Zangali's main Characters
The Anan family:
President Ime Anan "Baba", Born 1963, Abate.
|Ime Anan "Baba"|
When he was old enough (17) he joined the Republican Army Zangali(RAZ) and as a soldier he earned a little more money. He was based at the Port Espoir military base and was sent out on patrols to the northern regions where the RAZ had a hard time controlling the area. Much to the ignorance of the people in the south the RAZ used brute force and crude methods to control the people in the north. It is now believed that the seed of Anan’s current methods of ruling the country lie here within his time with the RAZ. Over the years Anan managed to move up trough the ranks and became Major of the 1st Zangali Rifle Regiment
When president Banga celebrated his 30th year as president of Zangali there were many army officials that wanted to overthrow the government and install a new president, the growing civil unrest would certainly aid this. Anan didn’t hesitate and rallied his regiment and at midnight on November 11th 2009 his troops stormed the presidential palace, killed the presidential guard and arrested president Banga.
Ime Anan appointed himself as acting ruler of the country, Banga’s government was decommissioned and the army seized power over all government organisations and departments. In the later trial Banga claimed innocence to all charges of fraud, corruption and murder but was found guilty. He was sentenced to death by firing squad and was executed the next morning on December 5th 2009 at 07:00.
New president Anan appointed a new government instantly, most of which consisted out of his former fellow army officers. Once again the nation was in a severe state of civil unrest as most of the civilians had been hoping on fair and controlled elections but to no avail. Anan brushed all protests aside and comforted the people with national celebrations for the new government. The protests subsided slowly and the new rulers were “accepted”. Under new rule it was soon prohibited to protest and opposition leaders were arrested on charges of causing civil unrest. They were never seen or heard of again… Ime Anan was firmly in charge ruling the country with an iron fist!
(Take a look at Ime Anan's 28mm model here)
(Take a look at Ime Anan's 28mm model here)
First lady Damila Anan, born 1988, Batongo.
Shortly after Damila became the presidents wife she fell pregnant with Ime’s third and youngest son Mosi. Damila doesn’t concern herself with politics or the upbringing of her son. She much prefers styling the presidential palace and shopping and is often seen in a new fur coat of some sort of endangerment specie.
Oldest son: Hakeem Anan, born 1984, Batongo.
In 2005 he fell in love with Anita Lomo a young nurse from the military hospital which he met when he was recovering from jungle fever. His father told him he must have had a severe case of fever because a nurse was no good match for him. Within 3 months Hakeems girlfriend was pregnant and President Anan tried to persuade his son to leave her promising she would be taken good care of. Hakeem refused, for the first time in his life he felt loved and soon would have a child of his own. Unfortunately his pregnant girlfriend Anita was killed in a traffic accident a month before she was due. Hakeem was distraught with grief and accused his father of murder. Ime Anan denied the accusations and fell out with his oldest son. Of course Hakeem is still family so he has a nice position in the RAZ as captain in the honorary guard.
Hakeem is 4 years older then his stepmother, has no relationship or children and is often seen drinking. He would like to fight the rebels at the front but instead he is stuck in an honorary job with hardly any responsibilities.
Second son: Sefu Anan, born 1986, Batongo.
|Sefu Anan in better days|
Youngest son: Mosi Anan "Junior", born 2011, Batongo.
|Mosi "Junior" Anan|
Minister of finance: Andile Kumbokani, Born 1976, Mangala.
In 2010 Kumbokani was sworn in as the new minister of finance by Anan. He would now take seat in the new government and be rewarded with a more than generous salary, holiday home and of course a luxurious armored car and chauffeur fitting for his new status.
In return he only would have to turn a blind eye to presidential "expenses" and show up at official government meetings (usually a 4 to 6 hours rant by president Anan). Any decision involving government funds and how they were spent were made and signed off by the president himself. His formal title would mean nothing more than "Government advisor".
Minister of national security: Kwame Olabode, Born 1962, Boka.
Although Olabode receives a high salary as a reward for his services he doesn’t seem to care about money but seems to enjoy his work tracking down the enemies of the nation, torturing prisoners for information and his personal reign of terror. Kwame Olabode is one of the most feared men in Zangali.
Minister of foreign affairs: Ade Bokari, Born 1968, Churchill - Zugando
|General Aboubacar Diouff|
Colonel Obi Mphatso
|Colonel Obi Mphatso|
Captain Dayo Tatenda "Captain Dayo"
|Cpt. Dayo Tatenda|
Sergeant Kwame Amensa
|Sgt. Kwame Amensa|
Warlord Lebon Banga, Born 1972, Batongo
Bodyguard Jimmy Ebouwe, Born ???? - ????
Iweme Mpensa a.k.a. Captain Daddy Pain, Born 1968, Boka
Nicolas Mananga a.k.a. Captain Killer Boss, Born 1983, Sanalé
Private Military Companies:
Global Defence and Risk Management (GDRM)
The london based GDRM is formed by a group of investors that see conflicts around the world as an ideal opportunity to make money and profit. They hire military trained personal and send them out to conflict zones. They work for governments but mostly for global companies that have an interest to protect in conflict zones. The GDRM specialises in personal protection, high value transport, protection of property and assets and training of domestic personel. Another branch of their company specialises in consultancy and risk management. They have a lot of contractors working all aound the world. If there´s in interest to protect and companies and governments are willing to pay they can expect top level service. The GDRM have enough resources, men, weapons and vehicles to get te job done.
GHOST Group 5 (GHOST5)
This PMC was formed straight after the first gulf war. A group of American soldiers that retired of active duty had trouble fitting in society and couldn´t find jobs that gave them the satisfaction they found on the battlefield. They mostly came from a spec. ops group called GHOSTS and were the first to work as a team but soon they added more and more former army buddies. Nowadays they have grown to a full size PMC and have peronel for every job. From former navy helicopter pilots and spec ops agents to normal soldiers, they have what it takes to get the job done. They are considered to be somewhat of a rogue group because they sometimes go beyond the actual mission. The term "overkill" comes to mind.
Red Earth Conflict Control (RECC)
South African based Private Military Group which had it's origins in the Rhodesian war. This company is very experienced in dealing with conflicts on the African continent. It has been involved in the Rhodesian, Liberian, Sudan, Mali and Ugandan war as well as the Sierra Leone civil war.
Little is known about it's assets but this company has been around for years and years profiting of the many African wars. They work for who ever is willing to pay the price. They have no moral code they work by, no rules they have to follow. Simply put they finish the job for the highest bidder.
Peacekeepers force:US Commander W.J. Whitmore
USMC Captain P.S. Winters
USMC Lieutenant John "Texas" Stilman
USMC Sergeant Marcus T. Jameson
USMC Team Cobra 1
French Foreign Legion:Commandant Francois Beaumonde
Lieutenant Jean Fontaine
Sergent Chef Albert Chouquet
The 3rd foreign infantry regiment
Other:BBC Reporter: John Thaw
CNN Reporter: Nicole Washington