Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea's ecology is under threat in the long term, observers warn, because of the abusive felling of trees and possible marine contamination.

On the west coast of Africa a small country about the size of Belgium was blessed by God with a wealth of natural resources. It had fertile soil, ample rainfall, an abundance of fish in its rivers and the ocean, and mineral deposits, including the recently discovered oil. With a very small population of only 500,000 people there should have been no limit to the well-being and prosperity of its citizens.

But nature and history are often at odds with each other. There are misunderst...read more