The Anniversary that Shouldn't Be - 40 Years of President Obiang

"Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang marks his fortieth year as president, making him the longest-serving president in the world. His four decades in power should not be mistaken as a sign of peaceful stability or prosperity. Human Rights Watch and other independent groups have for years documented the Equatorial Guinean government's relentless repression of civil society and political opposition groups, and the staggering corruption that has siphoned off the country's oil wealth," writes Sarah Saadoun for Human Rights Watch.

President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang addresses UN General Assembly (file photo).

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