Equatorial Guinea says foiled coup attempt planned in France

Equatorial Guinea says foiled coup attempt planned in France

A failed attempt to overthrow Equatorial Guinea’s government in December was organised in France.

Foreign minister Agapito Mba Mokuy however, said the coup plot did not involve the French government.

He said that Equatorial Guinea will cooperate with France as soon as we have more information.

Mr Moku also announced that Equatorial Guinea was suspending its participation in a scheme to allow free visa travel among six countries in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) grouping.

The scheme could not be implemented, “given what has happened in Equatorial Guinea” and the absence of “secure” passports.

The minister said that a total of 27 “terrorists or mercenaries” had been arrested after the attempted coup on 24 December, and about 150 others were still being sought near the border with Cameroon.


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