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Latest news from Equatorial Guinea

EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Allegations of torture after another coup trial

DAKAR, 26 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - Amnesty International has called the trial of another batch of alleged coup plotters in Equatorial Guinea unfair and expressed concern over allegations of torture and possible disappearances. Full report


EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Up to 80 feared dead as plane crashes with no survivors

MALABO, 18 Jul 2005 (IRIN) - An aging transport plane belonging to the local airline Ecuatair crashed in the mountains of Bioko island on Saturday shortly after takeoff on a domestic flight to the African mainland part of Equatorial Guinea, eyewitnesses said. Full report


CENTRAL AFRICA: Ministers says rural electrification a must in war on poverty

BRAZZAVILLE, 14 Jul 2005 (IRIN) - Energy ministers from countries in Central Africa said on Wednesday the provision of electricity must be part of their national strategic plans to end poverty. Full report


EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Presidential pardon for six Armenians jailed for coup

LIBREVILLE, 7 Jun 2005 (IRIN) - President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has pardoned six Armenian pilots who were sentenced to between 14 and 24 years in prison last November for allegedly taking part in a mercenary plot to overthrow him. Full report


EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Exiled leader resurfaces saying hit men spared his life

DAKAR, 3 May 2005 (IRIN) - Severo Moto, the leader of Equatorial Guinea’s self-styled government-in-exile, has resurfaced in Spain after being reported missing and has said he miraculously escaped an assassination bid.Full report


EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Exiled dissident leader reported missing by wife

DAKAR, 20 Apr 2005 (IRIN) - Severo Moto, the exiled leader of the opposition movement in Equatorial Guinea, has gone missing from his home in Spain and police are investigating his disappearance amid fears that he may have been assassinated.Full report


EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Prisoners face death by starvation, says Amnesty

LIBREVILLE, 15 Apr 2005 (IRIN) - At least 70 prisoners being held in Equatorial Guinea’s notorious Black Beach prison outside the capital Malabo are facing death by starvation, Amnesty International said in a report this week. Full report


EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Cholera epidemic kills 15 in capital

DAKAR, 25 Feb 2005 (IRIN) - Some 15 people have died in a cholera outbreak in Malabo, the island capital of Equatorial Guinea, and nearly 1,000 more have fallen ill, officials at the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. Full report


CENTRAL AFRICA: Leaders sign new treaty to protect rainforest

BRAZZAVILLE, 7 Feb 2005 (IRIN) - Leaders of the 10 countries that make up the Congo Basin on Saturday concluded a treaty aimed at protecting the world's second largest rainforest. Full report


EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Mercenary trial was unfair, legal observers say

DAKAR, 1 Dec 2004 (IRIN) - Specialists in international law and human rights who observed the recent trial of alleged coup plotters and mercenaries in Equatorial Guinea said on Wednesday that it had been conducted unfairly and in breach of international conventions. Full report

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