Ex-Congo President Lissouba Dies At 88 – Newspot


(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 27, 1992 former Congolese president Pascal Lissouba gives a press conference in Abidjan. – Former Congolese President Pascal Lissouba’s party announced on August 24, 2020 that he died in France. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP)

 

Former Congolese president Pascal Lissouba died in France on Monday at the age of 88, his Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UADS) party told AFP.

“President Lissouba passed away after an illness,” party spokesman and MP Honore Sayi said.

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Lissouba died in Perpignan, southwestern France, he said.

He was president of the Republic of Congo — also called Congo-Brazzaville, to distinguish it from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — from 1992 to 1997.

He fled the country after being overthrown in a civil war by the current president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, who had lost the country’s first multi-party elections in 1992.

AFP



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