The Head of State and of the Government, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in his speech during the opening of the Conference on Human Rights and Civil Society, which is taking place in Sipopo, recommended the creation of Human Rights institutions in every African country. The full text of the speech by the President is included here.
In his speech, the President of the Republic explained that “without fully rejecting those international organisations in matters of Human Rights, governability and transparency, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea would propose the creation of analogous Human Rights institutions in every African country, through which the international organisations could receive reports on the situation regarding Human Rights in African countries, instead of their reports being the rehash of opinions endorsed by political dissidents in the diaspora”.
In addition, he accused international Human Rights organisations of receiving financing from some powers to carry out defamatory media campaigns, spreading “non-existent dramatic situations regarding Human Rights, under the pretext of justifying the so-called humanitarian interventions, without having visited our country”.
Furthermore, the Head of State reported that “Equatorial Guinea has been the victim of this defamatory campaign on which the powers relied to invade the country in 2004, and recently in December last year, with failed operations thanks to the support of African countries”.
H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo indicated that the he urged the Government, not only to strictly apply Human Rights, but also to raise awareness, through the integration of civil society in democratic processes, in order to create within the people a legal culture of Human Rights”.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea