Family dynasties in African top leadership is so rampant nowadays. They have run politics for a long time in a divided and rule type of leadership.
Power has been in the family for Equatorial Guinea’s entire existence as an independent country. The current president toppled 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.
This case equitorial Guinea went from bad to worse when the president Mr Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo appointed his son Teodorin Obiang as vice president since 2012.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was born 5 June 1942 is an Equatorial guinea politician who has been the 2nd president of Equatorial Guinea since August 1979.
The vice president on the other hand who is son of president served for years as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry in his father’s government before being appointed as Second Vice-President, in charge of defense and security, in May 2012. He was promoted to the position of First Vice-President in June, 2016.
Last year, Teodorin Obiang, son of Equatorial Guinea’s president and the country’s vice president, has been handed a fine of 30 million euros ($32.9m) by a Paris court for embezzling public funds. he was also handed 3 years suspended sentence