Wonga Coup Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa

ISBN-10: 1586485008
ISBN-13: 9781586485009
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Authors: Adam Roberts
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List price: $14.95
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 8/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.88" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Equatorial Guinea is a tiny country roughly the size of the state of Maryland. Humid, jungle covered, and rife with unpleasant diseases, natives call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, belief in witchcraft, mass murder, billion-dollar corruption, and general rule by terror. With so little to recommend it, why in March 2004 was Equatorial Guinea the target of a group of salty British, South African and Zimbabwean mercenaries, travelling on an American-registered ex-National Guard plane specially adapted for military purposes, that was originally flown to Africa by American pilots? The real motive lay deep below the ocean floor: oil. In

Maps
List of Characters
Prologue
The Ocean of Oil
The Rise of Mann
Mad Uncle Macias
The Albatross of War
Obiang in Charge
The Gushing Prize
The Three Hundred Days
Smelly and the Priest
Assembling the Wongamen
Plans and Documents
Future Moto
Filthy Lucre
Enter Scratcher
Money and Recruits
Spain
Get Your Guns
The Big Push
Strike One
The Wonga Coup (Mark One)
The Wonga Coup (Mark Two)
Playa Negra Pedicure
Send Me a Splodge
Smiling and Dying
Riggs and the Oil Firms
The Price of Failure
Thatcher Falls
Back from the Dead
Epilogue
Writing The Wonga Coup
Selected Bibliography
Index

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