“Fake news!” – Congo denies coup attempt against long-time leader Nguesso


The Republic of Congo’s government has denied speculations that there had been a coup in the country.

“Fanciful information suggests serious events that are underway at #Brazzaville. The Government denies this fake news,” Minister of Communication Thierry Moungalla said in a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday, September 18 night.

Moungalla went to re-assure the Congolese people to calmly go about their activities.

Speculations are still rife that there was an attempted coup against President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Sunday.

79-year-old Denis Sassou Ngeusso has served as Congo’s head of state for a total of 38 years – 25 years from October 1997 to date, and 13 years between 1979 and 1992.

President Nguesso had earlier on Sunday arrived in New York, United States, for the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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