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

Zonas a tratar: Países CEDEAO (Senegal, Malí, Gambia, Costa de Marfil, Níger, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Ghana y Cabo Verde) y Mauritania, Países IGAD (Etiopía, Kenia, Sudán, Uganda), Djibouti y Somalia, Países CEEAC (Guinea Ecuatorial, Camerún, Gabón, Santo Tomé y Príncipe) y Países de la SADC (Sudáfrica, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, República Democrática del Congo)
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Zonas a tratar: Países CEDEAO (Senegal, Malí, Gambia, Costa de Marfil, Níger, Nigeria, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Ghana y Cabo Verde) y Mauritania, Países IGAD (Etiopía, Kenia, Sudán, Uganda), Djibouti y Somalia, Países CEEAC (Guinea Ecuatorial, Camerún, Gabón, Santo Tomé y Príncipe) y Países de la SADC (Sudáfrica, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, República Democrática del Congo)
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Tenemos al Presidente del Congreso de los Diputados, Bono, de visita oficial a Guinea Ecuatorial hoy y mañana. Esperemos que consiga algo interesante para España en materia económica, y que no le engañen como a Moratinos, pidiendo democratización y apertura...
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Re: CEEAC (Guinea Ecuato., Camerún, Gabón, SantoTomé y Prínc

Mensaje por Jose Luis Mansilla » 16 Feb 2011 17:12

Hola, os pongo 3 ofertas de empleo de MPRI en G.E.
Que cada uno saque sus conclusiones.
Saludos,

Law Enforcement Developer/Police Trainer -
Requisition ID
015586
Equatorial Guinea
Description
Embedded police advisor. Works directly with senior civilian law enforcement and security officials in Equatorial Guinea (EG) who are in charge of National Police, Gendarmerie, Customs Service and Fire Department operations. Responsibilities include: promoting ministerial level reorganization and modernization, national security strategy development and implementation, development and execution of a police training program that promotes the protection of human rights and assimilation of professional and institutional police values, and the formulation, implementation and institutionalization of mechanisms and processes normally found in modern police organizations that operate in democratic regimes. Has lead in recommending and institutionalizing best practices at the ministerial level, drafting ministerial level procedures that support day to day police operations and recommends how to use modern technology in support of security operations. Responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan designed to improve EG's law enforcement investigative capabilities. Updates and synchronizes the Five Year Modernization Plan with EG's military forces.

Qualifications
MPRI is seeking a retired civilian (not military) police Sergeant or higher with at least ten (10) year of experience with Major Crime Units. Excellent writing, verbal, and listening skills in Spanish (Castilian) required; native Spanish speaker preferred. Familiarity with use of police Spanish language police terminology a plus. Experience translating ministerial level documents and working in a multicultural environment where daily interaction occurs with foreign senior police is highly desirable but not required. Experience required in at least three of the following areas: police strategy and procedures development, force development/management model design and implementation, MCU investigation protocols, police technology acquisition management and planning, coordination and execution of both routine and emergency law enforcement operations and police training management. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Power Point required. College degree in a law enforcement related discipline (Criminal Justice, Public Governance, Psychology, etc.) is highly desirable but not required. Police instructor certification and operational experience in Africa a plus.


