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Congolese Govt Denies Coup Attempt Against Leader Nguesso Who Has Been In Power For 38 Years (Photo)

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 18th Sep, 2023 - tori.ng

Nguesso, 78, has spent 38 years at the helm of the country in central Africa.

 
The Congolese Government has clarified reports that the long-term President Denis Nguesso has been removed by a coup.
 
The government said no coup happened in the country, calling reports pointing to a coup as fake news.

“URGENT – Fanciful information suggests serious events that are underway at #Brazzaville,” Congo’s Minister of Information Thierry Moungalla tweeted on his X handle.
 
“The Government denies this fake news. We reassure public opinion about the calm that reigns and invite people to calmly go about their activities.”
 
The reports emerged on Sunday, September 17, of a Military coup in Congo. Unconfirmed reports also said the military was taking control of key facilities as the president was in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
 
Nguesso, 78, has spent 38 years at the helm of the country in central Africa. He was president from 1979 to 1992, then returned in 1997 after a civil war, and has remained in power ever since.
 
Coup plotting is becoming common practice in Africa with the most recent one occurring in Gabon and Niger.
 


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