Oil Bonanza Sparks Problems in Equatorial Guinea The island nation of Equatorial Guinea in West Africa was one the world's poorest countries just 10 years ago. But now, the discovery of oil is making government leaders very wealthy. It's also landed American oil companies in the center of a congressional investigation concerning deposits of hundreds of millions of dollars into the accounts of Equatorial Guinea's president. Hear NPR's Jason Beaubien.
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Oil Bonanza Sparks Problems in Equatorial Guinea

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Oil Bonanza Sparks Problems in Equatorial Guinea

Oil Bonanza Sparks Problems in Equatorial Guinea

Oil Bonanza Sparks Problems in Equatorial Guinea

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The island nation of Equatorial Guinea in West Africa was one the world's poorest countries just 10 years ago. But now, the discovery of oil is making government leaders very wealthy. It's also landed American oil companies in the center of a congressional investigation concerning deposits of hundreds of millions of dollars into the accounts of Equatorial Guinea's president. Hear NPR's Jason Beaubien.