Computer Technology Instructor - Requisition ID
009428
Equatorial Guinea
Description
This program involves developing, delivering, and transitioning a series of interrelated training programs supporting a national maritime security program that addresses maritime, coastal, air, and land components, including all aspects of operations, systems utilization, and doctrinal implementation. Host nation personnel will be trained to employ, operate, and maintain the systems, to include communications and command and control functions.
The lead Computer/Information Technology Instructor will play a key role in the programs success by developing and implementing the programs computer technology instruction and curriculum development for the host nation customer(s). The instruction will consist of the following elements: (1) keyboarding/typing skills, (2) familiarization to basic computer equipment (CPU, hardware), (3) familiarization to MS Office products/software, and (4) internet research. In addition to ensuring that the programs computer technology instruction is effectively & efficiently implemented, the lead IT Technician/Systems Administrator will be responsible for providing recommendations to the Program Manager on cost effective means to operate or improve the instruction. The IT Technician/Systems Administrator will be responsible for producing Programs of Instruction (POI), lesson plans, and training support packages, including translations into Spanish in order to accomplish this task.
Additional responsibilities include:
• Coordinate with corporate IT staff in order to implement and continually improve computer technology training.
• Oversee development and delivery of training programs.
• Ensure training schedules are met and quality training is delivered by means of ststandards of achievement.
• Provide quality control functions to all aspects of computer based training and assist the host nation in assuming these responsibilities.
• Manage and enhance customer relationships.
• Manage computer technology training expenses (implementation, execution, accountability, expenditures).
• Assist in developing follow-on work/cultivate additional training opportunities.
• Ensure host nation customers receive quality computer technology training in order for them to assume the responsibility of operating sophisticated computer based systems used to monitor their maritime borders.
• Ensure accountability of any subcontractors, to include translators/interpreters, for conduct, performance, and deliverables.

Qualifications
MPRI is seeking experienced candidates to serve as the lead Computer/Information Technology Instructor for the Maritime Security Enhancement Program, a major maritime security program in Equatorial Guinea. Candidates must possess demonstrated experience in training & instruction as well as computer/information technology. Fluency in Spanish (minimum 3/3 level), particularly the Castilian dialect, is a major consideration. The following criteria/experience is required: (1) Associates/Bachelors degree in related field (Information Technology, Computer Science etc.), (2) three to five years of relevant experience in computer/information technology & curriculum development/implementation, (3) successful completion of the Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) program & A+ (Comptia) examination, (4) trouble shooting & problem solving skills and (5) U.S. citizenship.

Operational Specialist - Subject Matter Expert - Requisition ID
009077
Equatorial Guinea
Description
This program (Maritime Security Enhancement Program - MSEP) involves developing, delivering, and transitioning a series of interrelated training programs supporting a national maritime security program that addresses maritime, coastal, air, and land components, including all aspects of operations, systems utilization, and doctrinal implementation. Host nation personnel will be trained to employ, operate, and maintain the systems, to include communications and command and control functions.

The Operational Specialist (OS) SME will play a key role in the programs success by developing and implementing the programs OS curriculum development for the host nation customer(s). The instruction will consist of the following elements: (1) Plot a ship's position, heading, and speed, (2) Operate common marine electronic navigation instruments including radios and radar systems, (3) Function as plotters, radio-telephone talkers and maintain displays of strategic and tactical information, (4) Provide target plotting data to supervisors based on information received from target tracking devices, (5) Operate surveillance radars, Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), and associated equipment, (6) Serve as watch supervisors and section leaders who interpret and evaluate presentations and tactical situations and make recommendations to supervisors during watch conditions, (7) Apply a thorough knowledge of doctrine and procedures applicable to JOC operations contained in Equatoguinean Navy Instructions. Lastly, the IT Technician/Systems Administrator will be responsible for producing Programs of Instruction (POI), lesson plans, and training support packages, including translations into Spanish in order to accomplish this task.


Qualifications
Spanish language skills of 3/3 or better a must for this position. The successful candidate for this position will have experience as a U.S. Coast Guard or U.S. Navy Operational Specialist (OS) or hold similar qualifications. They will perform the following tasks as part of their duties with the ultimate goal of training Host Nation personnel to operate their own Operations Center in all respects: (1) Plot a ship's position, heading, and speed, (2) Operate common marine electronic navigation instruments including radios and radar systems, (3) Function as plotters, radio-telephone talkers and maintain displays of strategic and tactical information, (4) Provide target plotting data to supervisors based on information received from target tracking devices, (5) Operate surveillance radars, Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), and associated equipment, (6) Serve as watch supervisors and section leaders who interpret and evaluate presentations and tactical situations and make recommendations to supervisors during watch conditions, (7) Apply a thorough knowledge of doctrine and procedures applicable to JOC operations contained in Equatoguinean Navy Instructions. In summary, the candidate will train the Equatorial Guinea military in basic OS rating skills and how to run an operations center. The candidate will also be trained on the Klein Harbor Guard system, which will be the monitoring and detection backbone of the new EG operations center.

