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Equatorial Guinea: Bata Disaster, Test of Teodorin´s Ability for Obiang Succession

Almost 12 months after the explosions at the Nkoantoma military unit, in Bata, deputy PR TEODORO OBIANG MANGUE ("Teodorin") finally released the amount of compensation to the families of the victims of the catastrophe. C. EUR 1 million will be distributed to the families of 84 victims accounted for in the official balance sheet, which is lower than the actual total.

The Bata accident put to the test the leadership capacity of "Teodorin", seen as the sure successor of TO despite his problems with international justice and his lack of credibility with the main centers of political influence in the country. READ MORE