34 Opponents Freed to Mark 50 Years of Equatorial Guinea Independence–But. . .

In what looks like a tropical paradise, press reports say that dictator Obiang of Equatorial Guinea has pardoned 34 members of the opposition party, among others, to mark the 50th anniversary of his country's independence from Spain. The main opposition party says many of those released have been tortured. Equatorial Guinea: President Obiang frees 34…

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…