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Denis Sassou Nguesso

Personal data
Date of birth23 November 1943(age 70)
Place of birthEdou, Oyo, French Equatorial Africa
Political partyPCT
SpouseAntoinette Sassou Nguesso
President of Congo
Assumed office25 October 1997
Prime ministerHimself
Preceded byPascal Lissouba
In office8 February 1979 - 31 August 1992
Prime ministerLouis Sylvain Goma
Ange Édouard Poungui
Alphonse Poaty-Souchlaty
Pierre Moussa
Louis Sylvain Goma
André Milongo
Succeeded byPascal Lissouba
Preceded byJean-Pierre Thystère Tchicaya

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Denis Sassou Nguesso (born November 23, 1943) is a Congolese politician who has been the President of Congo-Brazzaville since 1997; he was previously President from 1979 to 1992. During his first period as President, he headed the single-party regime of the Congolese Labour Party (PCT) for 12 years. Under heavy pressure, he introduced multiparty politics in 1990 and was then stripped of executive powers by the 1991 National Conference, remaining in office as a ceremonial head of state. He stood as a candidate in the 1992 presidential election but was defeated, placing third.

Sassou Nguesso was an opposition leader for five years before returning to power at the conclusion of the June - October 1997 civil war, in which his rebel forces ousted President Pascal Lissouba. Following a transitional period, he won the 2002 presidential election, which lacked meaningful opposition participation; he was again re-elected under controversial circumstances in the 2009 presidential election.

Sassou Nguesso is backed by a variety of political parties, the most important of which is the PCT. He is the President of the PCT Central Committee.

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Rwanda: Congolese leader on 3-day visit - Afrique en Ligue Tweet this news
Afrique en Ligue--Brazzaville, Congo - The Congolese head of state, -Denis Sassou Nguesso-, on Monday departed Brazzaville for a three-day working visit to Rwanda to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. According to a press release issued by - Date : Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:15:45 GMT
Sassou's ecological dividends - Africa Intelligence Tweet this news
Africa Intelligence---Denis Sassou Nguesso- intends to make his mark on the third Earth Summit taking place in Rio de Janiero in 2012. Next month, Brazzaville will host the Summit on the Three Rainforest Basins of the World from May 31 to June 2, to which - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:30:15 GMT+00:00
Uganda Government News: Five presidents arrive in Libya to negotiate peace - UGPulse.com Tweet this news
UGPulse.com--The African heads of state scheduled to negotiate the return of peace in Libya are -Denis Sassou Nguesso- of Congo Brazzaville, General Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Mohamed Ould Aziz of Mauritania and Jacob Zuma of South Africa. The presidents - Date : Wed, 16 Mar 2011 08:53:22 GMT+00:00
KELLY CHRISTELLE SASSOU NGUESSO (Christelle) - Africa Intelligence (subscription) Tweet this news
Africa Intelligence (subscription)--Under the terms of a preliminary convention between her company and the government that was signed at the end of 2010, the daughter of Congolese President -Denis Sassou Nguesso- plans to build a saw-mill, a drying kiln - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 08:46:23 GMT+00:00
Museveni ready for Gadaffi talks - New Vision Tweet this news
New Vision--The other African leaders expected to team up with Museveni are Presidents Jacob Zuma (South Africa), Amadou Toumani Toure (Mali), Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (Mauritania) and -Denis Sassou Nguesso- (the Republic of Congo). A statement issued by t - Date : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:02:19 GMT+00:00
LIBYA-PROTEST: Why we cancelled Libyan trip-AU Panel - Afrique en Ligue Tweet this news
Afrique en Ligue--Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Congo's -Denis Sassou Nguesso- and Mali's Amadou Toumani Toure, along with ministers representing South African President Jacob Zuma and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni, ha - Date : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:01:14 GMT+00:00
Obiang, Sassou's new best friend - Africa Intelligence (subscription) Tweet this news
Africa Intelligence (subscription)--As was the case for the first anniversary of the death of Edith Bongo Sassou, in March 2010 in -Denis Sassou Nguesso's- home village of Edou, no one officially represented Ali Bongo at the March 12 inauguration of - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:42:26 GMT+00:00
Col. Gadaffi vows to stay in power - New Vision Tweet this news
New Vision--It consists of presidents Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (Mauritania), -Denis Sassou Nguesso- (Republic of Congo) and Amadou Toumani Touré (Mali), Jacob Zuma (South Africa) and Yoweri Museveni (Uganda). Are you a Ugandan in Libya? Share your experie - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:02:05 GMT+00:00
Gadaffi needs a negotiated exit - New Vision Tweet this news
New Vision--The committee consisting of President Yoweri Museveni, Jacob Zuma of South Africa, -Denis Sassou Nguesso- (Congo Brazzaville) Amadou Toumani Tour'e (Mali, Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and the AU Commission Chairperson Jean Pi - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:02:08 GMT+00:00
New indigenous peoples' rights law in Republic of Congo - SW Radio Africa Tweet this news
SW Radio Africa--The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) welcomes the signing of a new national law on the rights of indigenous peoples by the President of the Republic of Congo, -Denis Sassou Nguesso- as the first step to ensuring greater legal protection fo - Date : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:21:14 GMT+00:00