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Posicion demandada de L3 MPRI

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Malabo); 5655 Subject Matter Expert 04/22/2011

Position Description: Support the Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Defense by developing the operational concept and organization of a Joint Forces Operations Center. Assist in identifying, developing and acquiring the DOTMLPF (doctrine, organization, training, maintenance, leader development, personnel and facilities) requirements. Lead in the design of the C4I system and architecture. Assist in conducting exercises that evaluate command, control and operational procedures. Draft, produce written products related to the same in Spanish and English. Coach, train and mentor a developing operations staff responsible to senior MOD leaders for operational command and control, crisis response and other command center responsibilities. Assist with the development of policies, regulations, operating procedures and instructions. Serve as the senior mentor for the Operations Center. Other duties as assigned. Primary place of work is Camp Sera, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Individual may be required to travel throughout Equatorial Guinea.
Requirements: Former US military 05/06 with extensive Plans, Operations, Training and/or Command Center experience at the major command, regional command or national government level. Fluency in Spanish (minimum 3/3 level) is required. Ability to communicate with senior EG and US leaders and gain their trust and confidence is a must. Proficiency in MS Office products is required. Ability to draft, produce final written products related to the same in Spanish and English. This position requires executive level performance and social skills, character and discretion to work in a sensitive environment that requires the highest standards of performance and behavior at all times, on or off duty.
Locations: EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Malabo);

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Guinea Ecuatorial .

Mensaje por Jose Luis Mansilla » 19 May 2011 07:01

Law Enforcement Developer/Police Trainer -
Requisition ID
018730
Equatorial Guinea
Description
Embedded police advisor. Works directly with senior civilian law enforcement and security officials in Equatorial Guinea (EG) who are in charge of National Police, Gendarmerie, Customs Service and Fire Department operations. Responsibilities include: promoting ministerial level reorganization and modernization, national security strategy development and implementation, development and execution of a police training program that promotes the protection of human rights and assimilation of professional and institutional police values, and the formulation, implementation and institutionalization of mechanisms and processes normally found in modern police organizations that operate in democratic regimes. Has lead in recommending and institutionalizing best practices at the ministerial level, drafting ministerial level procedures that support day to day police operations and recommends how to use modern technology in support of security operations. Responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan designed to improve EG's law enforcement investigative capabilities. Updates and synchronizes the Five Year Modernization Plan with EG's military forces.

Qualifications
MPRI is seeking a retired civilian (not military) police Sergeant or higher with at least ten (10) year of experience with Major Crime Units. Excellent writing, verbal, and listening skills in Spanish (Castilian) required; native Spanish speaker preferred. Familiarity with use of police Spanish language police terminology a plus. Experience translating ministerial level documents and working in a multicultural environment where daily interaction occurs with foreign senior police is highly desirable but not required. Experience required in at least three of the following areas: police strategy and procedures development, force development/management model design and implementation, MCU investigation protocols, police technology acquisition management and planning, coordination and execution of both routine and emergency law enforcement operations and police training management. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Power Point required. College degree in a law enforcement related discipline (Criminal Justice, Public Governance, Psychology, etc.) is highly desirable but not required. Police instructor certification and operational experience in Africa a plus.

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: Full-time
Shift
: Day - 1st
Travel
: No
Organization
: MPRI, Inc.

