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Equatorial Guinea is one of the biggest oil producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but many of its population of 1.2 million still live in poverty. President Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader, came to power in 1979 after ousting his own uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, who was shot by a firing squad.
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The West African state said on January 3, 2018 that it had thwarted "a coup" in late December mounted by mercenaries who sought to attack President Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader. PHOTO | CARL DE SOUZA | AFP ...

Mr Obiang has been in power for nearly 40 years, taking power in a coup by ousting his own uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, who was shot by firing squad. The long-time leader was re-elected to a fifth seven-year term in 2016. After the Mugabes, which African dynasties remain? In a statement read on ...
1. His full name is Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Born June 5, 1942. 2. He has a military background that saw him receive training in Spain having joined the country's army in the colonial period. 3. His uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, was elected the country's first president after independence from ...
This is part of a pattern that stretches back to the rule of Obiang's uncle, founding President Francisco Macias Nguema. Upon assuming control after Equatorial Guinea attained independence from Spain in 1968, Macias led a government that was as repressive, if not more so, than the one currently in place.
Citizens suffered greatly in the decade after independence as the first president, Francisco Macias Nguema, proclaimed himself the "Unique Miracle" and proceeded to subject political opponents, both real and perceived, to bizarre and sadistic violence. The chaos ultimately prompted Nguema's nephew, ...

Other tyrants included Francisco Macias Nguema, first president of Equatorial Guinea, who had a huge collection of human skulls in his mansion and replaced crucifixes in churches with his own image. He abolished all education in 1974, executed and maimed civil servants, and on his overthrow tried to ...
Said to be one of Africa's most brutal leaders, he seized power in 1979 after overthrowing independence leader President Francisco Macias Nguema, his uncle, and having him executed. According to campaign group Human Rights Watch, the ''dictatorship under President Obiang has used an oil boom to ...
Other tyrants included Francisco Macias Nguema, first president of Equatorial Guinea, who had a huge collection of human skulls in his mansion and replaced crucifixes in churches with his own image. He abolished all education in 1974, executed and maimed civil servants, and on his overthrow tried to ...
... is the son of Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who seized power from his uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, in 1979.
... a coup and ordering the execution of his uncle, Francois Macias Nguema, the first president of Equatorial Guinea, in September 1979.
His uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, was elected the country's first president after independence from Spain in 1968. 4. Teodoro deposed his ...
The president of Equatorial Guinea may not be a household name - however those who have survived his brutal regime claim he is pure evil.
His uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, was elected the country's first president after independence from Spain in 1968. 4. Teodoro deposed his ...
With most of the Bubi apparently abstaining, Francisco Macias Nguema, known as El Gallo Rojo (The Red Rooster) scored a resounding ...
While history is rife with oppressors and war criminals like Stalin or Hitler who ended up as unelected heads of government, these ...
The president of Equatorial Guinea may not be a household name - however those who have survived his brutal regime claim he is pure evil.

