CEEAC (Guinea Ecuato., Camerún, Gabón, SantoTomé y Príncipe)

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CEEAC (Guinea Ecuato., Camerún, Gabón, SantoTomé y Príncipe)

Mensaje por Mod. 1 » 07 Dic 2009 17:17

Espacio habilitado para tratar aspectos relacionados con la actividad política, económica, militar y social en los Países de la CEEAC (Guinea Ecuatorial, Camerún, Gabón, SantoTomé y Príncipe).
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Mensaje por Loopster » 15 Dic 2009 02:12

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Conmen who duped him out of thousands and a wife with expensive tastes: Why is Dog of War Simon Mann holding meetings with his captors?
By Andrew Malone /14th December 2009


On A wet morning ten days ago, a car pulled up outside the London embassy of a small African country.

A grey-haired man and a younger woman got out and darted through the rain as the front door swung open on cue. It was locked shut behind them.

Simon and Amanda Mann were warmly welcomed.

It was their first outing since Eton-educated, former SAS officer Mann became the world's most talked about soldier of fortune after attempting to take over the fabulous riches of an oil-rich African nation.

Infamously, Mann was caught with his 67 hired guns en route to Equatorial Guinea, where he'd planned to overwhelm government forces, seize the radio station and install a puppet leader who was waiting to be flown in from a neighbouring African state.

Instead, he ended up in the clutches of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo - a reputed cannibal with a supposed penchant for eating the testicles and livers of his enemies - the dictator whom Mann had planned to assassinate.

With a Hollywood blockbuster of the saga planned by Miramax Films, an irresistible cast of characters has been linked to the coup - from the novelist and convicted perjurer Jeffrey Archer to Sir Mark Thatcher, the hapless son of Britain's first woman prime minister, who relished the company of buccaneering, public school Dogs of War such as Mann and helped bankroll the plot.

After being dramatically released a month ago, having served just 15 months of a 34-year sentence, Mann has been recuperating at Inchmery, his 27-acre estate in Hampshire.

Despite two operations in jail for a hernia and the privations of prison life, his physical health is good. But the destination for his London outing has prompted some serious questions.

For he and his young wife were being entertained at the embassy of Equatorial Guinea in London - sovereign diplomatic soil of the country he had hoped to take over with bombs and bullets.

In bizarre scenes, the Manns were ushered through a waiting room littered with magazines extolling the virtues of the despotic Obiang.

They were then shown into the private office of Agustin Nze Nfumu, the ambassador and a close confidant of the president.

The Manns and their dapper, impeccably dressed host shook hands warmly. Tea was served, pleasantries were exchanged and the damp weather bemoaned.

'It was cordial and friendly,' says a source. 'It was really just a chat and a chance for Simon to say thank you to the president, via the ambassador, for setting him free.

'As you can imagine, he is extremely grateful for his freedom.'

No wonder. Mann fully expected to die after he was captured in Zimbabwe in 2004.

After being jailed there, he was 'sold' last year to Obiang, who reportedly gave Robert Mugabe, his fellow African despot, £4 million of oil in return.

At one stage, Obiang planned to have Mann horribly tortured and then shot by firing squad.

How times change. For the Mail can reveal that Mann and Obiang now share close links, and that he was released so he could testify against the men who bankrolled the coup.

Indeed, the sole condition of his release was that he would fly to Equatorial Guinea and testify in court if any of his backers could be brought to trial.

For Obiang is relying on Mann to supply more evidence of the alleged involvement of Eli Calill, a shadowy billionaire born in Nigeria to Lebanese parents who is also a close friend of Peter Mandelson.

Having made his fortune through the notoriously corrupt Nigerian oil business, Calill was named by Mann as The Cardinal - the Mister Big who he claims paid millions to bankroll the attempted coup.

Not surprisingly, Mann was happy to help Obiang take revenge on Calill and others behind the coup in return for his freedom.

Indeed, Mann is keen for revenge of his own. Before flying out of Equatorial Guinea, he said he wanted to 'drive an ice pick into the eyes' of the men he believes left him to die.

Many were confident this was a charade for the cameras and that he would drop the pretence once he was safely back on British soil. Not so.

As his secret embassy visit proves, Mann wants vengeance - whatever the cost.

To the dismay of his former backers, he has underlined the fact that he's deadly serious by ditching his show-business agent, Ian Monk Associates - hired to deal with the expected flood of film and book offers chronicling his remarkable escapade - and appointing instead a powerful firm of City lawyers.

Between jogs round the grounds of his palatial home - thought to be worth £15 million and bought with the proceeds of earlier mercenary ventures - Mann has become obsessed with trying to establish who betrayed the coup.

He is gathering evidence against the former 'friends' who turned their back on him.

He has also refused to see those who helped negotiate his release.

'I've not heard a word from Simon,' says a friend who was among those who held secret talks with Equatorial Guinea. 'As far as I can tell, he's spoken to nobody. There's gratitude.'

Mann's edgy mood has not been helped by what he learned during his embassy visit: that he had been duped into paying large sums of money to secure his freedom by conmen unrelated to the Equatorial Guinea government.

'Two "officials" demanded money just as he was about to be freed,' says a source. 'But they were nothing to do with the president. They were just a couple of crooks.'

Amanda Mann's presence at the embassy meeting was highly significant.

In her only public comments about her husband, she insisted last year: 'Simon never discussed his business with me. He wanted me to be at home in the traditional role of wife and mother, and I was happy to do it.'

But Amanda - fiercely independent and opinionated - has always been much more than just a loyal wife.

According to South African intelligence sources who penetrated the plotters' inner circle, she knew important details of the coup from the start.

She also fully supports her husband's mercenary career - for a simple reason: cash.

The daughter of a wealthy London businessman, Amanda was privately educated at The King Alfred School in North London. She was working as a waitress in Mayfair when Mann spotted her in 1991.

Already divorced twice and with three children, he used to arrange for fellow mercenaries to meet him at the restaurant so he could woo the bohemian Amanda.

'She surrounded herself with gay hairdressers and set designers, and lived the party lifestyle,' says one of their circle. 'Simon wasn't used to that - but quite liked it.

'Amanda even rolled a joint at a party attended by Margaret Thatcher. Simon's posh friends were a bit shocked.'

The couple left the country after British intelligence began investigating Mann for plotting mercenary attacks from UK soil.

They moved to the upmarket Cape Town suburb of Constantia - dubbed a 'sunny place full of shady people' - where Sir Mark Thatcher was a fellow resident.

While Mann built a lucrative mercenary business in Africa, Amanda ruled the roost at home, demanding that their children be brought up in her Jewish faith and insisting that her husband observed all of the religion's festivals.

A woman of expensive tastes, at one point Amanda was running up monthly credit card bills of £15,000. She flew first-class to Australia and shopped in Cape Town's designer boutiques.

Her husband was soon a man under financial pressure.

'Simon had been warned not to launch his attempt on Equatorial Guinea,' says a source.

'But he was desperate for the money. There was one famous occasion when we were at the Intercontinental Hotel in Johannesburg.

'Simon picked up a phone and smashed it against the wall when he heard about his wife's latest bill.'

Amanda had earlier indirectly introduced her husband to Eli Calill through a cousin who had business dealings with him - setting in train a sequence of events that would lead to her husband spending almost six years behind bars (awaiting trial and after his sentence).

Her knowledge of the coup may also explain why she turned down earlier invitations by Equatorial Guinea's government to visit her husband in jail - she feared she might be seized as a witness.

Instead, Mann's sister Sarah was his contact for phone calls and visits. She also chartered the private jet that brought him home last month.

Since Amanda was known for her indiscretion, those involved in the secret, ten-week talks to free Mann vowed not to inform her until the last possible minute.

'She can talk a lot,' says a source close to the plotters. 'She can be high octane and it was decided not to let her know in case she blabbed at some party or other. It was for her sake as much as Simon's.'

Remarkably, even Equatorial Guinea insisted on this. The ambassador was 'alarmed' when, despite her earlier fears of being seized, Amanda, accompanied by a rabbi, appeared at the embassy behind the Ritz in September, demanding a visa to see her husband.

'It was all very odd indeed,' says one Equatorial Guinea official. 'She seemed to be highly agitated.'

Tensions remain and Amanda is still smarting after being excluded from the talks.

