In the early 1970s Monica Macias was born in the tiny country of Equatorial Guinea, the daughter of the President, Francisco Macias Nguema. Her father was a notorious figure, described as one of the most brutal dictators the African continent has ever seen. But Monica never really knew him because at the age of six, she was sent to live in North Korea – a country under the authoritarian control of Kim Il-sung, a friend and ally of her father. Kim Il-sung would become a father figure to Monica, overseeing her life and education for the rest of her childhood.
BBC World Service – Outlook, The African girl raised by Kim Il-sung
*** Excerpt from mom’s book manuscript about my family’s Cold War years in Africa, shared on social media by a possible on-line child predator claimed by an Episcopal priest to not really exist but rather, is a homeless bot: