Thursday, December 01, 2011

SUB-SAHARAN SPRING?

Angolan Children
Angola by Harleys & Thunderstorms

Angola is the second biggest oil-producer in sub-Saharan Africa.

In Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos has held power since 1979.

"Protests, albeit so far small ones, are bubbling."

Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa: It’s progress, even if it’s patchy

Most people in Angola "live on less than $1 per day".

Luanda by Harleys & Thunderstorms

Equatorial Guinea is the fourth biggest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa.

President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea has been in power for 32 years.

Whose next to be toppled by the USA-NATO?

2 comments:

Genie said...

beautiful photos:-)

Anonymous said...

Been researching Forsyth's bestseller The Dogs Of War, and Equatorial Guinea is 'Zangoro', or whatever he called it. The country Shannon's mercs attacked. Forsyth suggested mineral wealth, but in reality it was offshore oil. Forsyth himself funded an attempt to take the country, buying weapons and a small tramper called the Albatross. They had engine-trouble and were boarded, lucky to get away with it, they were still in international waters and it was uncertain which country they were going to attack. There have been other attempts since. Forsyth based his book on a real plot thought to have been slotted for '63.

Methinks things might have been better for the locals if that plot had taken place and been successful. Gotten rod of the blacks, anyway. Most of the mercs involved were German, so the country would have been well-organised!

 
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