Equatorial Guinea President Makes Son VP

Paris – Equatorial Guinea’s veteran ruler, Teodoro Obiang Nguema (pictured), on Wednesday named his son Teodorin Nguema Obiang vice president of the tiny oil-rich nation, in charge of defence and security.

Obiang, who seized power in a military coup in 1979 and was re-elected again in April with 93.7% of the vote, promoted the 47-year-old second vice-president by a presidential decree read on state television.

Obiang senior is currently Africa’s longest-serving leader.

Obiang junior is wanted in France on suspicion of embezzlement, corruption and stealing public funds.

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