History News December 05, 2017 at 03:35 am

After Mugabe, Which Other African Presidents Should Be Worried about Emerging Revolt?

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi December 05, 2017 at 03:35 am

December 05, 2017 at 03:35 am | History, News

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Photo credit: eNCA

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea

Born in 1942, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been the President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979 when he overthrew his uncle, President Francisco Macias Nguema in a military coup. Although President Obiang has overseen the emergence of Equatorial Guinea as an important oil producer in Africa, his 37-year reign has been marred by claims of dictatorship, human rights abuses and corruption. However, the country’s constitution gives Obiang immense powers to rule by decree.


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