Thousands of people throughout the country gathered for the demonstrations called by the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea, to protest about the attempted mercenary attack which was discovered and prevented a few weeks ago. The demonstrators also showed their support for the President of the Nation, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
Malabo, 21 January 2018
Malabo, Bata, Mongomo, Ebebiyin, Niefang The main cities in Equatorial Guinea were the setting for huge demonstrations of repulsion and condemnation of the attempted attack carried out by a group of international mercenaries, which was discovered and prevented during the Christmas holiday period.
We recall that this mercenary attack was discovered and frustrated by the Armed and National Security Forces, with the collaboration of the Armed and Security Forces of Cameroon, on 24th December. Around thirty heavily armed mercenaries from various countries were detained on the border between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. The investigations to shed light on the matter are ongoing.
Huge national protests
On Saturday 20th January, thousands of people throughout the country gathered in demonstrations called by the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) to protest about the mercenary attack. Alongside party militants, there was also participation from citizens from civil society, representatives and workers from companies, national and international institutions, and religious congregations, among others. Also featuring among in the demonstrations were ex patriot groups, above all Africans, from the many who currently live and work in Equatorial Guinea, who also joined the condemnation.
In the capital, Malabo, the demonstration organised by the PDGE was led by the General Secretary of the party, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, accompanied by the Deputy General Secretary, Jesusa Obono Engono Nchama, and was attended by members of the Government and other figures.
The demonstrations culminated in declarations of condemnation and repulsion at the attempted attack. There were also messages of solid support for the Head of State and President Founder of the PDGE, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and his policies, thanks to which Equatorial Guinea has for years been enjoying a status of development, stability and peace, which is truly a benchmark on the African continent. All this despite the various attempts to destabilise the Nation, such as the attack which also featured international mercenaries led by Simon Mann in 2004, and which was financed by important businessmen and lobbies from the West, and discovered before it took place.
In recent weeks, numerous messages of support and solidarity have been sent to the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea, by countries, Governments and leaders from around the world.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea