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President Nguesso Of Congo To Be Sworn In On Friday For A 4th Term

Denis Sassou-Nguesso and candidate for the presidential election delivers a speech during his last campaign rally, in Brazzaville, on March 19, 2021. ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP

 

 

Republic of Congo President, Denis Sassou-Nguesso will be sworn in on Friday for a fourth term.

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Among various dignitaries expected to grace tomorrow’s event will be: Senegal’s President Macky Sall, Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast, Mohamed Bazoum of Niger, Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, Nana Akuffo-Addo of Ghana, among other heads of state.

 

The Chairperson of the African Union Moussa Faki Mahamat is also expected to be in attendance.

 

Nguesso, 77, was re-elected in March with 88.57% of the vote and has been in office for a record 36 years (1979-1992 & then 1997 to present)

 

A court in the Republic of Congo on April 6th certified the re-election Nguesso as president.

 

He will serve as the country’s head until 2026.

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