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Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

, President, Equatorial Guinea



Known as " El Jefe " (The Boss), Obiang is "in permanent contact with the Almighty", according to a state radio report broadcast last year. "He can decide to kill without anyone calling him to account and without going to hell because it is God himself with whom he is in permanent contact, and who gives him his strength," a presidential aide told listeners. (4/25/04--suntimes.co.za)



[He] has ruled Equatorial Guinea since 1979 when he overthrew his uncle and had him executed.



His government has been described by several human rights groups as among the worst abusers of human rights in Africa.



The tiny west African country has grown to become the continent's third largest exporter of oil, but despite the new- found wealth most of its 500,000 inhabitants still live in abject poverty.



Nguema came to power 25 years ago by killing his own father. This happened after he became known as the country's "torturer-in-chief." Equatorial Guinea is a very small African country, but has a lot of oil. Its per capita income puts it near Greece and Portugal in terms of wealth, yet most people live on a dollar a day. Nguema's government, Human Rights Watch says, is stealing most of the money.

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

, President, Equatorial Guinea

Known as " El Jefe " (The Boss), Obiang is "in permanent contact with the Almighty", according to a state radio report broadcast last year. "He can decide to kill without anyone calling him to account and without going to hell because it is God himself with whom he is in permanent contact, and who gives him his strength," a presidential aide told listeners. (4/25/04--suntimes.co.za)

[He] has ruled Equatorial Guinea since 1979 when he overthrew his uncle and had him executed.

His government has been described by several human rights groups as among the worst abusers of human rights in Africa.

The tiny west African country has grown to become the continent's third largest exporter of oil, but despite the new- found wealth most of its 500,000 inhabitants still live in abject poverty.

Nguema came to power 25 years ago by killing his own father. This happened after he became known as the country's "torturer-in-chief." Equatorial Guinea is a very small African country, but has a lot of oil. Its per capita income puts it near Greece and Portugal in terms of wealth, yet most people live on a dollar a day. Nguema's government, Human Rights Watch says, is stealing most of the money.

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Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (1st R) meets with the Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan (1st L), who arrived here Sunday for a two-day visit, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on Feb. 25, 2018. (Xinhua/Qiao Benxiao). MALABO, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) ... Guinea
After the meeting, Mr Obiang told journalists that Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, had extended an invitation to President Mnangagwa to visit that country. "We also came here to congratulate the President and the people of Zimbabwe for the way they handled the transition ... Guinea
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AFP reports that the trial of the activists started early last week in the high court of Mongomo, the stronghold of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The prosecutor's death penalty request was tabled on Wednesday (February 14th). The activists were being tried for: “sedition, attack on authority ... Guinea
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Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has reappointed his prime minister after dissolving the government last week. “Making use of the powers granted to me by law, I appoint Francisco Pascual Obama Asue as Prime Minister in charge of administrative coordination,” said a presidential ... Guinea


 

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