The government of Brazzaville, in the Republic of the Congo, has refuted rumours of a coup attempt against President Denis Nguesso. Thierry Moungalla, the Minister of Information, addressed these rumours in a message posted on the X platform tweet on Sunday.
In the message, Minister Moungalla stated, “URGENT – There are fanciful reports circulating, suggesting serious events are unfolding in Brazzaville. The government categorically denies these false claims. We wish to reassure the public about the prevailing state of calm and urge everyone to carry on with their activities peacefully.”
It has come to our attention that reports had surfaced on social media, alleging an ongoing coup attempt while President Denis Sassou Nguesso was out of the country. President Nguesso is reported to be in New York, United States, attending the United Nations General Assembly.
President Nguesso, a former military officer, has held power in the Republic of the Congo since 1997. This nation, situated in west-central Africa and officially known as the Republic of the Congo, is often referred to as Congo (Brazzaville), with its capital mentioned in parentheses to distinguish it from its neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is commonly referred to as the DRC or Congo (Kinshasa).
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