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Teodoro Obiang - President, Equatorial Guinea

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 19 December 2012

Hardtalk has journeyed to the tiny, oil-rich West African nation of Equatorial Guinea for an exclusive look inside one of Africa’s most controversial regimes. Thanks to an oil and gas bonanza Equatorial Guinea is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but it is also dogged by endemic poverty, corruption and political repression. At the heart of Equatorial Guinea’s extraordinary story is Teodoro Obiang, who has ruled the country for 33 years. When will change come to one of the continent’s most notorious regimes?

(Image: Teodoro Obiang, Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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