Publisher: PublicAffairs (August 28, 2007)
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Equatorial Guinea is a tiny state approximately the scale of the nation of Maryland. Humid, jungle lined, and rife with disagreeable illnesses, natives name it satan Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, have been accused of cannibalism, trust in witchcraft, mass homicide, billiondollar corruption, and normal rule by way of terror. With so little to suggest it, why in March 2004 used to be Equatorial Guinea the objective of a bunch of salty British, South African and Zimbabwean mercenaries, vacationing on an American-registered ex-National safeguard aircraft in particular tailored for army reasons, that used to be initially flown to Africa via American pilots? the genuine purpose lay deep lower than the sea flooring: oil. within the canines of battle, Frederick Forsyth successfully defined an try out through mercenaries to overthrow the govt of Equatorial Guinea — in 1972. And the chain of occasions surrounding the evening of March 7, 2004, is an extraordinary case of lifestyles imitating art—or, at the least, existence imitating a Seventies thriller—in nearly uncanny element. With a forged of characters necessary of a remake of untamed ducks and a plot as mazy because it used to be not going, The Wonga Coup is a story of venality, overarching vainness and greed whose instance speaks to the issues of the complete African continent.