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Presid. de Guin. Conakry, invitado excepcional a reunion del

Mensaje por Jose Luis Mansilla » 26 May 2011 20:33

El presidente de Guinea Conakry, invitado excepcional a la cumbre del G 8
24 de mayo de 2011

Según un diplomático francés, el presidente de Guinea Conakry, Alpha Condé, será invitado excepcional a la cumbre del G 8, que tendrá lugar en Deauville, Francia, los próximos 26 y 27 de mayo.

Esta invitación excepcional del presidente de Guinea Conakry es por “el curso democrático ejemplar del señor Alpha Condé”. Después de 50 años, la lucha política del nuevo hombre fuerte de Guinea viene de lejos. Exiliado, condenado por rebeldía, arrestado, juzgado y encarcelado arbitrariamente, la palabra de Alpha Condé es conocida y respetada en todo el continente africano y el resto del mundo. Es un ejemplo citado en debates políticos, democráticos e intelectuales, así como en las mejores universidades del continente.

Para los analistas políticos, esta invitación del presidente Alpha Condé a la cumbre del G 8 en Francia, marca el regreso de Guinea a la escena política y diplomática mundial.

Entre otros presidentes elegidos democráticamente, invitados a esta cumbre, destacan Alassane Ouattara, de Costa de Marfil, y Mahamadou Issoufou, de Níger.

Conviene observar que es la primera vez en la historia de Guinea Conakry que su presidente es invitado a la cumbre de los países más poderosos y ricos del mundo, entre los cuales poseen el 80 % de la riqueza mundial.

(Guinee24, Guinea Conakry, 23-05-11)

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Re: CEEAC (Guinea Ecuato., Camerún, Gabón, SantoTomé y Prínc

Mensaje por Jose Luis Mansilla » 20 Jul 2011 20:15

Hola a todos,
Parece que al Presidente de Guinea Konakry , tampoco le quieren.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14197052

20 July 2011 Last updated at 17:53 GMT

Guinea soldiers arrested for attack on president's home
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At least 37 soldiers have been arrested in Guinea following the attack on President Lansana Conte's home, officials say.

The detained soldiers include high-ranking officers who were close to Guinea's former military junta, the officials said.

The junta handed power to Mr Conde last year after he won elections.

Forces loyal to Mr Conde repelled the attack on his private residence in the capital, Conakry, on Tuesday.

Officials said the building was hit by gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades.

At least one guard was killed, several more wounded and parts of the house were destroyed.

Mr Conde - Guinea's first democratically elected president - escaped unhurt.

'Change will continue'

The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) said the attack could destabilise Guinea and destroy efforts to build democracy.

"Ecowas calls for the perpetrators of this attack to be brought before the competent courts to answer for their actions," it said.

The BBC's Alhassan Sillah in Conakry says the arrested soldiers include former army chief Gen Nouhou Thiam, two colonels and members of the presidential guard of ex-military ruler Gen Sekouba Konate.

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But Gen Konate - who is outside Guinea - has denounced the attack in media interviews, our reporter says.

He returned the country to civilian rule last year following widespread domestic and international pressure.

Our reporter says Conakry is returning to normality but soldiers are continuing to search vehicles, causing huge traffic jams.

Mr Conde called for calm in a state TV broadcast following the attack.

"Our enemies can try everything, but they cannot prevent the Guinean people's march towards democracy. Democracy has begun and it will continue, I promised you change and, God willing, change will happen," he said.

Last year, Mr Conde - a veteran opposition leader - won the first democratic elections since independence in 1958.

Guinea has a history of coups and ethnic conflict.

It has been particularly unstable since 2008 when President Lansana Conte, who ruled for 24 years, died.

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Daily Mail escribió:Stiff upper lip: Daughter of jailed mercenary Simon Mann reveals VERY British reunion after five years in notorious African prison

For a man who had just emerged from the hellhole of Africa’s most notorious jail after five long years of captivity it was an incongruous opening line.

