When Families Rule - Angola & Equatorial Guinea

While Angolans may be cautiously optimistic about their incoming president with a new last name, it's hard to feel optimistic about Equatorial Guinea's chances if the Obiang family engineers a dynastic transition of power, write Sarah Saadoun and Tutu Alicante.

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President Obiang's eldest son, known as “Teodorin”, has been infamous for his extravagant lifestyle, which for many Equatoguineans has become a painful symbol of the corruption that has kept them mired in desperate poverty despite the country’s wealth.

Many residential neighborhoods, including this one in Malabo, receive little or no government investment despite the massive outlays in public infrastructure for government buildings and other prestige projects.

A typical classroom at an urban public high school; teachers say conditions are worse in some schools, particularly those in rural areas.

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