Category Archives: Spanish Guinea

How aid workers get around

For those lords of poverty, the aid workers, the Toyota Land Cruiser is the only way to go

For the lords of poverty, a Toyota Land Cruiser is the only way to go

Finding himself in Malabo (formerly Santa Isabel de Fernando Póo), capital of Equatorial Guinea (the former Spanish Guinea), Dalrymple spends

a very happy afternoon counting the number of aid agencies whose white Land Cruisers pass me in the street (the only vehicles there are).

He counts 27 agencies in all,

which goes to show that corrupt dictatorships are the boon of aid agencies.

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Francisco Macías Nguema

Francisco Macías Nguema

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