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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.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: June 19, 2018


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