President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s richest man. Equatorial Guinea is Africa’s richest country per capita. Most of Equatorial Guinea’s oil is imported to the United States. The population of Equatorial Guinea is roughly 720,000. The nation’s oil wealth could easily see to the needs of the people. However, most of the country lives in poverty.
With more of U.S. oil coming from Equatorial Guinea we have a responsibility to give scrutiny to our use of oil. Each time we fill up at the pump we are contributing to poverty and oppression in Equatorial Guinea. There is a direct relationship between our use of oil and Equatorial Guinea’s starving population.
Tutu Alicante runs EG Justice. The Guardian referred to EG Justice as the “first and only international advocacy organisation dedicated to transparency” in Equatorial Guinea. EG Justice works with international organizations to bring attention to human rights issues and to inform policy.