Equatorial Guinea has appointed Manuela Roka Botey as prime minister, becoming the first woman in the country to hold the position.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has been president since 1979, made the announcement on Tuesday in a decree read on state television, the BBC has reported.
“This is further proof of the commitment to gender equality and opportunities in the country. Congratulations, Manuela Roka Botey!”
The country’s vice-president, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who is also the president’s son, congratulated the new prime minister.
This was his reaction in a tweet: