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Equatorial Guinea Grants Political Amnesty Before Talks

Equatorial Guinea's president has granted an amnesty for political crimes, state media reported, as part of efforts to convince exiled politicians and other opposition figures to join a rare round of talks next month. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the oil-rich state since 1979, announced the “national dialog” - only the third such meeting in the country's history - in September, saying it should include all parties. Long accused of corruption and political repression by...

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