First news I read this year on Flipboard, 4th January 2017, after my sabbatical, was about the Trial of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, 1st Vice President and Son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, the longest serving ‘Monarch’ in Africa, having installed himself in a military coup in 1979. He rules over an impoverished population in an Oil-rich country.  A seed does not fall far from its mother tree and that a snake is fathered by a snake is never in doubt, but the son has overthrown his father in kleptocratic excesses: Charged in USA, Switzerland and now France for ill-gotten wealth in excess of $500million. At least $300million of that was spent on expensive Ferraris, Maseratis, Bugattis, Maybachs, Rolls Royces and a Gulf Stream private jet. $100million on a Yacht. The rest on luxury homes, Michael Jackson memorabilia and accoutrements. What is interesting to me is that the proceeds of the cases in the several courts are designated as destined for the people of Equatorial Guinea. Whatever happens when the recovered loot reach his father’s hands is left to our imagination but, at least, there is a rising tide of intolerance in Western countries to plundered wealth and, also, several anti-corruption initiatives like the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative (USA), Transparency International and the Fédération des Congolais de la Diaspora are becoming more effective. When will it be the turn of our illustrious Nigerian looters or will these countries continue to find the stolen honey too sweet to part with?