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Wonga coup

Roberts, Adam

Wonga coup

the British mercenary plot to seize oil billions in Africa

by Roberts, Adam

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Published by Profile Books in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural resources -- Equatorial Guinea.,
  • Equatorial Guinea -- History -- 21st century.,
  • Equatorial Guinea -- Politics and government -- 1979-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-290) and index.

    Other titlesBritish mercenary plot to seize oil billions in Africa
    StatementAdam Roberts.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT620.8 .R63 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 304 p. :
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21562816M
    ISBN 101861979347

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The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa [Roberts, Adam] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Cited by:   A bad end for the Wonga Coup, indeed and for the people of Equatorial Guinea, who seem to be stuck with the Obiang clan for the indefinite future.

Roberts, a highly experienced reporter, demonstrates his skills quite aptly in preseniting this complex but buffoonish plot, interviewing many of the participants and telling an engaging tale/5(32).

This book was made more enjoyable by my having recently finished Robert Klitgaard's Tropical Gangsters, which is a book about World Bank/IMF development activities in Equitorial Guinea nearly 20 years before the activities described in The Wonga Coup.I'm not sure if I would have given this one three stars had I not already had an interest in finding out where the country had ended up after /5.

Book Excerpt: 'The Wonga Coup' Read an excerpt from The Wonga Coup by Adam Roberts. With a cast of characters worthy of a remake of Wild Geese and a plot as mazy as it was unlikely, The Wonga Coup is a tale of venality, overarching vanity and greed whose example speaks to the problems of the entire African continent.

Books with Buzz Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction. /5(32). With a cast of characters worthy of a remake of Wild Geese and a plot as mazy as it was unlikely, The Wonga Coup is a tale of venality, overarching vanity, and greed, whose example speaks to the problems of the entire African continent.

The book is written in an elegant, engaging, and subtly funny style, and the reader is a pleasure. Adam Roberts spent six years in India as the Economist s South East Asia correspondent based in Delhi Previously the Southern Africa correspondent in Johannesburg and the News Editor ofhe is now the European business and finance correspondent in Paris He is the author of the Economist s special report on India and of The Wonga Coup PublicAffairs Buy The Wonga Coup: Simon Mann's Plot to Seize Oil Billions in Africa Main by Roberts, Adam (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:   The Wonga Coup by Adam Roberts pp, Profile, £ It was the story that had everything: a wealthy Old Etonian former SAS officer (Simon Mann) as coup.

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Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich /5(32).

The Wonga Coup Guns, Thugs, and A Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in An Oil-rich Corner of Africa (Book): Roberts, Adam: 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 inObiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, belief in witchcraft, mass. The Wonga Coup - The Wonga Coup audiobook, by Adam Roberts 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 inObiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, belief in witchcraft, mass murder, billion-dollar corruption.

Read the Wonga Coup as the "probably what happened" synopsis of the EG coup fiasco - then read Mann's boy's own story in "Cry Havoc" (Wonga names the names Mann doesn't) and then read James Brabazon's "My friend the Mercenary" to get the front man's story - 8 years in Black Beach prison is no picnic - and then Al Venter's "Other People's War" for background context, and finally, Eben Barlow's /5.

The one book that no one thought was rubbish was The Dogs of War, the thriller written by Frederick Forsyth and based on a coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea. ‎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 inObiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, belief in witchcraft, mass murder, billiondollar corruption, a. The Wonga coup: guns, thugs, and a ruthless determination to create mayhem in an oil-rich corner of Africa Profile Books, ; sub-title on original ed.

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And the perfect leader for the battle. The Wonga Coup, by Adam Roberts is the first book to tell the story of the conspiracy, and the subsequent fallout. If this sounds like the plot of a Frederick Forsyth novel, that’s because it is. Roberts reveals that Forsyth’s bestseller The Dogs of War, is based on the thriller writer’s real-life involvement with a failed coup.

Read "The Wonga Coup Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa" by Adam Roberts available from Rakuten Kobo. Equatorial Guinea is a tiny country roughly the size of the state of Maryland.

Humid, jungle covered, and rife with unpl Brand: Publicaffairs. The British mercenary Simon Mann, who faces up to 10 years in jail today for trying to buy arms to overthrow the president of Equatorial Guinea, contributed £, to the plot, according to a.The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Wonga Coup: Guns, Thugs, and a Ruthless Determination to Create Mayhem in an Oil-Rich Corner of Africa by Adam Roberts at.

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