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 BBC NEWS Africa Country profiles Country profile: Republic of Congo
Denis Sassou-Nguesso was born in a village in northern Congo in 1943.
Denis Sassou-Nguesso first seized power in a coup in 1979, only to lose it in the country's first multi-party elections in 1992 which were won by Pascal Lissouba.
Denis Sassou-Nguesso began a seven-year term in March 2002 after winning presidential elections in which two of his main rivals - former President Pascal Lissouba and former Prime Minister Bernard Kolelas - were excluded by a residency law.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1076794.stm   (601 words)

  
 Congo (Brazzaville): IRIN Briefing
The Centre-Nord province is the heartland of Sassou Nguesso.
Sassou Nguesso, however, has said that talks are to begin soon on a transition period, leading to a "free and transparent presidential election." He has called on the UN, OAU and EU to assist in organising the poll.
Its seizure by Sassou Nguesso's forces and the capture of the presidential palace on 14 October marked the end of the battle for Brazzaville.
www.africaaction.org /docs97/braz9710.htm   (2496 words)

  
 afrol News - Your Portal to Africa!
Sassou Nguesso's election manifesto, entitled "Pathways Toward New Hope," revolves around a 12-point programme for "modernisation and progress." Among the points are the eradication of unemployment and poverty, a reform of the tax system, and an end to the country's state of high indebtedness.
In Brazzaville's populous southern district of Makelekele, reputed to be pro-opposition, Sassou Nguesso received 92 percent of the votes, whereas in Talangai, one of his northern strongholds, he carried every polling station.
Sassou Nguesso, who served as military head of state from 1979 to 1992, bounced back to power after his 1997 civil war victory.
www.afrol.com /html/News2002/cob003_nguesso_wins.htm   (720 words)

  
 Politics of the Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, after taking power, Denis Sassou-Nguesso suspended the constitution approved in 1992 upon which this system was based.
Denis Sassou-Nguesso - Congolese Labour Party (Parti Congolais du Travail)/United Democratic Forces (Forces Démocratiques Unies)
The new constitution (adopted by popular vote in 2002), returns to the earlier model with a seven-year presidential term and a bicameral national parliament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo   (365 words)

  
 AEGiS-AFP News: Congo-health-AIDS: Congolese president calls for "attitude revolution" against AIDS - July 24, 2003
BRAZZAVILLE, July 24 (AFP) - Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Thursday called for a "revolution in attitudes" to help confront the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Sassou Nguesso, speaking at a public meeting to introduce members of the country's National Council for the Struggle Against AIDS (CNLS), said the disease was still spreading fast despite increased funding and the much improved safety of blood transfusions.
Sassou Nguesso called for a "national synergy" of efforts by churches, non-governmental organisations and artists to give extra momentum to the battle against AIDS.
www.aegis.com /NEWS/AFP/2003/AF0307B7.html   (400 words)

  
 News Archives
Conversation and Luncheon with His Excellency Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo
Sassou Nguesso, a French-trained paratrooper who rose to the rank of colonel, demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills and qualities at an early age becoming the Minister of Defense by the age of 32.
President Sassou Nguesso has stated his commitment to improving the peace process and reconstruction of basic infrastructure, popular themes among the war-weary Congolese.
www.africasummit.org /news/congopressrelease.html   (335 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Republic of Congo since the return to power of Sassou Nguesso
Sassou Nguesso, president from 1979 to 1992, saw his 10,000-strong "Cobra" militia, backed by Angolan forces, overthrow his predecessor, Pascal Lissouba, in October 1997.
The army and Sassou Nguesso's Cobra militia, supported again by the Angolans, are pitted against the Cocoyes and Ninjas, forces loyal to Lissouba and Kolelas.
Oct 25: Sassou Nguesso proclaims himself head of State.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/e6250fbb2b4f0c0849256bc20023082b   (776 words)

