Congolese Govt Debunks Miliary Coup Rumour

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CONGOLESE GOVT DEBUNKS MILIARY COUP RUMOUR

The Congolese government has debunked rumours of a coup attempt against President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

The rumours began circulating on social media on Sunday, September 17, 2023, but were quickly denied by government officials.

Thierry Moungalla, the country’s Minister of Information, said in a tweet on Sunday that the rumours were “false and unfounded.”

He urged the public to remain calm and to avoid spreading misinformation.

The rumors of a coup attempt come as Congo is preparing for presidential elections in 2024.

Sassou Nguesso has been in power since 1997, and there is growing opposition to his rule.

The rumours of a coup attempt in Congo are likely to raise tensions in the country ahead of the presidential elections.

Sassou Nguesso is a controversial figure, and there is a risk of violence if he tries to hold on to power beyond 2024.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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