But to Old Etonian mercenary Simon Mann, freedom must have seemed so surreal that it didn’t seem strange, on first embracing his eldest daughter, Sophie, to open with the words: ‘I gather from your mother’s letter that you’ve recently installed a new kitchen. How did that go?’

On November 4, 2009, the event Sophie Mann had scarcely dared to hope for had finally come to pass.

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Her father had been pardoned by the President of Equatorial Guinea and the family was to be reunited after six years.

He had been serving a 34-year sentence for his role in the notorious failed ‘Wonga’ coup d’etat in the West African state, a mercenary plot involving vast sums of money, a cache of weapons and a host of shadowy perpetrators.
A short time after Mann’s privately chartered plane had touched down on British soil, Sophie and her brothers, the children from Mann’s first marriage, were with their father in a London restaurant, enjoying a slap-up meal, almost as if nothing had happened.

‘We were very British about it all,’ recalls Sophie.

‘There was a lot of stiff upper lip. I think I had envisaged a reunion scene along the lines of The Railway Children, with shouts of, “Daddy . . . Daddy!” But, in fact, we were very reserved.’

Instead of tears and lingering hugs, the reunited family all ate a hearty lunch.

After years in an African jail, surviving on a diet of ‘kapenta’ – small dried fish preserved in salt water – it is perhaps not surprising that Mann just wanted to tuck in and try to forget the ordeal he had just come through.

‘At some point while he was in jail, he’d been given a copy of Tatler magazine,’ says Sophie. ‘And the next question he asked me was whether I owned a pair of Manolo Blahniks – because he had read that they were all the rage.

‘The whole conversation over lunch was weird, really, since, what do you say?

'We weren’t wanting to upset him or cause any distress.

'The adjustment for him was huge. If my brothers and I had been wailing, it would have all become too much.’

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To gauge the true extent of her father’s privations during his captivity, Sophie fears she may have to rely on his forthcoming book about his ordeal.

‘In the years since he came home, Dad’s been really open about talking through his experiences with us, but I am certain, in many respects, we’ve barely scratched the surface,’ says Sophie.

There are those who must be dreading the book’s publication.

Mann, now 59, has already insisted he was merely the ‘manager’ and not the ‘architect’ of the failed coup. Among those who have already been implicated in the plot are

Baroness Thatcher’s son, Mark, and London-based Lebanese businessman Ely Calil, a close friend of Lord Mandelson. Calil has repeatedly denied any involvement.

Sophie, 26, is among those close to him who are aware Mann’s memoir will open up old wounds about the trauma of knowing their father was incarcerated in such a frightening place.

Born in 1985, to Mann and his first wife, Jennie, a housewife, Sophie was their much-loved youngest child and only daughter.

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At the time she was born, her father was a dashing soldier. The son of Watney Mann brewing heir George Mann, who captained the English cricket team in the Forties, Mann attended Eton and then Sandhurst.

Commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1972, Mann rapidly rose through the ranks and later became a member of the SAS, serving in Cyprus, Germany, Norway and Northern Ireland.

With three young children to raise and a husband frequently away on long tours of duty, Sophie’s mother must have found it difficult to cope.

Although Mann left the Army the year Sophie was born, it was perhaps too late to save the marriage.

Sophie, together with her elder brothers Jack, now 28, and Peter, 30, were brought up principally by Jennie’s second husband, Robert Schuster, in rural Oxfordshire.

‘My parents divorced when I was three months old, so I can’t say I
was ever that used to having my father around at home,’ says Sophie.

‘I was brought up by mother and my stepfather, who I confusingly call “Daddy”, while Simon is always “Dad”.

But my brothers and I were always very close to him, despite the fact that he was away a lot and in and out of the country.

We always went to stay in South Africa, where he lived with his third wife, Amanda, for six years, at New Year.’

Interested in art and design from a young age, Sophie attended Tudor Hall School in Oxfordshire.

Thriving academically, she won a place at Leeds University to study textiles but decided to take a gap year to improve her grasp of European languages.

