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August 25, 2018

Equatorial Guinea MPs can travel only if authorized by president’s son

The government in Equatorial Guinea have imposed a travel ban on lawmakers who are supposed to seek the permission of the president’s son before being allowed to do so.

The President’s son Teodorin Nguema Obiang is also the vice-president in the oil-rich central African country. The latest ban follows a similar one imposed on civil servants two months ago.

An AFP reporter cited a letter sent to lawmakers to that effect in July 2018. The letter said the measure has been put in place on grounds of national interest.

According to sources, despite the official explanation, the move is linked to an attempted coup that took place in December last year, the details of [...]

 
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August 4, 2018

Jammeh remains exiled as mother’s body is flown to Gambia for burial

The Gambian government has confirmed that the body of ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s mother will be flown back and buried in the country but the former leader will not be accompanying his mother back.

Hajia Asombi Bojang, Jammeh’s mother died on Saturday (July 28) in Equatorial Guinea where her son is in exile. She has since 2017 been in the Central African country with her son after he left power having lost December 2016 presidential polls.

The government issued a condolence message before dispatching the vice-president to pay a visit to the Jammeh family.

The mother of the former president is a Gambian citizen who was born in [...]

 
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July 29, 2018

Jammeh’s mother dies in exile, Gambia govt sends condolences

Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has lost his mother, Hajia Asombi Bojang. She died on Saturday (July 28) in Equatorial Guinea where her son is in exile.

According to local media portals, she has since 2017 been in Mongomo with her son after he left power having lost December 2016 presidential polls.

The government of Adama Barrow has since reacted to the news sending condolences to the family and the former leader. Jammeh led the tiny west African nation for over two decades.

#BREAKING: Asombi #Bojang, mother of #Gambia‘s former President Yahya #Jammeh dies in #EquatorialGuinea today. She has since 2017 been in #Mongomo with her [...]

 
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July 19, 2018

Equatorial Guinea’s opposition and the govt granted amnesty [The Morning Call]

An opposition leader in Equatorial Guinea has called for the resignation of the government, accusing it of failing to honour President Teodoro Obiang Nguema’s promise to release prisoners.

General secretary, Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS), (which is the second opposition party in Equatorial Guinea) Andres Esono Ondo, noted that thirteen days after a presidential decree on a total amnesty for political prisoners was announced by President Obiang, “no political prisoner has been released”.

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