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Letting Equatorial Guinea's Teodorin Obiang off lightly for corruption sends out the wrong message.

Despite being called out for 'relentless embezzlement and extortion', Equatorial Guinea's vice president walked away from a French court with a suspended jail sentence.

- - UK | Guinea schoolchildren protest in support of teachers' strike.

Thousands of schoolchildren in Guinea have descended onto the streets of the west African country on Monday to support a walkout by their teachers against the government.

- - ZA

'Colonial' fears holding Australia back as China signs Silk Road deals with PNG.

Papua New Guinea signs a series of infrastructure deals with China as part of Beijing's One Belt, One Road initiative, as Labor warns that fears of being an "overbearing colonial power" in the Pacific are giving other countries the front foot.

- ABC News - AU

EU boosts budget for education in emergencies.

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

In Bolivia Began a Meeting of Countries - Exporters of Natural Gas.

From November 24, Bolivia will hold a fourth meeting of gas exporting countries that control 70 percent of global blue-fuel reserves, 40 percent of gas pipelines and 65 percent of global LNG trades, reports TASS. The Forum of Exporters of Gas is an international, intergovernmental organization established in 2008. Its ...

- Novinite - BG

Mugabe's Dictatorial End: A Great Lesson for South Sudan.

by Matai Muon In Africa's model of democracy, serving longer equates to a higher level of democratic peace and stability. From Sudan to DRC, Equatorial Guinea to Uganda, Rwanda to Zimbabwe, the list is virtually endless, governments have stayed on for several decades without any transition. Rephrasing President Yoweri ...

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African Union Calls for Libya 'Slave Market' Probe.

The African Union on Friday called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men. The demand followed the release of CNN footage of a live auction in Libya where black youths were presented ...

- Voice of America - US

Falling Iraqi Oil Output Drags OPEC Production Down.

All data below is based on the latest OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report. All data is through October 2017 and is in thousand barrels per day. I have now included Equatorial Guinea although I only have data from January 2015 from OPEC's secondary sources. The January 2015 E. Guinea data was extended back to January 2005. I ...

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African Footballer of the Year 2017: Naby Keita profile.

BBC Sport profiles Guinea and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, a nominee for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 award.

- BBC - UK

Guinea: Judges Conclude 2009 Massacre Inquiry.

– The panel of Guinean judges investigating the September 28, 2009 massacre of more than 150 protesters and rape of 100 women by the security forces during a peaceful protest concluded their investigation on November 9 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The development is a major, much-awaited step in ensuring justice ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Equatorial Guinea: President's Son Convicted of Laundering Millions.

Expand Teodorin Nguema, Equatorial Guinea's vice president and son of President Teodoro Obiang. © Getty Images – A Parisian court on October 27, 2017, convicted the president of Equatorial Guinea's eldest son in absentia of embezzling tens of millions of euro from his government and laundering the proceeds in France. The ...

- Human Rights Watch - US