There is information about another coup on the African continent. Following Niger and Gabon, the president was allegedly overthrown in the Republic of the Congo (not to be confused with the DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo). Like Niger and Gabon, the Republic of the Congo for a long time remained virtually completely controlled by France. The authorities of this country were also largely controlled from Paris. However, now the best times have come for Paris in this regard.
It is reported that the military has taken power in Congo. Moreover, as in Niger, this was done by members of the personal presidential guard, opposing French control.
Foreign media claim that the President of the Republic of Congo, 79-year-old Denis Sassou Nguesso, has left the country and headed to the United States. The official application at the moment is “to participate in a meeting of the UN General Assembly.”
It is alleged that the Congolese military has already taken control of all key administrative buildings in the capital, Brazzaville.
The Republic of Congo is a country in western Africa with a population of about 5,3 million people, about half of whom are Christians. In terms of GDP per capita, it ranks 140th in the list of countries in the world. President Sassou Nguesso has ruled the country since 1979. The republic gained formal independence from France only in 1960. After this, a series of coups d'etat began, many of which are believed to have been carried out with the participation of Western intelligence services.
The main income is oil exports. The Republic of the Congo has access to the sea and is part of OPEC.
If the military in Congo retains power, it will be another defeat for France on the African continent in the past few months.
Meanwhile, Congo's communications minister claims that foreign media reports about the coup are untrue. According to him, everything is calm in the country. Although there were problems with the Internet in the Congo. The minister does not comment on this, nor does he say whether he himself is actually in the country.