Past eventResearch Event

Book Launch: The Wonga Coup - The British Mercenary Plot to Seize Oil Billions in Africa

11 December 2008 - 16:30 to 17:30

Chatham House, London


Adam Roberts, The Economist and author of The Wonga Coup
Discussant: HE Agustín Nze Nfumu, Ambassador of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Chair: Alex Vines, Director of Regional and Security Studies, Chatham House



In March 2004 Nick du Toit confessed to 'the Wonga Coup' - an attempt to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea. This is the story of how the coup was set up and why it failed.

In this meeting, the author will bring the story up to date and cast new light on some of the questions raised by the book.

The meeting will be followed by a reception.