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Teodoro Obiang Nguema holds the record for being Africa’s longest-serving president. He has been the president since 1979. He is the president of Equatorial Guinea, Africa’s sole Spanish-speaking country.
The former military officer served as the country’s second president and is the world’s current non-royal national leader with the second-longest period of continuous service.
Equatorial Guinea is also one of Africa’s leading oil producers and the continent’s richest countries per capita. Equatorial Guinea is the world’s seventh most corrupt country, according to Transparency International (Kenya is number 56) Transparency International rates Equatorial Guinea 173rd out of 180 countries on its 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index.
Teodor is a party animal who has been a vocal advocate of Congolese music.In Vice Versa, Madillu System mentions him. In some of his songs, Koffi Olomide mentions him. “Soki nazalaki Obiang Nguema,” he says in Papa Ngwasuma (If I was Obiang Nguema).
Teodorin Obiang his son the current vice president aged 50 has also been groomed to follow his father as president of a country abundant in oil but plagued with poverty and a reputation for corruption.