  
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After several months of fighting and around 10,000 killed in the capital alone, the rebel Denis Sassou-Nguesso, with the aid of Angolan government troops, emerged victorious in October of 1997 and was quickly inaugurated as president.
On June 5 1997, violent skirmishes broke out in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville, between supporters of former President of Congo, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, and of the current president at that time, Pascal Lissouba.
The unrest quickly turned into a full scale civil war, with political divisions dividing the country into northern (Denis Sassou-Nguesso) and southern supporters of (Pascal Lissouba).
www.colszoo.org /animalareas/aforest/war.html   (564 words)

  
 Timeline Republic of Congo - Brazzaville
1991 A national conference was convened by reform minded citizens and Denis Sassou Nguesso was stripped of most of his power and national elections were organized.
1979 Denis Sassou Nguesso, a member of the ethnic minority, began 13 years of rule as a Marxist dictator.
2002 Jun 28, In the Rep. of Congo officials reported that supporters of President Denis Sassou-Nguesso won a majority in the nation's new parliament after a runoff vote held last week.
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 Martine-Renée Galloy and Marc-Éric Gruénais, Fighting for power in the Congo
Each of the three main political leaders had formed his own militia: Pascal Lissouba, Denis Sassou Nguesso and Bernard Kolelas, mayor of Brazzaville and at that time leader of the opposition allied with the ex-president, and later appointed prime minister during the 1997 war.
The links between Mr Sassou Nguesso and the Angolan president, Eduardo Dos Santos, were stronger than the close relationship between Mr Lissouba and Jonas Savimbi, UNITA leader and sworn enemy of Mr Dos Santos.
After over four months of fighting, resulting in between four to ten thousand deaths and the devastation of the capital, which was emptied of its inhabitants, the victorious Mr Sassou Nguesso announced on 16 October that the war was over.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/35/291.html   (1195 words)

  
 Denis Sassou-Nguesso
Denis Sassou Nguesso et son épouse dimanche après leur vote Le président sortant, le général Denis Sassou Nguesso, arrive.
Supporters du président sortant, le général Denis Sassou Nguesso Plus de 1,7 million de congolais se rendent aux urnes auj.
Congo, Republic of - National name: République du Congo President: Denis Sassou-Nguesso (1997) Land area: 131,853...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0843734.html   (254 words)

  
 The Dirty Politics of Africa: Congo (Brazzaville)
Denis Sassou-Nguesso, who first came to power when the ruling Congolese Labor Party (PCT) designated him, has long played a central role in the political machinations of Congo.
Violence broke out between Sassou- Nguesso's private militia (the "Cobras) and President Lissouba's private militias (the "Zoulous" and "Aubevillois") after President Lissouba attempted to arrest Sassou-Nguesso.
Sassou could have garnered such a huge electoral majority when his ethnic group comprises only about 12 percent of the general population.
www.theperspective.org /dirtypoliticsparttwo.html   (1125 words)

  
 AngolaPress - Info
Brazzaville, Congo, 08/09 - President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo on Monday in Brazzaville appealed to associations backing the creation of enterprises, economic operators and financial institutions to join hands with his government to develop a vibrant and competitive private sector to fight unemployment.
Sassou Nguesso also announced the increase of the national production of timber, which rose from 500,000 cubic metres in 1997 to about 1.4 million cubic metres in 2005.
According to Sassou Nguesso, the Congolese economy must face up to new structural challenges in the banking, refined oil and electricity sectors.
www.angolapress-angop.ao /noticia-f.asp?ID=364025   (322 words)

  
 ips/conflict-watch/Congo1
The unrest stemmed from a pre-election visit by ex-president Denis Sassou Nguesso to Owando, capital of the northern region of the Cuvette.
While the Cuvette is the region that Sassou Nguesso comes from, Owando is the fief of Jacques Joachim Yombi Opangault, an ex-president (1977-1979), who was ousted and imprisoned by Sassou Nguesso and later became Prime Minister under Lissouba.
Displeased by Sassou's visit, Yombi Opangault's supporters opposed his entry into the town because of the army of security personnel surrounding him.
www.ips.org /critical/watch/con1.htm   (1312 words)

