President Nguesso of Congo to be sworn in on Friday for a 4th term

Denis Sassou Nguesso (AFP)

Republic of Congo President, Denis Sassou-Nguesso will be sworn in on Friday for a fourth term.

Among various dignitaries expected to grace tomorrow’s event will be: Senegal’s President Macky Sall, Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast, Mohamed Bazoum of Niger, Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, Nana Akuffo-Addo of Ghana, among other heads of state.

The Chairperson of the African Union Moussa Faki Mahamat is also expected to be in attendance.

Supporters of incumbent president Denis Sassou Nguesso, candidate for the presidential election, during his last campaign rally, in Brazzaville, on March 19, 2021. © Alexis Huguet, AFP

Nguesso, 77, was re-elected in March with 88.57% of the vote and has been in office for a record 36 years (1979-1992 & then 1997 to present)

A court in the Republic of Congo on April 6th certified the re-election Nguesso as president.

He will serve as the country’s head until 2026.