Her husband, for his part, was also non-plussed on his release to discover his British home is no longer in his name - it has been transferred to a trust administered by Amanda's family.

And the difficulties have not been confined to Inchmery. Trouble is also looming over money from further afield - with potentially lethal repercussions.

In South Africa, mercenaries recruited by Mann - mostly former special forces fighters from the elite South African 32 Buffalo Battalion, known as The Terrible Ones due to the atrocities some of their number committed in the days of apartheid - are demanding 'compensation' from him for their own ordeal.

'There he is, sitting in his mansion, while we've got nothing,' says one member of his team.

'We've had it much worse than him - but he's got all the money that was put in to the coup.'

Few have more reason to feel bitter than Nick du Toit, Mann's second-in-command, who was sent in advance into Equatorial Guinea to prepare the ground for the coup.

A legend in African mercenary circles after fighting courageously in Angola and Namibia, he was imprisoned after the coup was uncovered and viciously beaten by guards every day for six months.

He and his men were hung from poles like animals and shackled 24 hours a day. One, a German, died after torture.

Du Toit was made to eat food thrown on the floor, with his arms cuffed behind his back.

Now licking his wounds in Pretoria, du Toit has lost everything and has had to rely on hand-outs from other mercenaries to feed his wife and family.

'Nicky's getting over the delight of getting out,' one friend tells me. 'He's getting much more aggressive - and wants to be taken care of.'

As he ponders his future, Mann's mood has not been helped by learning that someone both he and Mark Thatcher considered to be a close friend had betrayed him to Equatorial Guinea for a 'pot of gold'.

Nigel Morgan - a former Irish Guards officer and one-time member of the Centre for Policy Studies, Margaret Thatcher's favourite think-tank - had even moved in with Thatcher in Cape Town after suffering a breakdown ten years ago.

Known as Captain Pig or Nosher on account of his mammoth appetite for rich food and pints of pink gin, Morgan confirmed to me for the first time that he had received ten thousand dollars from Mann for a role after the coup.

But he also admitted being a double agent - and that he had betrayed Mann and Thatcher by tipping off South African intelligence about the plot.

'I warned Simon not to do it, but he wouldn't listen. So he shouldn't whinge now. What he was doing was amoral,' he says.

As for Thatcher, he's also on 'non speakers' with Nosher.

The friend he helped regain his health promised Sir Mark it was safe to return to South Africa after the coup was smashed - only for the Iron Lady's favourite child to be seized by the country's elite Scorpions crime squad.

A deal was struck with the South African authorities following an anguished phone call from Baroness Thatcher to Thabo Mbeki, the then president. Sir Mark agreed to pay a fine of £275,000 and accept a suspended prison sentence.

Also awaiting Mann's retaliation for refusing to help get him out of jail, associates of Sir Mark say his conviction for 'unwittingly assisting the coup', which led to him being banned as a criminal from the U.S., hastened the end of his first marriage and has blighted his life.

With close friends like these, no wonder Mann is worried. And as he skulks in silence behind the gates of Inchmery, it remains to be seen how, and when, he will exact his revenge.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1235633/Conmen-duped-thousands-wife-expensive-tastes-Why-Dog-War-Simon-Mann-holding-meetings-captors.html#
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Mensaje por kilo009 » 20 Dic 2009 22:22

Francisco Ela Abeme, miembro del Congreso Nacional de los Pueblos de Guinea Ecuatorial, y su advertencia a los empresarios canarios para que no inviertan en Guinea Ecuatorial, no de forma radical, sin con cabeza para un futuro democrático.

http://www.laopinion.es/canarias/2009/1 ... 61869.html
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Mensaje por Oraculo » 09 Ene 2010 21:48

La Comunidad Económica de los Estados de África Central (CEEAC) incluye once países: Angola, Burundi, Camerún, República Centroafricana, Congo, República Democrática del Congo, Gabón, Guinea Ecuatorial, Santo Tomé y Príncipe y el Chad.

Algunos países de la CEEAC son también miembros de la CEAC, la CEMAC (Comunidad Económica y Monetaria de África Central), que pertenecen el Chad, República Centroafricana, Congo Brazzaville, Gabón, Guinea Ecuatorial, Santo Tomé y Príncipe.

