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Ely Calil

Date of Birth: 12 August 1945
Place of Birth: Kano, Nigeria
Died: 28 May 2018


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Ely Calil, 1945-2018

When British newspapers decided that Ely Calil was the mysterious architect of a spectacular failed mercenary operation to topple the government of Equatorial Guinea in 2004, the only photo they could find was a grainy, 30-year-old wedding photo of a serious-faced young man in a 1970s tuxedo (AC Vol 45 No 6, Malabo imbroglio)...


Those were the days

There is no mention, we hear, of Ely Calil, the Britain-based businessman of Lebanese origin accused by Malabo of masterminding the plot, while the names of some of Mann’s collaborators have been changed...


Karim the successor

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo hired Page to try to prosecute Ely Calil for his alleged role in Simon Mann's botched coup attempt (AC Vol 51 No 13)...


See you in court in Beirut

’ Mann’s promise to repeat in the British courts his claim that Mark Thatcher, son of former Premier Margaret Thatcher, and Lebanese businessman Ely Calil were the financial kingpins in the 2004 plot to overthrow Obiang has been welcomed in Malabo...


No case, no answer

Lawyers for Equatorial Guinea in London insist that they have dropped the action because they now expect the British authorities to bring criminal charges against the men they allege are behind the conspiracy, including Ely Calil and Sir Mark Thatcher who, curiously, was not named as a party to the civil action...


At the circus

On the first day of the trial on 17 June, Attorney General José Olo Obono accused Mann to his face and his associates in absentia - Lebanese trader Ely Calil, Prime Ministerial scion Mark Thatcher and sundry collaborators including Greg Wales, David Tremain and Nigel Morgan - of plotting the violent overthrow of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in 2004, an act he compared with the attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001...


Butcher Shop

' Fallaha is an associate of Lebanese businessman Ely Calil, who was accused of involvement in the coup plot by Mann in his television interview in Black Beach gaol...


From Chikurubi to Blackbeach

Africa Confidential understands that for several months the Malabo government has been seeking to persuade Mann and Nick Du Toit, sentenced to 34 years in 2004, to accept plea bargains that implicate Ely Calil, a London-based businessman of Lebanese origin with excellent connections across Africa, and others as the main architects of the of the plot...


Billing and couping

On 21 September, in the High Court in London, Obiang personally and the state of Equatorial Guinea lost their civil claim for damages against the men they say organised the conspiracy: Simon Mann, serving four years in Zimbabwe for trying to buy weapons illegally; Severo Moto, the Madrid-based opposition leader; Greg Wales, an accountant linked to Mann; Ely Calil, a London-based businessman with links to Mann and Moto; and two companies linked to Mann, Logo Limited and Systems Design...


Trial of strength

Obono has also called for the inclusion in the case of Ely Calil, the Nigerian-born, London-based Lebanese businessman, Greg Wales, Severo Moto, the Madrid-based opposition leader and others from his 'government in exile'...


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