The news of a coup attempt against the government of Congo Brazzaville under President Denis Sassou Nguesso leadership has been denied by the authorities.
On Sunday, September 17, there were unconfirmed reports that a coup had just occurred in the Central African country while the president was outside of the country.
Reports had alleged that President Denis Sassou Nguesso was in New York, United States, attending the United Nations General Assembly.
Thierry Moungalla, the country’s minister of information, had debunked the rumours via a post he made on the X platform on Sunday.
The post read:
“URGENT – Imaginative information suggests serious events that are underway in Brazzaville. The Government is denying this fake news. We wish to reassure the public on the calm that reigns and invite people to calmly go about their respective law abiding activities.”
President Denis Sassou Nguesso, is a former military officer and has been in office since 1997.
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