Equatorial Guinea claims it thwarted ‘coup’

Teodoro Obiang Nguema

Teodoro Obiang Nguema

MALABO. — The west African state of Equatorial Guinea said yesterday it had thwarted “a coup” in late December mounted by mercenaries who sought to attack President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

In a statement read on public radio, Security Minister Nicolas Obama Nchama said “mercenaries . . . were recruited by Equatorial Guinean militants from certain radical opposition parties with the support of certain powers.”

The plot had been prevented thanks to an operation carried out “in collaboration with the Cameroon security services,” he said. — AFP

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  • danzo

    Nguema warning shots have been fired, smell the coffee and leave office now. Unlike your friend Robert Mugabe whose head escaped a coup, am almost certain yours will not be so lucky in that part of the world.

  • sky

    Two groups in different decades have failed to overthrow this regime that has no military to defend itself

  • nelson moyo

    The west African state of Equatorial Guinea is a world leader in corruption and in the top 5 for same on the African continent. When my brothers and comrades are we going to rid ourselves of this festering sore ?

    • Dzogwamudanga

      Guys from Guinea should come get notes from our Military here , its not Sadza and Mpunga