Thursday, 23 June 2016
Only In Africa! Equatorial Guinea President Appoint Son As Vice President
Teodoro Obiang Nguema had never won less than 97 percent of the vote in an election until this year. This year however, he won only 93.7 percent of the total vote cast. Probably because of the attack from international communities. He is the world’s longest-serving president, having ruled for almost 37 years.
His son, Teodoro “Teodorín” Obiang Mangue, has been promoted by him from “second vice president” to simply vice president.
The current president overpowered his uncle in a violent coup in 1979, before sentencing him to death by firing squad. Since then, he has consolidated his grip over the country’s industries and is accused of diverting tax money into his personal accounts. Power has being in that family since the independence of Equatorial Guinea .
U.S. authorities in 2014 forced Teodorín to relinquish his $30 million home in Malibu, Calif.; a Gulfstream jet; a Ferrari; and dozens of pieces of Michael Jackson memorabilia worth more than $1 million, all bought with money funneled through offshore bank accounts. Court documents revealed that by the Justice Department showed that Teodorín received an official salary of less than
$100,000 but amassed more than $300 million in assets through corruption and money laundering.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said “Through relentless embezzlement and extortion, Vice President Nguema Obiang
shamelessly looted his government and shook down businesses in his country to support his lavish lifestyle, while many of his fellow citizens lived in extreme poverty,”
The united nations should please come in and liberate the citizens of this third world country…. This is a smooth nonsense