not all bad news for Africa.

Why a Multimillion Dollar Clock Might Mean Time is Up for Francafrique

The French investigation into the massive wealth of long standing Central African rulers and French allies may be changing the French model of neo-colonialism in Africa.

The Rise and Rise of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

West Africa's Gulf of Guinea has overtaken the Somali coast as Africa's main piracy hotspot, and this upward trend looks set to continue.

Will Oil Resources be a Blessing or a Curse for Malawi?

With its natural resources, Malawi has the opportunity to take the road less travelled: that of transparency, accountability and shared prosperity.

Monkey Business: The Rise of Bushmeat

Tackling booming bushmeat trade will require offering local alternatives as well as effective enforcement.

The Contradictions of the UNESCO Obiang Prize

Open letters urge UNESCO to reconsider awarding $3m to President Obiang.

Africa Cup of Nations: the Continent's Biggest Sporting Event Begins

Equatorial Guinea and Gabon gear up for three weeks of football.

Consensual Rape in Francafrique Currency Markets

Fourteen African countries are set to suffer as a result of France's neo-colonialist self-interests.

Where Oppression Still Reigns

Archbishop Desmond Tutu argues that the people of Equatorial Guinea need justice, not a $3 million science prize funded by their president.

“The Ironies are Just too Much”

Equatorial Guinea hosts the 17th African Union Summit for Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development.

“Healthy People, Healthy Business” - a Discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa

Private sector health initiatives are supported, but the real lessons may be for governments.