7 woefully failed military coup attempts that startled Africa

January 08, 2019 at 01:21 pm | History

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

January 08, 2019 at 01:21 pm | History

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In 2004, mercenaries allegedly on their way to Equatorial Guinea were arrested in Zimbabwe. Pic credit: AP

Equatorial Guinea

On December 27, 2017, about 30 heavily armed men were taken into custody in Cameroon, at the border with Equatorial Guinea. According to reports, the men were mercenaries, armed with rocket launchers and heavy assault weapons and were en route to unseat the Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Reports said that Guinean security forces clashed with mercenaries, reportedly killing one, near the border.

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