Political offices
Preceded by
Joachim Yhombi-Opango
President of Congo-Brazzaville
1979 - 1992
Succeeded by
Pascal Lissouba
Preceded by
Pascal Lissouba
President of Congo-Brazzaville
1997 - present
Incumbent
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Abdou Diouf
Chairperson of the African Union
1986 - 1987
Succeeded by
John Kufuor
Preceded by
Olusegun Obasanjo
Chairperson of the African Union
2006 - 2007

Heads of state of the Republic of the Congo

Youlou * Massemba-Débat * Raoul* * Ngouabi * Military Committee of the Congolese Labour Party * Yhombi-Opango * Sassou Nguesso * Lissouba * Sassou Nguesso
* acting military

Chairpersons of the Organization of African Unity and the African Union (AU)

Selassie * Nasser * Nkrumah * Ankrah * Selassie * Mobutu * Boumédienne * Ahidjo * Kaunda * Daddah * Hassan II * Gowon * Barre * Amin * Ramgoolam * Bongo * Nimeiry * Tolbert * Senghor * Stevens * Moi * Mengistu * Nyerere * Diouf * Nguesso * Kaunda * Traoré * Mubarak * Museveni * Babangida * Diouf * Mubarak * Ben Ali * Meles * Biya * Mugabe * Compaoré * Bouteflika * Eyadéma * Chiluba * Mwanawasa * Mbeki * Chissano * Obasanjo * Nguesso * Kufuor * Kikwete * al-Gaddafi * Mutharika |

Fall of Communism

Internal conditionsBrezhnev stagnation * Cultural Revolution * Eastern Bloc * Eastern Bloc economies * Eastern Bloc politics * Eastern Bloc information dissemination * Eastern Bloc emigration and defection * KGB * Nomenklatura * Samizdat * Shortage economy * Totalitarianism
International relationsActive measures * Cold War * List of socialist countries * Predictions of Soviet collapse * Reagan Doctrine * Soviet Empire * Terrorism by the Soviet Union * Vatican opposition
Reforms of socialismSocialism with Chinese characteristics * Perestroika * Glasnost * Demokratizatsiya * Sinatra Doctrine
Events by countryEastern Bloc countries: Albania * Bulgaria * Czechoslovakia * East Germany * Hungary * Poland * Romania * Soviet Union * Yugoslavia
Former Soviet Republics: Armenia * Azerbaijan * Belarus * Estonia * Georgia * Latvia * Lithuania * Kazakhstan * Kirghistan * Moldova * Russia * Tajikstan * Turkmenistan * Ukraine * Uzbekistan
Other countries: Afghanistan * Angola * Benin * Burma * Cambodia * China * People's Republic of the Congo * Ethiopia * Mongolia * Mozambique * Nicaragua * Somalia * South Yemen
Communist leadersDaniel Ortega * Denis Sassou Nguesso * Erich Honecker * Fidel Castro * Heydar Aliyev * Kim Il-sung * Mathieu Kérékou * Mengistu Haile Mariam * Mikhail Gorbachev * Milouš Jakeš * Ne Win * Nicolae Ceauşescu * Ramiz Alia * Saparmurat Niyazov * Siad Barre * Slobodan Milošević * Todor Zhivkov * Wojciech Jaruzelski * Yuri Andropov * Konstantin Chernenko * Enver Hoxha * Hua Guofeng * Deng Xiaoping * Pol Pot * Tôn Đức Thắng
Anti-communist leadersBoris Yeltsin * Aung San Suu Kyi * Helmut Kohl * Pope John Paul II * Lech Wałęsa * Margaret Thatcher * Ronald Reagan * Sali Berisha * Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj * Václav Havel * Vladimir Bukovsky * Violeta Chamorro * Zhelyu Zhelev
Democracy movementsChinese democracy movement * Civic Forum * Sąjūdis * Solidarity * Popular Front of Latvia * Popular Front of Estonia * National League for Democracy * National Opposition Union * National Salvation Front * Union of Democratic Forces
EventsRevolutions of 1989 * April 9 tragedy * Black January * Baltic Way * 1988 Polish strikes * Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 * Removal of Hungary's border fence * Polish Round Table Talks * Hungarian Round Table Talks * Pan-European Picnic * Monday demonstrations in East Germany * Fall of the Berlin Wall * Malta Summit * German reunification * January 1991 events in Lithuania * January 1991 events in Latvia * 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt * Yemeni unification
Post-collapseColour revolution * Communism remembrance * Decommunization * Democratization * Economic liberalization * Economic reforms after the collapse of socialism * Neo-Stalinism * North Korean famine * Oslo Accords * Post-Communism * Putinism * Special Period * Yugoslav Wars



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