Equatorial Guinea under microscope over oil money
Critics say cash goes to leaders, not needy citizens


By DONNA BRYSON
Associated Press

Is a traditional tribal leader a government official, and could giving money to him be considered bribery?

The questions, which energy company executives grappled with recently during a workshop in Equatorial Guinea, are more than academic exercise. Oil seems to have enriched the nation's leaders alone, as citizens sank deeper into poverty, disease and hopelessness.




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