Exiles from Equatorial Guinea demanded the public execution of fallen dictator Francisco Macias Mguema on Friday (10 August), and described his eleven year rule as the most cannibalistic tyranny of modern times.
GV People in capital of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo, listening to loudspeakers (3 shots)
SV Women dancing in streets of Malabo
GV & PAN People in central market area (3 shots)
SV Jeep with revolutionary insignia
SV People celebrating coup
GV & PAN Plane arriving with aid
SV Officials waiting at airport (3 shots)
According to reports from his home village the deposed dictator Macias was so angry as he fled Mengomo, that he burnt down rows of huts, killing numerous women and children. He also burnt down the "treasury" hut where he stored about 60 million United States dollars in foreign currencies. He had been stacking the country's finances in the village for five years.
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Background: Exiles from Equatorial Guinea demanded the public execution of fallen dictator Francisco Macias Mguema on Friday (10 August), and described his eleven year rule as the most cannibalistic tyranny of modern times. The execution call came as the country's new leader, Lieutenant-Colonel Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the former ruler's nephew -- told a news conference in the capital of Malabo that his troops were hunting the ousted President in the jungle after crushing the resistance of his personal guard.
SYNOPSIS: People in the capital, Ma?abo listened to the latest news of the country's condition as it was broadcast over loudspeaker systems in the centre of the city. They heard that the toppled dictator Francisco Macias Nguema as on the run from a manhunt in bush country near the border with Gabon and Cameroun. And there were reports that he had rampaged through his home village of Mengomo, before fleeing.
As news of a new government spread -- its leader Lieutenant-Colonel Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and other officials set about planning the reconstruction of the shattered West African republic after Macia's eleven years of rule. Spain's King Juan Carlos expressed warm support for the new leadership and pledged large-scale support to the country's population of 300,000. Colonel Teodoro said the country's new foreign policy would include special relations with Spain -- and a new relationship with the West. He said the country's needs are immense -- that there is no electricity, no water, and the hospitals are without medicines.
The new leadership urged 100,000 exiles, living in Gabon, Cameroun and Europe to return home and help in the reconstruction of the country.
A senior European Common Market official flew to Malabo on Friday (10 August) offering aid worth about ten million dollars For the people of the Equatorial Guinea, who for years have lived on little more than bananas to eat, the aid is worth more than sixty dollars per head.