Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been at his post for the last 40 years. To pull this feat, it is non-negotiable that one has to be an authoritarian.
President Mbasogo is reputed to be one of the most anti-press freedom leaders in the world as well as one of the most corrupt. But his longevity and hold on power has been ensured by what he provides France, among others.
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There are as many as 18 French subsidiaries in Equatorial Guinea. Some of these have profited from the country’s abundant petrodollars.