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…

130 Arrested, Facebook Blocked

Breaking News:  January 4, 2018 - Today.ng reports an AFP story that Facebook, WhatsApp and VPNs have been blocked in my former host country, Equatorial Guinea. And... February 5, 2018 - News24 reports an AFP story that 130 members of the opposition party have been detained. In other news reports, opposition leaders say that number is actually…

Breaking News: Coup Attempt in My Old Neighborhood, Equatorial Guinea

I know I promised you a close up look at smallpox, and I'll get back to that, but I have to tell you about a coup attempt that hits close to home. Is it for real? Or one more excuse to eliminate opposition voices? Billions in petro-dollars flow into the miniscule country these days, but…