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Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tomé

A strategic region in the Gulf of Guinea

Best Hotels: Omali Lodge****, Sao Tomé (now refurbished) and Bom Bom Resort****, Principe

(both part of the wonderful Operation Loango (click))

Our Hotel: Miramar***

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Sao Tomé is host to a large station of the "Voice of America"

Supposedly there is a lot of untapped oil in the area (Gulf of Guinea)

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Hotel Miramar ...

Hotel Miramar ...

... at the pool

... at the pool

With our local friends

With our local friends

Cruising ...

Cruising ...

... to dark beaches

... to dark beaches

Big business (jets) on a small island

Big business (jets) on a small island

Instead boarding Aerocontractors - "Nigeria's Airline of the Year"

Instead boarding Aerocontractors - "Nigeria's Airline of the Year"

Emirates Airlines. Relaxing en-route at Mina'a Salaam Dubai Stop Over

Emirates Airlines. Relaxing en-route at Mina'a Salaam Dubai Stop Over

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Video: "Black Beach - Simon Mann's African Oil Coup" (Source: BBC on youtube)

A fascinating documentary that tells a true story of greed, courage, old mercenaries, current geopolitics and the neo-colonial scramble for oil in Africa

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P.S.: Interesting book about Sao Tomé "Exorcising Devils from the Throne" (Amazon)

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