updated Tue. August 16, 2022
January 26, 2018
With reported backing from wealthy British citizens, including Mark Thatcher, they attempted to overthrow the government and install Severo Moto Nsa, a prominent exiled politician, as president in exchange for lucrative oil concessions. Later dubbed the "Wonga coup," the effort failed spectacularly whenÃâÃÂ ...
June 27, 2017
"I know that because Severo Moto Nsa and Ely Calil were the two people who hired me to lead the 2004 attempted coup d'etat against the regime." Teodorin is standing trial before the International Court of Justice under charges of embezzlement and corruption, with a complaint that he used his formerÃâÃÂ ...
June 26, 2017
He said that the other people plotting to overthrow the president were Ely Calil, a Lebanese businessman; Severo Moto Nsa, Equatorial Guinea's opposition leader; and William Bourdon, the lawyer for Transparency International, the anti-corruption group. “I concluded a pact with President Obiang.
November 8, 2009
... presented the Metropolitan Police with a dossier of evidence that Mr Calil allegedly gave up to ÃâÃÂ£700,000 to support the overthrow of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Aides close to Mr Calil have confirmed he backed exiled opposition leader Severo Moto Nsa but denied involvement in an illegal coup.
September 3, 2008
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph at his home in Toledo, Severo Moto Nsa admitted hiring the British mercenary Simon Mann but denied any knowledge about Sir Mark Thatcher's alleged involvement. Mr Moto accused Western countries of collaborating with Equatorial Guinea's repressive regime in returnÃâÃÂ ...