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Vol 44 No 22

Published 7th November 2003

Equatorial Guinea

A coup that wasn't

We hear there's some substance to speculation in Equatorial Guinea's capital of Malabo that the authorities foiled a coup attempt in late October. The government on 30 October furiously denied such rumours, which were carried by Agence France Presse, the only international news agency with a local stringer, Rodrigo Angue Nguema, who was arrested on 3 November as an official enquiry into the affair got under way.

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