Then on March 7, 2004, Sophie, who was in Italy, received a phone call that was to turn her world upside down.

‘Someone’s been arrested,’ she heard her mother say. ‘My first comment was, “Oh God, what’s Jack done?” ’ Sophie recalls replying.

She was referring to her brother. An officer in the Blues and Royals, Jack is a close friend of Prince Harry and a keen polo player. He attended the Royal Wedding earlier this year.

But in his younger sister’s fearful mind, Jack’s youthful high spirits made him more likely to land him in trouble than any other member of the family.

‘I concluded from the silence on the end of the line that something more serious was afoot.’ Sophie adds.

‘I still remember the specific moment the call came through. I was stumbling out of a restaurant, as I often did in Venice, and everything changed. Very quickly.’

Distressingly, Sophie and her family had to learn all the details about her father’s captivity by watching events unfold on 24-hour news channels.

Mann, then 51, had been arrested in Zimbabwe for leading a coup attempt against the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

He had been detained when the Boeing 727 he was travelling in was impounded in Harare, where it had been due to be loaded with £100,000 worth of weapons and equipment.

Alongside Mann, 69 suspected mercenaries were also held. His lawyers claimed that they had been on their way to the Democratic Republic of Congo to provide security for diamond mines.

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On September 10 that year, Mann was sentenced to seven years in a Zimbabwean jail for violating the country’s immigration, firearms and security laws.

There couldn’t have been anyone more surprised at the unfolding events than Mann’s daughter.

Sophie had thought her father had given up on derring-do when he left the SAS and, as a middle-aged businessman, thought him as dull as most teenagers imagine their fathers to be.

Had she been older and wiser on her visits to her father in South Africa, Sophie might have realised his thirst for danger had not deserted him when he left the Army.

In the mid-Nineties he established the mercenary firm Sandline International, which was involved in missions in Angola, Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea.

At the time of his initial trial, Sophie was thankful that the attention from the world’s media did not fall on her and her siblings from her father’s first marriage.

‘We got away without having any intrusion in our lives, which gave us time to miss him in private,’ says Sophie. ‘My brothers and I weren’t constantly being probed about how we felt.

‘During that entire time, only one person approached my mother. They expected her to launch into the bitter vitriol of an ex-wife, but of course, that didn’t happen. We pulled together, retained our privacy and hoped for his safe return.’

Sophie took up her place at Leeds University and tried to concentrate on her studies. She and her father maintained a close relationship by constantly writing letters.

‘Time would pass so quickly, not hearing from or about him became almost normal,’ she says. ‘At times I used to forget all about it and then instantly feel guilty about having done so.

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‘I went backwards and forwards to see my stepmother Amanda in Hampshire, who had by that stage delivered my half-brother Arthur.’

Amanda had been pregnant with Arthur, her fourth child with Mann, when he was first arrested, meaning he had never seen his youngest son.

‘When you’ve got serious things going on in your life, it’s hard to get involved in the frivolity of university life,’ recalls Sophie of that time.

‘I once met someone at a house party who was so impressed with who my father was that he asked me for my autograph. It was totally mad.’

In February 2007, after four years of imprisonment, Simon Mann was released early for good behaviour. But the family had little time to feel any sense of relief as Mann was promptly rearrested.

On May 2, 2007, a Zimbabwe court ruled that Mann should be extradited to Equatorial Guinea to face charges.

‘Of the entire ordeal, I can honestly say the worst bit was when Dad was moved to Equatorial Guinea,’ says Sophie. ‘It just happened one night, and we had no forewarning, no real understanding of why it had happened. Just like that, he was gone.

‘I kept wondering, “How can no one know where he was?” A Zimbabwean jail at least meant that my letters to him were arriving. Equatorial Guinea was our worst fear.’

Mann was transferred to the infamous Black Beach prison in Malabo, where human rights are said to be left at the door and inmates routinely starve and are denied medical attention.