  
 Congo: Institutional Situation
With the return of Denis Sassou Nguesso to Brazzaville in January 1997 in preparation for the presidential elections of July, there were increasingly frequent clashes between the militia groups – the “Cobras”, the “Ninjas” of Bernard Kolélas, mayor of Brazzaville, and President Lissouba’s “Zulus”.
Since December 1998, the resumption of the activities of rebel militia groups and the offensives launched by troops loyal to President Sassou Nguesso have led to many summary executions on both sides and to the exodus of civilian populations fleeing the combats and violence.
Civil war spread throughout the country as of June 1997 and the residence of Sassou Nguesso was attacked.
www.etat.sciencespobordeaux.fr /_anglais/institutionnel/congo.html   (2147 words)

  
 Congo Brazzaville president elected African Union Chairman
Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - African leaders Tuesday elected President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Brazzaville as the next African Union (AU) chairman, to succeed Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who led the Union for 18 months.
Nguesso's election on the second day of the AU summit here followed the recommendation by the committee of seven States - Egypt, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe - set up by the summit Monday.
Nguesso takes over from Obasanjo whose 18-month tenure was marked by "active diplomacy" involving trouble-shooting shuttles, according to observers.
www.finalcall.com /artman/publish/article_2382.shtml   (420 words)

  
 Congo_News_briefs_11-8-97
Denis Sassou-Nguesso, who presided over a one-party military dictatorship in the Republic of Congo from 1979-91, saw petroleum production and resulting income grow steadily during his reign.
They included the continent's newest head of state, Denis Sassou Nguesso, who won a four-month civil war in his country last month ousting president Pascal Lissouba.
France and Elf denied involvement in the dispute, but their lackluster responses to Sassou-Nguesso's bloody power-grab and the elected president's quick fall make clear they were in no mood to rally to Lissouba's defense either in words or action.
www.blythe.org /nytransfer-subs/97af/Congo_News_briefs_11-8-97   (2222 words)

  
 Sassou-Nguesso, Denis on Encyclopedia.com
SASSOU-NGUESSO, DENIS [Sassou-Nguesso, Denis] 1943?-, Congolese army officer and president (1979-92, 1997-) of Congo (Brazzaville).
He served (1977-79) as the minister of national defense.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SassouN1g.asp   (261 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Denis Sassou-Nguesso (African History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Denis Sassou-Nguesso 1943?–, Congolese army officer and president (1979–92, 1997–) of Congo (Brazzaville).
AllRefer.com - Denis Sassou-Nguesso (African History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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 COFO 2005 - Dialogue into action
Denis Sassou Nguesso is the President of the Republic of the Congo
FAO/I. During the 1970s, FAO supported the Congo in assessing the forest resources in the north and southwestern parts of the country, which cover an area of about 3.1 million hectares.
Addressing the Ministerial Meeting on Forests on 14 March 2005, the President of the Republic of the Congo emphasized the need for regional and international commitment to sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin.
www.fao.org /docrep/008/y6006e/y6006e05.htm   (1554 words)

  
 Global Development: Views from the Center: I'll Take the Presidential Suite: AU Chair Sending Wrong Signal
Aides to President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo startled staff at the Palace hotel on Madison Avenue by pulling out wads of $100 notes to settle a bill for 26 rooms.
In a Sunday Times of London report concerning a lavish jaunt to New York last fall to deliver a 15 minute speech at the UN, the spotlight was on Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso.
Sassou-Nguesso, who is chairman of the African Union, representing all the continent's governments, is negotiating with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cancel many of his country's debts on the grounds that it cannot afford to repay them.
blogs.cgdev.org /globaldevelopment/2006/02/ill_take_the_presidential_suit.php   (371 words)

  
 Amnesty International 1998 Annual Report on Congo (the Republic of the)
People from the north who were Mbochis, the ethnic group of Denis Sassou Nguesso, were pulled off the train by “Zoulous” militiamen and killed or taken away in trucks to unknown destinations.
President Lissouba accused his main challenger for the election, Denis Sassou Nguesso, of staging a coup.
When President Nguesso took power in October, scores of people suspected of being loyal to the former president were extrajudicially executed.
www.amnesty.org /ailib/aireport/ar98/afr22.htm   (1169 words)