... Omar Bongo between 1967 and 2009 and since then by his first son, Ali; Equatorial Guinea (co-host in 2012 and host in 2015), where Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been President since 1979 after ousting his uncle (Francisco Macias Nguema).
He apparently chose finally to go to Equatorial Guinea where he shares sit-tight political consanguinity with the Equatorial Guinean President Tewedoro Macias Nguema who has been in power in the oil-rich country for decades. Buhari must ensure Jammeh ...
That is quite an achievement for the man who started his long reign by staging a coup and ordering the execution of his uncle, Francois Macias Nguema, the first president of Equatorial Guinea, in September 1979. Obiang was elected President in 1982 and ...
Di certo sarebbe un toccasana per il nostro Sud un governo ispirato a Francisco Macias Nguema, dittatore della Guinea Equatoriale che ha ucciso tra un. sesto e un quarto della popolazione, ha proibito la parola "intellettuale" e ha distrutto tutte le ...
A French court agreed on Wednesday to adjourn the corruption trial of the playboy son of Equatorial Guinea's leader at the request of his defence team.
Born in 1969, Obiang was 10 when his father overthrew his bloodthirsty uncle, the dictator Francisco Macias Nguema, who liked being called "the unique miracle of Equatorial Guinea".
Obiang came to power in a coup on August 3, 1979, ousting his own uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, who was shot by a firing squad.
Obiang came to power in a coup on August 3, 1979, ousting his own uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, who was shot by a firing squad.
Another 20th century president, Equatorial Guinea's Francisco Macias Nguema, was the son of a witch doctor who once banned the use of all lubricants in a power plant because he reckoned his magic powers could keep the wheels of industry turning.
Another 20th century president, Equatorial Guinea's Francisco Macias Nguema, was the son of a witch doctor who once banned the use of all lubricants in a power plant because he reckoned his magic powers could keep the wheels of industry turning.
With most of the Bubi apparently abstaining, Francisco Macias Nguema, known as El Gallo Rojo (The Red Rooster) scored a resounding victory as president and independence was scheduled for October 12, 1968.
It is the story of Hastings Banda, Mobutu Sese Seko, Siad Barre, Idi Amin, Bokassa, Macias Nguema, Sani Abacha, Samuel Doe and Muammar Gaddafi.
Francisco Macias Nguema was elected as the first President. Barely two years after he assumed office, Nguema created a single party system and made himself 'President for life.
Francisco Macias Nguema (Equatorial Guinea): Known for his deeds as one of the most kleptrocratic and corrupt dictator who was surrounded by a personality cult, Francisco Macias Nguema turned Equatorial Guinea to "the Dachau of Africa". Though he ...
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is representing Nigeria today at the swearing-in ceremony of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.
The 74-year-old has been president of the west African oil-rich nation since 1979 when he toppled his uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema, in a military coup. His uncle was later executed by firing squad as Mbasogo announced reforms in government policies ...
A total of seven candidates ran for the top job but 73-year-old Obiang, who has ruled the west African country since 1979 when he ousted his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema in a coup, was seen as a shoo-in. Commission chief Clemente Engonga admitted ...
... leading analysts to say he was going to win the latest contest with over 90% too, in keeping with this pattern. Obiang came to power in a coup in 1979 that overthrew his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema, who had ruled the country since independence ...
Aged 73, Obiang became president in 1982, three years after having his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema, who had ruled the country since independence from Spain, shot by firing squad.
Obiang came to power in the former Spanish colony in 1979 after organizing a coup against his uncle Macias Nguema. Obiang, 73, is expected to win the mandate with a customary majority of at least 90 percent.
A billboard portraying incumbent President and Presidential candidate Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is pictured on April 21, 2016 in Malabo.
As a reminder, President Obiang came to power in a coup in 1979, overthrowing the bloody rule of his uncle, Macias Nguema. His son, second Vice President Teodorin Obiang, has been wanted in France since 2014 as part of a corruption probe.
Benin's ex-president Boni Yayi has been appointed by the African Union to head It's electoral observer mission in Equatorial Guinea.
To achieve absolute loyalty, the kind Buhari hankers after, in a democratic setting like Nigeria might be difficult, except he tries countries like Equatorial Guinea, where president Francisco Macias Nguema rules by the whip. The party does not belong ...
President Obiang came to power in a coup in 1979, overthrowing the bloody rule of his uncle, Macias Nguema. His son, second vice president Teodorin Obiang, has been wanted in France since 2014 as part of a corruption probe.
President Obiang came to power in a coup in 1979, overthrowing the bloody rule of his uncle, Macias Nguema. His son, second vice president Teodorin Obiang, has been wanted in France since 2014 as part of a corruption probe.
In Equatorial Guinea, President Teodoro Nguema Mbasogo has been in power since 1979 when he toppled his uncle, the country's first president, the murderous Francisco Macias Nguema. Thirty-seven years on, Mbasogo has no plan to retire. Paul Kegame ...
Mobuttu, and Macias Nguema. Destructive despotism, depriving Africans the opportunity to realize their full intellectual and entrepreneurial potential and to develop the continent, accompanied by mass killings of innocent citizens, continued under ...
Obiang ousted his own uncle, Macias Nguema, when he seized power. The discovery of oil in the 1990s ushered in vast wealth, funding lavish purchases by the Obiang family, but has not trickled down to the citizens who grapple with low life expectancy ...


 

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