Standing trial in 2008, Mann was accused with more than 60 South African and Angolan mercenaries of planning to gun down President Obiang at an airport in Equatorial Guinea after an advance party led by a former South African commander called Nick du Toit had sealed off the area.

Before the trial Mann, appearing in handcuffs and with his legs shackled in irons admitted to Channel 4 in an interview recorded in Black Beach prison that he had not been travelling to protect a diamond mine and was stupid to go ahead with the plot. ‘It was a f***-up,’ he said.

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‘I blame myself for not simply saying, “Cut.” I was bloody stupid. I regret all that terribly.

'You go tiger shooting and you don’t expect the tiger to win. I have been saying how sorry I am to everybody for four years now actually.’

Documents showed Mann had expected to make more than £7.5 million out of the coup and run the country and its oil revenues through a commercial company. He admitted ‘money and business interests’ were a motivation.

Ironically, Sophie was relieved to see her father on trial simply because she got to see his face and hear his voice: ‘He wasn’t just a still-life photograph, but animated, alive and talking.

‘His voice was a wonderful sound after having gone such a long time without it. He had acquired a bit of a South African twang in his accent, but I laughed and shrugged that off.’

She was more worried by his appearance. ‘He had aged so much. He had a very thin body. It was a horrible sight since he’d always been incredibly youthful and incredibly energetic. It’s funny what a lot of uncut hair and malnourishment can do to your looks.’

Mann was found guilty and sentenced to 34 years in jail. Sophie had almost abandoned all hope that she would ever see her father again.

Then, on a blustery autumn day in November 2009, she received another fateful phone call. Sophie was on her way home from an evening babysitting. It was one of her brothers calling.

He said: ‘Stop driving for a minute. I’ve got some news . . .’ Their father would be home within 48 hours.

The next day, Sophie was due to start a temporary job at the shopping channel QVC.

‘I was a nervous wreck,’ she recalls. ‘A very kind lady was showing me around, but I couldn’t stop shaking. After three hours trying to keep it together I said, “I’m so sorry, I’m probably the worst temp in the world – I can’t stay. My father is coming home. I haven’t seen him in six years.”

‘She turned to me and said, “Great! Go! Get out of here!” ’

Reinvigorated by having her family whole again since their reunion, Sophie has plunged into life.

In May, ‘Dad’ walked her up the aisle of an Oxfordshire church as she married Will Gaze, 28, a Stowe-educated ‘elite plumber’ and property developer whom she met at university.

When the couple got engaged Will is reported to have asked his future father-in-law for his permission.

‘It made him shed a tear,’ said a friend of Mann at the time. ‘He’s been joking how useful it is to have a plumber in the family.’

Sophie has also set up a company called Andara with an old school friend, Tiffany Seaward, specialising in elegant fashionable home furnishings.

Clearly her father’s experiences have not deterred Sophie from travelling to exotic parts of the world to source products.

Indeed she flies to Morocco this week to rummage through the souks of Marrakech.

The girl Simon Mann left behind at the age of 18 has grown up. Father and daughter can now look forward, as they scarcely dared hope for just two years ago, to talking about far more than Manolo Blahniks and her new kitchen.
Cry havoc and unleash the hawgs of war - Otatsiihtaissiiststakio piksi makamo ta psswia

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Guinea Ecuatorial, El Golfo de Guinea y España: Consideraciones Geopolíticas y de Seguridad por José Hornero Gómez, Diplomático de la División de Asuntos Estratégicos y de Seguridad del Ministerio de Defensa.

