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Equatorial Guinea Warns on Lawsuit

posted by – April 2nd, 2012

Oil-rich Equatorial Guinea threatened to retaliate against France after police in Paris seized valuable paintings, vintage wines and multimillion-dollar cars from the president’s son, marking an escalation in the fight against corruption in Africa that is increasingly being fought in foreign courts.

Equatorial Guinea said on Thursday that it “reserves the right to reciprocate” following the issue of an arrest warrant for Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. The 42-year-old official is the agriculture minister in the tiny central African nation. He is also the son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and presumed heir to his political dynasty, as well as …

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