May 28, 2017

VP Obiang on trial in France- Equatorial Guinea

                  The country of France is beginning to investigate African Leaders, but is this the "pot calling the kettle black"?
Teodorin Obiang Nguema is accused of buying a mansion and sports cars in France with a fortune amassed from oil-rich Equatorial Guinea's public funds.A lawyer for Mr Obiang, the president's son, denies he is a "big-time bandit".The trial is the first since France started investigating African leaders accused of illegally acquiring wealth.It comes after a nearly decade-long campaign by anti-corruption groups demanding that France act against leaders suspected of stashing their "ill-gotten gains" in Europe. Mr Obiang's six-storey Paris villa, estimated to be worth more than $100m (£80m), is located on Avenue Foch, in one the most prestigious neighbourhoods of the French capital. source
 

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