This file photo taken on Jan. 24, 2012 shows Teodorin Obiang Jr (R), the son of Equatorial Guinea's President, speaking in Mbini-Rio Benito, south of Bata. / AFP / ABDELHAK SENNA
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The son of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea's veteran ruler will go on trial in France on charges of corruption and misusing public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Paris, judicial sources told AFP Wednesday.Obiang, now 47, was his father Teodoro Obiang Nguema's agriculture minister in the west African nation at the time, earning a government salary of under $100,000 (89,000 euros) a year.Obiang Nguema, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, seized power in Equatorial Guinea in a 1979 military coup.Other leaders under investigation in France include Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso and Gabon's Omar Bongo.
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