Equatorial Guinea has gained its first feminine prime minister after Manuela Roka Botey was appointed to the put up by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
Botey had been the Minister for Nationwide Schooling, College Schooling and Sports activities since August 2020. She was additionally the Vice-Dean of the College of Letters and Social Sciences on the Nationwide College of Equatorial Guinea.
“For the primary time in Equatorial Guinea, a lady is appointed prime minister,” tweeted the vice-president and son of the pinnacle of state, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, alias Teodorin. “That is additional proof of the dedication to gender equality (…) within the nation,” he stated.
Botey replaces former Prime Minister Francisco Pascual Obama Asue who held this place for practically eight years.
Equatorial Guinea has been dominated by Obiang Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo since 1979 when he overthrew his uncle, Francisco Macias Nguema in a coup.
Now 80 years outdated, Obiang is the world’s longest-serving head of state, excluding monarchs.
His regime is repeatedly accused by worldwide NGOs and Western capitals of repressing all opposition and flouting human rights whereas additionally being blamed for endemic corruption.
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