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Corrupt influence by Big Oil alleged: [US] Senate panel uncovers deals in West Africa [Equatorial Guinea]
Author: David Ivanovich, Houston Chronicle
Staffers on the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations pointed to arrangements between the oil companies and entities controlled by the family of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, as well as to scholarships doled out to relatives of the...
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Author: Justin Bloom, Washington Post
The [oil] companies paid for scholarships for children of [Equatorial Guinea]'s leaders, formed business ventures with government officials, hired companies linked to [President] Obiang and rented property from government officials and their relatives,...