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British Media Leap on Africa Coup Plot Story

An apparent coup attempt in the tiny West African nation of Equatorial Guinea has drawn in a rich cast of characters, including a handful of rich and prominent Britons. Chief among them are Mark Thatcher, the son of Britain's former prime minister, and former conservative political and novelist Jeffrey Archer. The British media have jumped on the story. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports.

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Anthony Kuhn is NPR's correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea, reporting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the great diversity of Asia's countries and cultures. Before moving to Seoul in 2018, he traveled to the region to cover major stories including the North Korean nuclear crisis and the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.