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Congolese Govt Denies Coup Attempt

Congolese Govt Denies Coup Attempt

The Congolese Government has denied reports about a coup attempt against President Denis Nguesso who has been in power for 38 years.

On Sunday, there were unconfirmed reports that a coup took place in the Central African country while the president was outside of the country.

President Denis Sassou Nguesso is said to be in New York, United States to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Thierry Moungalla, the nation’s Minister of Communication and Media, hastily refuted it on his X (Twitter) profile.

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“URGENT – Fanciful information suggests serious events that are underway in Brazzaville. 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 minister tweeted.

President Denis Sassou Nguesso, a former military officer, has been in office since 1997.

There have been seven coups across Africa since August 202o, the latest which happened in Gabon earlier in the month.

Niger, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Guinea, and Mali are all under military rule.

On Saturday, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger signed a security pact promising to come to the aid of one another in case of any rebellion or external aggression.

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) had given the Niger junta an ultimatum to reinstate the democratic elected leader or face sanction, including possible military intervention, but the regime called the bluff of the regional bloc.

Congolese Govt Denies Coup Attempt

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