SIT REP: Central AFRICA: ZOGO
From the CIA FACT FILE.
The ongoing violence in the south of the country has begun to destabilise the existing social structure and harmony of the region. Despite recent victories, the President of the troubled African nation has been unable to subdue rebel groups that have begun to break away from Meeko Momfasa’s Patangan Liberation Front (PLF). In fact, several groups have now claimed that they are the legitimate Liberation movement after the death of Beeko Momfasa. In addition to this, Mshombou’s violent retribution against some of his own people is leading to a greater cycle of violence in the more remote section of the country in the south. The absence of his Zogo Africa Rifles and the consolidation of his Presidential Guard on campaign with the President, has meant that resource rich sections of the country have been without authority and civil disorder. Brutal violence is increasing.
Of concern to the West is the recent arrival of PLA (People’s Liberation Army) advisers from China. Besides these ‘advisers’, large amounts of military hardware are landing in the country and being deployed with the President’s dreaded Presidential Guard.
Recent reports from the diamond and uranium rich region of southern Patanga indicate that European mining specialists and their families are being rounded up by ruthless gun toting rebels in the town of Kelwazi. The lives of nearly 1500 French, US, British and Belgian nationals is now at stake.
A source has confirmed that NATO’s rapid reaction force will be deployed to Kelwozi to protect the lives of the hostages.
A spokesman for the Zogo government stated; “This is western colonial imperialism again. These Europeans have no right to enter our country. It is merely the greedy Wall Street capitalist wanting our uranium and our diamonds. They care nothing for the lives of these people who are living peacefully with their African brothers and sisters!”
On news that NATO is preparing to commit US Rangers and Foreign Legion Paratroops to the Kelwazi region, to guarantee the lives of the Europeans there, the President himself made an appearance on national television to assure his people.
‘Whoever shows hostility to the peace-loving people of Zogo will be destroyed. We will not allow Europeans colonialists to take one step on the soil of our beloved country! I promise you this!!”