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The Anniversary that Shouldn't Be: 40 Years of President Obiang in Equatorial Guinea

Expand President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, center, attends the parade during the 50th anniversary of Equatorial Guinea independence day in Malabo. © 2018 Arda Kucukkaya/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The past few years have been unsparing for African leaders who cling to power. In April, protesters in Sudan toppled President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule, just after protests in Algeria brought down Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who had been president for two decades. These two historic events are the latest in a groundswell of people rising up against entrenched leadership across…

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