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Florencio Mayé Elá Mangue (born 20 September 1942[1]) is an Equatorial Guinean military leader, politician, and diplomat.

Florencio Mayé Elá
Florencio Mayé Elá Mangue

(1942-09-20) 20 September 1942 (age 76)
Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea
OccupationMilitary leader, politician, diplomat


In the 1960s, Florencio Mayé Elá had military training at the General Military Academy in Zaragoza, Spain,[2] along with Teodoro Obiang, Eulogio Oyó [es], and other future leaders.

Under the dictatorship of Francisco Macías, he was head of the National Navy. He participated in the coup of 3 August 1979, and in the subsequent government of the Supreme Military Council[3][4][5] as Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs,[6] participating in the signing of the 1980 Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation Between Spain and Equatorial Guinea [es].[7] He was decorated in Spain with the Order of Isabella the Catholic, along with Salvador Elá Nseng and Juan Manuel Tray.[8]

Under the regime of Teodoro Obiang, he served as ambassador to the UN from December 1982 to December 1987,[9] and to Cameroon beginning in December 2006.[1][10] In September 2008 he was involved in the kidnapping of the political refugee Cipriano Nguema Mba [es] in Cameroon,[11] for which the country declared Mayé Elá persona non grata. Due to this he had to leave office,[10] and was succeeded by Pedro Elá Nguema Buna.

In the 2013 legislative elections, he was elected senator representing the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE).[12][13] He is part of the Permanent Commission of Foreign Policy, International Cooperation, and Integration, and of the Permanent Commission of Defense and State Security.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Cameroun: de Nouveaux Ambassadeurs au Palais de l'Unite" [Cameroon: New Ambassadors in the Palace of Unity]. (in French). 14 December 2009. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ Mengue, Clarence (2014). El contexto colonial y poscolonial en la narrativa Hispano-Guineana [The Colonial and Post-Colonial Context in the Hispano-Guinean Narrative] (PDF) (Thesis) (in Spanish). University of Alcalá. p. 276. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Florencio Maye está siendo investigado por el Gobierno" [Florencio Maye is Being Investigated by the Government]. Diario Rombe (in Spanish). 8 October 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  4. ^ Miguez, Alberto (25 October 1980). "El Gobierno español considera superada la 'etapa de emergencia' en Guinea" [The Spanish Government Considers the 'Emergency Stage' in Guinea Surpassed]. ABC (in Spanish). Madrid. p. 12. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ Fraguas, Rafael (23 September 1979). "Sorpresa en Guinea Ecuatorial por la presencia de un contingente militar marroquí" [Surprise in Equatorial Guinea Due to the Presence of a Moroccan Military Contingent]. El País (in Spanish). Malabo. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  6. ^ "El tigre, cazado" [The Tiger, Hunted] (in Spanish). ASODEGUE. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Tratado de 23 de octubre de 1980 de Amistad y Cooperación entre el Reino de España y la República de Guinea Ecuatorial, hecha en Madrid, y dos Cartas Anejas" [Treaty of 23 October 1980 on Friendship and Cooperation between the Kingdom of Spain and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Made in Madrid, and two Cartas Anejas]. Noticias Juridicas (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Real decreto 2853/1979" [Royal Decree 2853/1979] (PDF). Boletín Oficial del Estado (in Spanish) (310). 27 December 1979. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Formers Ambassadors". Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ a b Belibi, Jean Francis (9 September 2009). "Florencio Maye Ela Mangue persona non grata au Cameroun". (in French). Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Hojas informativas" [Information Sheets] (in Spanish). ASODEGUE. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Relación completa de Senadores y Diputados" [Complete List of Senators and Deputies]. Diario Rombe (in Spanish). 23 July 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Relacion de los senadores electos, designados y natos respectivamente, por orden alfabético" [List of Elected Senators in Alphabetical Order] (PDF) (in Spanish). Malabo: Ministry of the Interior and Local Corporations of Equatorial Guinea. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Florencio Maye Ela" (in Spanish). Senate of Equatorial Guinea. Retrieved 3 December 2017.