Congo Holding 3 Americans in Alleged Coup Plot
JOHANNESBURG, May 24 -- Three Americans were among at least 26 security workers arrested and jailed last week in Congo on suspicion of plotting a coup in advance of national elections in July, officials and news services reported Wednesday.
Fifteen of the suspects are employed by a South African security company, Omega Security Solutions, whose parent company has offices in Pretoria, the South African capital. A company official said the detained Americans work for two U.S. companies that are arranging security and logistics for the campaign of a presidential candidate in Congo. The other suspects are Nigerians.
From Kinshasa, the capital of Congo, Interior Minister Theophile Mbemba said 32 men with military gear were arrested, but he offered few other details, the Associated Press reported. "It is clear that they were military personnel with political plans. . . . They were part of a coup attempt, and they will face justice in Congo," he said.
Congo, a troubled, resource-rich central African country of 63 million people, is uneasily emerging from years of dictatorship and war. Presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for July 30.
The president of Congo, Joseph Kabila, is seeking to remain in office in the elections. He took over after the assassination of his father, Laurent Kabila, in 2001.
Hmmm..interesting. Thanks for the info.
"26 security workers" = TERRORISTS like blackwater filth. So what they got caught, the Africans who are in jail with them wil teach them a GOOD lesson.