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Equatorial Guinea scraps death penalty law

The President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema has abolished death penalty law, according to a new criminal code. 

Reuters reported that the new penal code will be implemented after 90 days.

The last execution in the country took place eight years ago. 

The move comes three years after President Obiang promised to abolish the death penalty. 

The acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif praised the new law. 

Meanwhile, Data provider by Statista, reveals that Capital punishment remains legal in just over 30 African countries, but more than 20 of those have not carried out executions for at least 10 years. 

Writing by Hadiza Abdulrahman; Editing by Saadatu Albashir