Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea

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Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea
Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea
In office
14 August 2006 – 8 July 2008
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Preceded by Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó
Succeeded by Ignacio Milam Tang
Personal details
Born 1961
Political party PDGE

Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea (born c. 1961) is a politician from Equatorial Guinea and a member of PDGE. He was Prime Minister from 2006 to 2008.[1] He is a lawyer by profession.[2]

Mangue Obama has worked as President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's lawyer.[2] In the government named on February 11, 2003, he was appointed as Minister of State in charge of the Civil Service and Administrative Coordination.[3] He was Second Deputy Prime Minister in the government of Prime Minister Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó, and also previously held the labor and education portfolios.[citation needed] Following the resignation of Abia Biteo Boricó and his government on August 10, 2006, Mangue Obama Nfubea was appointed as Prime Minister by President Obiang on August 14, 2006, becoming the first member of the majority Fang community to serve in this post.[1]

On July 4, 2008, Mangue resigned along with his entire government, stating that his government had been "unable to achieve the wishes of His Excellency, the President of the Republic, to make our country a developed and prosperous one". Speaking on television afterward, Obiang criticized Mangue's government as "one of the worst ever formed", going so far as to say that some members of the government had attempted to destabilize Equatorial Guinea, and he asserted that it would be necessary to "change the entire government".[2] Ignacio Milam Tang was appointed to succeed Mangue on July 8.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "President names new E Guinea prime minister", Sapa-AFP (Mail & Guardian Online), 15 August 2006.
  2. ^ a b c "Equatorial Guinea govt resigns: report", AFP, July 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "Le gouvernement de Guinée Equatoriale formé le 11 février 2003", Afrique Express, N° 264, February 17, 2003 (in French).
  4. ^ "Guinée Equatoriale: Ignacio Milam Tang, nouveau Premier ministre", AFP (Jeuneafrique.com), July 8, 2008 (in French).
Political offices
Preceded by
Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó
Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea
2006–2008
Succeeded by
Ignacio Milam Tang