Equatorial Guinea

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#25
1

Summary

Equatorial Guinea ranked 25th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and fell one place from 2017’s ranking. The re-election of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in Equatorial Guinea in April 2016 with 94 per cent of the vote means that he is entering his 37th year in power, the longest period in power of any sitting… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts1
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0002
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance6.3
Rise of factionalized elites8.2
Voice and Accountability-1.926
Political Stability-0.193
Rule of Law-1.436
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL12.849

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Equatorial Guinea ranked 25th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and fell one place from 2017’s ranking.

The re-election of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in Equatorial Guinea in April 2016 with 94 per cent of the vote means that he is entering his 37th year in power, the longest period in power of any sitting head of state worldwide. His grip on the country was aided by mass arrests of opposition activists before the election. But the slide in oil prices has hit the economy badly, unemployment is rising and Obiang and his family have been pursued in both the US and French courts for corruption. Obiang’s coup in 1979 followed a period of mass bloodshed that resulted in over a quarter of the population fleeing their homes.