‘Equatorial Guinea’s attempted coup began in France,’ President Obiang tells FRANCE 24 – France 24

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema discussed the recent alleged coup attempt against him. At the end of December, the government claimed to have foiled a “coup”, after some 30 gunmen were arrested across the border in Cameroon. Obiang, who has run Equatorial Guinea since 1979, claims “a group of terrorists” were recruited in Chad, the Central African Republic and Sudan.

Source: http://www.france24.com/en/20180117-interview-equatorial-guinea-president-teodoro-obiang-nguema-coup-attempt-france // ‘Equatorial Guinea’s attempted coup began in France,’ President Obiang tells FRANCE 24 – France 24


2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d’état attempt – Wikipedia – The 2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d’état attempt, also known as the Wonga coup,[1] failed to replace President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo with exiled opposition politician Severo Moto. Mercenaries organised by mainly British financiers were arrested in Zimbabwe on 7 March 2004 before they could carry out the plot. Prosecutors alleged that Moto was to be installed as the new president in return for preferential oil rights to corporations affiliated to those involved with the coup.[2] The incident received international media attention after the reported involvement of Sir Mark Thatcher in funding the coup, for which he was convicted and fined in South Africa.


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