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Denis  Sassou-Nguesso
Congo-Brazzaville

Denis Sassou-Nguesso

Date of Birth: 23/11/1943
Place of Birth: Edou, Oyo District


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Missing men mar Déby’s win

Déby followed the example recently set by, among others, President Denis Sassou-Nguesso in Congo-Brazzaville in temporarily shutting down the mobile phone network and curbing internet access (AC Vol 57 No 7, Sassou makes it modest)...


Democrats under fire

Africa votes in 2016 Country Date Type Uganda February General Yoweri Museveni repressed opposition and fixed vote CAR February-March Presidential & legislative Sporadic organisational problems Niger February-March Presidential & legislative Mahamadou Issoufou won presidential vote in 2nd round after fixes Cape Verde March Legislative Widely seen as credible Benin March Presidential Over 30 contenders and credible poll Congo-Brazzaville March Presidential Denis Sassou-Nguesso pushed constitutional changes, fixed election Tanzania (Zanzibar) March Regional Zanzibar election rerun widely condemned Senegal March Referendum Credible vote after hesitation on reforms Comoros February-April Presidential Constitutional court to decide on 2nd round vote Sudan April Referendum on Darfur Omer el Beshir repressed opposition, fixed vote, threatens new offensive Equatorial Guinea April Presidential Teodoro Obiang repressed opposition and fixed vote Chad April Presidential Idriss Déby Itno repressed opposition and fixed vote Djibouti April Presidential Ismaïl Omar Guelleh repressed opposition and fixed vote Gabon August Presidential Ali Ben Bongo in tight race, history of fixing Zambia August Presidential Edgar Lungu in tight race; his supporters threaten opposition Cape Verde August Presidential Shootings raise tension South Africa August Local elections Critical test of Jacob Zuma’s leadership...

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso won re-election on 20 March in a poll organised to ensure his success (AC Vol 57 No 7, Sassou makes it modest & Vol 57 No 8, Post-election gunfire)...

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Sassou makes it modest

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso arranged for his re-election with considerably less self-confidence than he had shown in previous electoral contests...


Condé consolidates as opposition regroups

No fewer than 18 heads of state were invited to the opening but only two (Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger and Denis Sassou-Nguesso, now in trouble in Congo-Brazzaville) showed up...


Term after term

A mass demonstration on 27 September against a third presidential term for President Denis Sassou-Nguesso is unlikely to translate into a Burkina Faso- style revolution, Brazzaville pundits say...


The warning from Ouagadougou

Beyond Burkina Faso's borders the drama is being watched intently in countries whose Presidents are planning to extend their rule, namely: Congo-Kinshasa's Joseph Kabila, Congo-Brazzaville's Denis Sassou-Nguesso, Togo's Faure Gnassingbé, Benin's Yayi Boni, Djibouti's Omar Guelleh, Uganda's Yoweri Museveni, Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza and Rwanda's Paul Kagame...


Poor prospects ahead

Between the lines, the International Monetary Fund's latest analysis of Congo-Brazzaville's economy reveals a meagre record of economic achievements for the decades of rule by President Denis Sassou-Nguesso...


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