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Arrest warrant issued for Equatorial Guinea leader's son

  • A French judge has issued an international arrest warrant for the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea.

    Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue is wanted on charges of money-laundering.

    The son of President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mbasogo denies the allegations.

    Judge Roger Le Loire issued the warrant after Obiang refused to be interviewed on charges of corruption.

    The move comes as French judges investigate allegations that several African leaders, including Congo-Brazzaville's President Denis Sassou Nguesso and Omar Bongo, the late president of Gabon, have bought assets in France with embezzled state funds.