  
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President Denis Sassou Nguesso chose a significant date to end the long transition that began with his forces' defeat of Pascal Lissouba in October 1997.
Sassou Nguesso's inauguration the previous day passed without incident, despite fears of an attack on the capital by Ninja militias loyal to cult leader Frédéric Bitsangou, known as Pasteur Ntoumi.
Sassou and his family now enjoy a new agreement negotiated with TotalFinaElf after years of stalemate over compensation for a botched privatisation.
www.africa-confidential.com /index.aspx?pageid=22&countryid=12   (1555 words)

  
 Congo president holds first peace meeting - Boston.com
Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou-Nguesso launched his role as a top African peace mediator on Sunday, meeting with the prime minister of civil war-divided Ivory Coast days after taking over as African Union head.
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo --Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou-Nguesso launched his role as a top African peace mediator on Sunday, meeting with the prime minister of civil war-divided Ivory Coast days after taking over as African Union head.
The 53-member continentwide body named Sassou-Nguesso as its leader Monday after Sudan's bid to head the bloc failed amid concerns over allegations it sponsored genocide in its western Darfur region.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2006/01/29/congo_president_holds_first_peace_meeting   (461 words)

  
 Archives
Denis Sassou Nguesso and his new administration won't be too unhappy about that in view of Congo's assets in oil (Nkossa, Moho and a lot of promising prospects that remain to be drilled in the southern offshore) and, to a lesser extent, in mines.
  Jean-Marie Tassoua, former bank executive and most recently the "General Giap" of Denis Sassou Nguesso's Cobra militia, was named energy and water resources minister in the "presidential" government formed on Nov.  (...)  [ 398 words ] [ $4,7 ] Read
  Congo's new president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, wants to see an inventory drawn up on state-owned companies, including Hydro Congo, before any privatization.
www.africaintelligence.com /AEM/archives/default_archives.asp?num=216&year=   (495 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Republic of Congo OCHA Monthly Situation Report Jan 2001
On the political scene, the President Denis Sassou Nguesso received the Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr.
According to official sources, the formal talks will be launched in March by the international mediator, Gabonese president Omar Bongo, and his Congolese Counterpart, Denis Sassou Nguesso and will go ahead in two phases.
David Kaeuper, announced an increase of US aid to Congo for 2001 during an audience with the head of state, Denis Sassou Nguesso.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/a8958858b4fccb60c12569ed0053794b   (2295 words)

  
 The contemporary political history of the People's Republic of Congo—Brazzaville
Congo-Brazzaville provides a bleak example of the absence of democratic reform, with years of in-fighting between Pascal Lissouba and Denis Sassou Nguesso.
It appears the four Europeans are mercenaries in a broad conspiracy to kill President Sassou Nguesso, whose troops are fighting rebel forces in parts of the country.
One of a series of ICFTU conferences in Africa on privatization and structural adjustment is shut down by police.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/35/index-db.html   (271 words)

  
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BRAZZAVILLE, 24 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Newly elected African Union (AU) head, President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo (RoC), has ruled his country twice - from 1979 to 1992 and then again from 1997 to date.
Born in 1943 in a farming family in Edou, a village about 400 km north of the capital, Brazzaville, he received his early education at a teachers' college in Dolisie, in the southwest of the country.
IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=51309&SelectRegion=Great_Lakes&SelectCountry=CONGO   (589 words)

  
 French Association Denounces "Red Carpet Welcome" to Paris for African dictators
In a statement Friday, the Survie Association headed by Francois Xavier Verchave, a critic of the regimes of Presidents Denis Sassou Nguesso (Congo, Brazzaville) and Omar Bongo (Gabon) among other African leaders it considers dictators, expressed concern saying it was permissible for people to question themselves on the "private nature" of such visits to France.
maybe: Omar Bongo is defending the candidacy of the Brazzaville ambassador to Paris Henri Lopes defended by his (Bongo's) father-in law Denis Sassou Nguesso accused by congolese of committing crimes against humanity.
Verschave had in recent times become the subject of defamation suits filed in a French court by Presidents Omar Bongo (Gabon), Sassou Nguesso Congo, Brazzaville) and Idris Derby (Chad).
www.theperspective.org /survie.html   (505 words)

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