Francisco Macías Nguema

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Francisco Macías Nguema
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Macías Nguema in 1968
1st President of Equatorial Guinea
In office
12 October 1968 – 3 August 1979
Vice PresidentEdmundo Bossio
Miguel Eyegue
Bonifacio Nguema Esono Nchama
Preceded bySpanish colonial rule
Succeeded byTeodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Personal details
Born1 January 1924
Nsegayong, Rio Muni, Spanish Guinea
Died29 September 1979(1979-09-29) (aged 55)
Black Beach, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Cause of deathExecution by firing squad
Resting placeMalabo Cemetery
Political partyUnited National Workers' Party (Partido Único Nacional de Trabajadores)
ChildrenAt least 2 daughters and 1 son[1]
Criminal details
TargetEquatorial Guinean people
Victims20.000 - 50.000
Period1964–1979
PenaltyCapital Punishment
ApprehendedSeptember 24th, 1979
ImprisonedBlack Beach Prison

Francisco Macías Nguema (born Mez-m Ngueme; Africanised to Masie Nguema Biyogo Ñegue Ndong; 1 January 1924 – 29 September 1979) was the first President of Equatorial Guinea, from 1968 until his overthrow. He was executed in 1979.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Choe Sang-Hun (October 11, 2013). "Fond Recollections of Dictators, Colored Later by the Lessons of History". New York Times. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  2. "Equatorial Guinea 'thwarts coup attempt'". 3 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2019.