Equatorial Guinea

In: Africa Yearbook Volume 18
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Joseph Mangarella
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Equatorial Guinea covers domestic politics, foreign policy, and socioeconomic developments in the calendar year 2021. A succession crisis loomed when vice-president Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue (Teodorín) was not named to represent the ruling party during its convention, leaving his 79-year-old father, president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the helm. Teodorín’s detractors, in supporting his half-brother and oil minister Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, pointed to Teodorín’s upheld conviction in France for ill-gotten gains. Despite rapidly deteriorating relations with the West, the regime relied on the IMF for emergency relief after steep economic decline owing to falling oil production.

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Africa Yearbook Volume 18

Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2021

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