Denis Sassou Nguesso

President of the Republic of the Congo (1997-present, 1979-1992)

Denis Sassou Nguesso (born 23 November 1943) is a Congolese politician. He became the President of the Republic of the Congo[1] since 1997. He was also President of the Republic of the Congo from 1979 to 1992.

Denis Sassou Nguesso
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Denis Sassou Nguesso in 2014 at The White House.
President of the Republic of the Congo
Assumed office
25 October 1997
Prime MinisterIsidore Mvouba
Clément Mouamba
Anatole Collinet Makosso
Preceded byPascal Lissouba
In office
8 February 1979 – 31 August 1992
Prime MinisterLouis Sylvain Goma
Ange Édouard Poungui
Alphonse Poaty-Souchlaty
Pierre Moussa
Louis Sylvain Goma
André Milongo
Preceded byJean-Pierre Thystère Tchicaya (Acting)
Succeeded byPascal Lissouba
Personal details
Born (1943-11-23) November 23, 1943 (age 79)
Edou, French Equatorial Africa (now Congo-Brazzaville)
Political partyCongolese Party of Labour (1969–present)
Military service
AllegianceRepublic of the Congo
Branch/serviceArmed Forces of the Republic of the Congo

In October 2021, Denis Sassou N'Guesso was cited in the scandal of the "Pandora Papers". According to the international consortium of journalists, it was in 1998, just after the return to power of Denis Sassou N'Guesso, that the company Inter African Investment was reportedly registered in the British Virgin Islands, a Caribbean tax haven. Denis Sassou N'Guesso denies en bloc it is documents.


  1. "Law reports". The Law Gazette. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2012-12-27.

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