Africa’s longest-serving leader gets fresh term

Posted by News Express | 28 April 2016 | 2,534 times

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Teodoro Obiang Nguema, leader of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea for 36 years, has been re-elected with 94% of the vote, according to official results.

He faced six opponents but the main opposition parties boycotted the poll.

The 73-year-old president came to power after overthrowing his uncle in a coup.

Equatorial Guinea has a small population and is one of Africa’s largest oil producers.

Most people live in poverty, it has a poor human rights record and is ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. (BBC)

•Photo shows veteran Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.


Source: News Express

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