In the Congo Basin the Myth of 'Selective Logging Bites the Dust'
[Greenpeace] There is an urgent need to find a solution to protect the remaining intact forests in the Congo Basin, while also respecting the rights of forest dependent and indigenous communities. Unless new conservation approaches are developed, these forests will be lost within this century.
Does France Have Right to Prosecute Vice President Obiang?
[RFI] After an investigation lasting several years, France has put the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea on trial for corruption. Teodorin Nguema Obiang is charged with embezzling many millions from state funds. But his lawyers argue that he behaved perfectly legally according to his own country's laws.
Trial of Obiang's Son Postponed
[Deutsche Welle] A French court decided to adjourn the corruption trial of the son of Equatorial Guinea's president until June 19. Proceedings in the case against Teodorin Obiang have come to a halt two days after they had begun.
Army Contingent Back From Equatorial Guinea
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Defence Forces' training contingent to the Equatorial Guinea has returned home after training that country's military officers for the past one year.
Obiang Lawyers Call for Paris Corruption Trial to Be Adjourned
[RFI] Lawyers for Teodorin Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, called for his trial to be adjourned when it opened in Paris on Monday.