The third edition of this standard reference work brings the history of Equatorial Guinea into the second Nguemist dictatorship, which began with the August 1979 coup of Obiang Nguema. It explains the continuity of the Nguema dynasty, marked by violence, disregard for human rights, nepotism, corruption, drug trafficking, and the confiscation of oil profits by high ranking members of the Clan of Mongomo. This edition also adds essential detail to the Report on Human Rights Practices that was submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, January 30, 1998.
Max Liniger-Goumaz, Ph.D., is an international expert and consultant on Africa, who has worked all over the continent since 1962 and is a writer on African and European issues. In 1983 he was awarded the W. Huber Prize by the Societe de Geographie of Paris for his work.