Equatorial Guinea/CAR: to renew diplomatic ties after crisis

Marie-Pierre Coppens

BANGUI [LNC] – In late  December, Equatorial Guinea said it thwarted an attempted “coup” against the government of  dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Africa’s longest-serving leader since 79. Just after, Nicolas Obama Nchama, the country’s security minister quoted: “mercenaries … were recruited by Equatorial Guinean militants from certain radical opposition parties with the support of certain powers”.

Adding next that the government accused at least 30 armed mercenaries from Chad, Sudan and Centrafric of attempting to overthrow Mbasogo with the support of Guinean opposition forces just before Christmas.


 CAR suspected of being one of those “certain powers“, Faustin Touadera has been summoned as a vulgar employee in Malabo, to come out in defense.

Two days later, in Bangui, Juan Antonio BIBANG the Minister for External Security also visited Touadera at the palace de la Renaissance for a meeting, before taking time to meet Equato-Guinea’s diplomatic headquarters, and exchanged impressions with personnel led by the adviser Responsible for Business, José Manuel Mesi Nve Nchama, before then offering an economic incentive to local officials.

His statement after talks with Touadera: «I can inform you that the situation began to return to normal. That was an attempted coup, but security forces of the State of Equatorial-Guinea, with all of means of  state security, reacted immediately to keep peace back.
About Centrafrican, there is no one in custody in Malabo. Even if  Centrafricans were clearly involved in this attempt of coup d’etat. Anyway,  not appear to cause problems in  our mutual relationship».

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© January 2018 – LAMINE MEDIA

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