Opposition Party Banned, Activists get 30+ Years

Extra Edition When we lived in Equatorial Guinea during smallpox eradication, the dictator of this sinister place, President Macias Nguema, outlawed political opposition. He instituted the Partido Unico Nacional (P.U.N.) the Single National Party. 48 years later, I have the sad duty to share breaking news that feels like a replay. The court has banned…

Bangladesh, grandmother carrying baby with smallpox, 1975

Smallpox Does Its Dirty Deed

Smallpox virus is an equal opportunity borrower. It has to live. It has to replicate itself in order to live. It has to borrow human cells in order to replicate. It has to continually find new cells that are usable--cells that aren't already mutilated. When it has used up the cells in one human host…

147 Activists Face Death

Extra Edition: 147 Activists Face Death Penalty in Equatorial Guinea.  AFP* reports this bleak breaking news from my former host country. It follows on the heels of the news about a coup attempt, firings, arrests and the blocking of channels such as Facebook. (See my two previous posts.)     The Charges February 14, 2018…