Manuela Roca Botey has appointed as the first female PM of Equatorial Guinea.

  • Equatorial Guinea has appointed Manuela Roca Botey as Prime Minister.
  • She became the first woman in the country to reach this position.
  • President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has ruled the country since 1979, made the announcement in a decree on state television on 31st January.
  • Ms Botey was previously education minister and joined the government in 2020. He replaces former premier Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, who has held the position since 2016.
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