UK mercenary explains botched coup in Africa

Former SAS officer, who was jailed over failed Equatorial Guinea coup, makes startling claims in new book.

     

    Former British Special Air Service (SAS) officer Simon Mann has broken his silence about a failed 2004 coup attempt in the oil-rich African nation of Equatorial Guinea.

    In his newly released book, Mann makes startling claims about the scandal in which the son of Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister, was also implicated.

    Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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