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Africa’s longest-serving leader gets fresh term

By News Express on 28/04/2016

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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

Posted 28/04/2016 8:52:09 PM

 

 

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