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Topic - Hope Sullivan
When Africa's longest-serving dictator, Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang, faced his first election in 1996, he won with 98 percent of the vote. His percentages in subsequent elections would never reach that high, dropping to 97 percent by the time of his fourth electoral contest, in 2009.
"I am proud to continue his work today. I am privileged to have had Leon Sullivan's voice of reason guide my entire life," she declared.
Rather than heed the warnings of human rights groups that have asked that the venue be changed or the event canceled, Ms. Masters accused them of harboring a "colonialist" mindset: "Some would still like to be in the position of controlling the people and the resources of Africa," she declared on the foundation's website.