UN sends envoy to Equatorial Guinea after 'coup attempt'

Francois Lounceny Fall, the UN envoy for West Africa who who has been dispatched to Equatorial Guinea for talks after authorities in the oil-rich country said they had put down an attempted coup by foreign mercenaries. PHOTO | KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV | AFP

What you need to know:

  • UN spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters that "little information has emerged" about the alleged coup attempt.

  • Equatorial Guinea's security minister announced Wednesday that his forces had thwarted a plot in late December to oust Nguema.

  • Clashes were reported in Equatorial Guinea near the border with Cameroon on Wednesday, state television said.



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