La CEEAC es uno de los pilares de la Comunidad Económica Africana (CEA), pero los contactos oficiales entre la AEC y la CEEAC aún no se han establecido debido a la inactividad de este último desde 1992.

En África Central, la contracción de la demanda mundial ha provocado una reducción de la demanda de materias primas de la región. Esta disminución ha tenido un impacto negativo en el crecimiento económico, cuyos efectos se propagan a través de los siguientes mecanismos:
- Reducción de la demanda mundial y de los precios de los productos básicos;
- La reducción de subvenciones y préstamos para microfinanzas;
- La disminución del flujo de inversión extranjera directa y de las remesas internacionales;
- La disminución de la ayuda al desarrollo.

El 24 enero de 2003, la Unión Europea concluyó un acuerdo financiero con ECCAS y la CEMAC condicionado a la consolidación de la paz y la seguridad en la región.
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Mensaje por FlancoSur » 17 Abr 2010 18:14

Un breve apunte en mi blog sobre piratería en el Golfo de Guinea. A la industria petrolera de Camerún le está empezando a pasar lo que en su momento a la nigeriana.

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Mensaje por Loopster » 02 Ago 2010 12:52

Se me pasó colgar esto en su momento, MPRI gana un contrato de 250 millones de $ para seguridad marítima en Guinea Ecuatorial. Buena información de la que tirar:

Equatorial Guinea Awards Maritime Security Contract to U.S.-Based MPRI escribió: A $250 million contract has been awarded to U.S.-based private security firm Military Professional Resources Initiative (MPRI), an L-3 Communications company, by the Government of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) to protect the country's vast aquatic resources, according to Vanguard. The contract will establish a network of surveillance sites and operation centers at different points along the country's coast to protect against piracy and other maritime concerns that exist in the region.

The Government of Equatorial Guinea recognizes the strategic importance of promoting safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea region — for stakeholders, multinational oil and gas companies, and surrounding oil producing nations. Over the last two years, 12 attacks have occurred off the coast of West and Central Africa, resulting in abductions, loss of life, and a surmounting threat to the peace and stability of the Gulf of Guinea nations. Attacks in the Gulf of Guinea are not on the scale of those in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, but the region is becoming increasingly important because of its energy reserves.

Equatorial Guinea has a number of partnerships with American businesses, and it has a long-standing relationship with MPRI, which they previously contracted to conduct extensive best practice training with the country's police and security forces.

The current contract with MPRI is part of Equatorial Guinea's Maritime Security Enhancement Program and is designed to provide nationwide coastal surveillance coverage and long-term stability for the entire region. It is a part of Equatorial Guinea's commitment to contributing to the positive development of its part of West Africa.

MPRI is set to operate the site for three years, followed by another two years of sustenance and maintenance support.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country will host the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.

This has been distributed by Qorvis Communications, LLC on behalf of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. More information is available at the United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
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Mensaje por kilo009 » 01 Sep 2010 19:01

Ejecutados 3 militares y un civil acusados del golpe de Estado fallido del 17 de Febrero de 2009 en Guinea Ecuatorial.

los cuatro ejecutados son José Abeso Nsue, Manuel Ndong Aseme, Jacinto Michá Obiang y Aliio Ndong Asumu tras ser acusados de su presunta participación en el golpe de Estado el 17 de febrero de 2009 en el palacio presidencial de Malabo http://www.abc.es/20100830/espana/ejecu ... 01635.html


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Mensaje por Loopster » 21 Nov 2010 06:13

Tengo Guinea Ecuatorial totalmente descuidada, pero dos cosillas rápidas. La primera es que Simon Mann está currando para Obiang :shock: , y la segunda es que tras la visita de Obiang a Corea del Sur se habla de que van a comprar una fragata debido a la intensificación de los ataques a plataformas petrolíferas por parte del MEND.

Ya que estamos, ¿alguien identifica la insignia/escudo del pin?

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Mensaje por kilo009 » 31 Ene 2011 09:45

Nuestro amigo Teodoro Obiang, nombrado este domingo presidente de turno de la Unión Africana (UA)
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Mensaje por Loopster » 31 Ene 2011 09:46

En 72 horas la Unión Africana parará sus operaciones porque todo el dinero habrá volado :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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