In response to swirling speculations regarding a potential coup attempt against President Denis Sassou Nguesso, the Congolese government swiftly debunked these rumors.
Thierry Moungalla, the country’s Minister of Information, conveyed this official stance on the alleged coup via a statement posted on popular social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday.
The conjecture of a coup had sparked significant chatter, with the hashtag #Congo dominating discussions on social media platforms.
Meanwhile, President Denis Sassou Nguesso, at the age of 79, was reported to have left for New York to partake in the United Nations General Assembly.
President Nguesso’s extensive tenure at the helm of the Congo has been a topic of discourse. Having assumed office in 1997 and previously serving a term from 1979 to 1992, his cumulative time in power spans an impressive 39 years.
As the nation and the international community grapple with the implications of these coup rumors, the Congolese government’s prompt dismissal aims to quell uncertainties and ensure a sense of stability in the Central African nation