President Teodoro Obiang has ruled Equatorial Guinea since 1979 by using oil wealth to enrich his inner circle and stifle opposition. Aged 72, Obiang is rumoured to be suffering from terminal cancer, therefore transition is a looming risk despite the appointment of a son as his successor. Overdependence on petroleum and a drop in production has strained the government, but corruption, weak rule of law, and limited geological upside have deterred many new investments.
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Country report | Mar 2015
Equatorial Guinea risk profile
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