Special to the NNPA from the GIN –
(GIN) – The President of Equatorial Guinea, once called “Africa’s Worst Dictator”, will get an image upgrade from a former aide to President Bill Clinton. Lanny Davis will receive $1 million for the job.
EG President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who seized power in 1979, is believed to have stashed about $700 million in private accounts from the first wave of revenues from offshore oil.
Davis, a regular cable news presence told the Huffington Post this week that he agreed to the contract because the African leader expressed sincere hopes of modernizing his country and implementing major political reforms.
Earlier this month, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said it would delay awarding a controversial prize named after and funded by the Equatorial Guinea president after protests from over 270 organizations and former Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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