A través de su Mando para África (AFRICOM), EEUU desarrolla la African Partnership Station (APS), una iniciativa marítima plurinacional en materia de seguridad en el mar, liderada por EEUU pero que se coordina con distintas marinas occidentales y organizaciones subsaharianas. Tiene un componente muy destacado de diplomacia pública, que se materializa a través de visitas, escalas y actividades comunitarias. España participa activamente en la APS.30 Para el caso ecuatoguineano, destacan las labores de adiestramiento en técnicas SAR, de asalto e inspección de buques y anti-terroristas.31
AFRICOM presta asimismo apoyo directo a la ASF, como en el caso de las maniobras Cohesion Benin 2010 de ECOWAS y Kwanza 2010 de FOMAC, que son las dos brigadas regionales de la ASF que congregan, entre ambas, a los países del Golfo, Guinea incluida. Junto a estas vías directas, Washington recurre o se beneficia de otras indirectas, como la labor que desarrollan empresas privadas de seguridad en materia de entrenamiento, capacitación y asesoramiento.32 En todo caso, y fuera ya del ámbito estricto de la seguridad, hay un intenso debate acerca de AFRICOM, la competencia entre EEUU y China en África y, sobre todo, si se ha producido un cambio palpable de la política de EEUU hacia África desde la llegada al poder del presidente Obama.
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Teodoro Obiang Ngema , no teme a los ladrones de su hijo.

Mensaje por Jose Luis Mansilla » 13 Ene 2012 19:30

Teodoro Obiang viaja a Suazilandia y se aloja en el mismo hotel donde robaron a su hijo 2,5 millones de dólares

13 de enero de 2012


El presidente de Guinea Ecuatorial, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, visitó al rey Mswati II de Suazilandia, esta semana, pocos meses después de que a su hijo le robasen dos millones y medio de dólares, en un hotel de Suazilandia.

El portavoz del gobierno de Suazilandia, Percy Simelane confirmó la visita pero se negó a divulgar los detalles. Mswatihizo su primera aparición en público el día 10 de enero, después de meses de reclusión, para dar la bienvenida al líder africano que más tiempo lleva en el poder y su fuerte séquito de 40 hombres.

Obiang que se hizo con el poder en 1979, tras dar un golpe de estado, es presidente de turno de la Unión Africana. Tras asistir a las celebraciones del centenario del ACN de Suráfrica, el partido en el gobierno, durante el primer fin de semana de enero, ha visitado a los líderes del África Austral. El día 9, realizó una visita sorpresa al presidente de Zimbabue, Robert Mugabe.

El pasado mes de septiembre, el hijo playboy de Obiang, Teodorin, fue víctima del robo de dos millones y medio de dólares, en un hotel de cinco estrellas de Suazilandia, el Royal Villas Resort.

Su padre se ha alojado en el mismo hotel esta semana.

El dinero estaba en una bolsa sin precauciones de seguridad.

Se cree que el rico hijo del presidente de Guinea Ecuatorial se convertirá en el próximo presidente del pequeño país rico en petróleo.

(Times Live, Suráfrica, 13-01-12)

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Teodoro Obiang, primas al equipo de futbol de G.E.

Mensaje por Jose Luis Mansilla » 26 Ene 2012 12:06

Teodoro Obiang , es noticia , esta vez por la entrega de primas al equipo de futbol de G.E.

UNO-Francia reacciona por la concesión de una prima de un millón de dólares (760.000 euros) por Teodoro Obiang Nguema, oficialmente Ministro de agricultura, al equipo de fútbol de Guinea Ecuatorial para recompensar a cada uno de su victoria en la Copa Africana de Naciones: "la cuestión no es si los jugadores han ganado esta prima, sino de dónde viene el dinero y cómo fue financiado por el hijo del Presidente." Todos sabemos como es el tren de vida del Sr. Obiang junior, y dudo sobre si el origen de estos fondos está permitido. "La prima de futbol" Obiang ilustra perfectamente la necesidad de más transparencia en Guinea Ecuatorial. "Europa debe actuar más rápidamente para imponer la legislación que regula el dinero pagado a los gobiernos, como Teodoro Obiang para la explotación de recursos naturales y el sector petrolero," dijo William Grosso, el Director de UNO Francia.
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