The Congolese Government has refuted allegations regarding a purported coup endeavour targeting President Denis Nguesso, who has maintained his position of authority for a span of 38 years.
This is according to Congo’s Minister of Information Thierry Moungalla who tweeted on his X handle.
URGENT – Des informations fantaisistes évoquent des événements graves qui seraient en cours à #Brazzaville. Le Gouvernement dément ces fake news. Nous rassurons l’opinion sur le calme qui règne et invitons les populations à vaquer sereinement à leurs activités. #ComGouvCg”.
When translated,”“URGENT – Fanciful information suggests serious events that are underway at #Brazzaville,” he wrote on the social media platform with the statement also posted on the government’s website.
“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 78-year-old Nguesso has been the leader of the central African nation for 38 of his life. He served as president from 1979 to 1992, came back to power in 1997 following a civil war, and has been there ever since.
There has been a spate of military takeovers of governments across Africa, with the most recent occurring in Gabon, in Central Africa.