Africa Monitor Intelligence
Equatorial Guinea: Fallout for "Teodorin" in the Bata Disaster
The chain of explosions originating in the military barracks of the Nkoantoma Rapid Intervention Unit, which partially destroyed the city of Bata, 07.MAR, is expected to have implications for the military chain of command, but also at the political level.
The vice-PR TEODORO NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE ("Teodorin") in practice exercising the functions of Minister of Defense, is also responsible for the events and went to the field on the same day. However, it will be PR TEODORO OBIANG (TO) who will take control of the situation, through the direct coordination disaster relief operations, clean up and support of victims through the creation of an emergency cell. READ MORE