Politics & Media
Nov 09, 2009, 06:58AM

Down the rabbit hole: Simon Mann, Mark Thatcher, and the Wonga Coup

The British mercenary convicted in the 2004 attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea is out to bring down his cohorts.

More on the Wonga Coup here.

The statements had a certain similarity. Sir Mark Thatcher and London-based millionaire Ely Calil, two people alleged to have played key roles in the failed coup attempt in an oil-rich West African state, were either "delighted" or "thrilled" to hear that a private jet had taken to the air and was bringing home Simon Mann, the only Briton jailed for the attempted takeover of Equatorial Guinea.


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