Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó

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Miguel Abia Biteo
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Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó

(1961-01-11)11 January 1961
Baney, Spanish Guinea
Died6 December 2012(2012-12-06) (aged 51)
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Cause of deathMyocardial infarction
CitizenshipEquatorial Guinean
Political partyDemocratic Party of Equatorial Guinea

Miguel Abia Biteo Boricó (11 January 1961 – 6 December 2012) was an Equatorial Guinean politician. He was the 5th Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea having served from 11 July 2004 to 14 August 2006. He was a member of the Bubi ethnic group.[1]

Abia Biteo lived and studied in the Soviet Union, where he became a mining engineer. After returning to Equatorial Guinea he began to work for the government and became one of the most powerful officials in his country's oil industry. He was Minister of Finance from 1999 until 2000, when he was forced to resign following a corruption scandal.[2] He was once a close ally of the President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.[citation needed]

Abia Biteo served as Minister of State in charge of Relations with Parliament and Legal Affairs of the Presidency[3][4] prior to being appointed Prime Minister on 11 July 2004; his government was announced on 14 July.[4]

President Obiang directed serious criticism at Abia Biteo during 2006, and his government resigned on 10 August 2006. Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea was appointed to succeed him on 14 August.[5]

Abia Biteo remained tortured in Black Beach prison in Malabo as of 2007[6] and died on 6 December 2012 apparently due to a cardiac arrest.[7]


  1. ^ Vines, Alex (2009). Well Oiled: Oil and Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea. Human Rights Watch. p. 9. ISBN 9781564325167. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  2. ^ East, Roger; O'Reilly, Carina; Thomas, Richard (2006). Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders. Routledge. ISBN 9781857433463.
  3. ^ "Le gouvernement de Guinée Equatoriale formé le 11 février 2003" Archived 2008-03-25 at the Wayback Machine, Afrique Express, N° 264, February 17, 2003 (in French).
  4. ^ a b "July 2004 - EQUATORIAL GUINEA", Keesing's Record of World Events, Volume 50, July, 2004 Equatorial Guinea, Page 46047.
  5. ^ "President names new E Guinea prime minister" Archived 2006-10-13 at the Wayback Machine, Sapa-AFP (Mail & Guardian Online), 15 August 2006.
  6. ^ [1] (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Factoria Audiovisual S.R.L. He was Minister of Labor and Social Security until his death. "Fallecimiento del Ministro de Trabajo y Seguridad Social - Página Oficial del Gobierno de la República de Guinea Ecuatorial". Guineaecuatorialpress.com. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
Preceded by Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea
Succeeded by