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Bioko

an island in the Gulf of Guinea, off the coast of Cameroon: part of Equatorial Guinea. Capital: Malabo. Area: 2017 sq. km (786 sq. miles)
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Our work confirms these positions as is revealed in the pattern of Nigerian-Equatorial Guinean relations between 1968 and 1979 and the changes that took place after the overthrow of the authoritarian government of Macias Nguema in August 1979.
In 1979, Macias Nguema who had turned into an utter despot, was overthrown by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo but the struggle for power continued to simmer underneath the surface.
Obiang seized power in a 1979 coup, deposing his own uncle, the self-declared "president for life" Francisco Macias Nguema.
Bokassa's defenders say he was not as bad as murderous dictators of the time such as Uganda's Idi Amin and Equatorial Guinea's Macias Nguema, and no worse than contemporaries like Mobutu Sese Seko of what was then Zaire, Sekou Toure of Guinea or Togo's Gnassingbe Eyadema, who remains in power.
In Equatorial Guinea, the late president, Macias Nguema Biyogo, went one step farther: By the time he was overthrown by his cousin and killed in 1979, all journalists in the country had been murdered or were in exile.
The relative prosperity of Equatorial Guinea on the eve of independence underlines how much was destroyed by the pathological regime of Macias Nguema.
In his authoritative account of the Equatorial Guinea plot titled The Wonga Coup: Simon Mann's Plot to Seize Oil Billions in Africa, Adam Roberts says that he believes the novelist Frederick Forsyth was himself involved in a plot to topple the then dictator of Equatorial Guinea, Macias Nguema, in 1973.
FRANCISCO MACIAS NGUEMA was President of Equatorial Guinea from 1968 to 1979 and his reign only ended when he was overthrown by his nephew, Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
AdemAs, Macias Nguema le sugiere que tenga una relacion con su sobrina, Agripina, quien estaba a punto de comprometerse con Mariano.
Under the Marxist regime of Macias Nguema there was a rapprochement between Equatorial Guinea and the USSR, Cuba and China.