Denis Sassou Nguesso Biography
Denis Sassou Nguesso is a Congolese politician and former military officer. He has served as president of the Republic of the Congo since 1997.
Sassou served a previous term as president from 1979 to 1992. During his first period as president, he headed the Congolese Party of Labour (PCT) for 12 years. He introduced multiparty politics in 1990 but was 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 placed third.
Nguesso was an opposition leader for five years before returning to power during the Second Republic of the Congo Civil War, in which his rebel forces ousted President Pascal Lissouba. Following a transitional period, he won the 2002 presidential election, which involved low opposition participation. He was re-elected in the 2009 presidential election. He was re-elected in the 2016 presidential election with a majority in the first round.
Denis Sassou Nguesso Age
Denis Sassaou was born on 23 November 1943, in Edou, Republic of the Congo. He is 73 years old.
Denis Sassou Nguesso Height
His height is currently unknown, however, a review is ongoing and this section will be updated as soon as possible.
Denis Sassou Nguesso Family
Denis Sassou was born and raised by his loving parents in Edou, Republic of the Congo. However, information regarding his family members is under review and will be updated as soon as possible.
Denis Sassou Nguesso Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Antoinette Sassou Nguesso. The couple is blessed with two children Edith Lucie Bongo and Denis-Christel Sassou Nguesso.
Denis Sassou Nguesso Salary
Denis receives an annual salary of Ksh8,807,545.00 per year.
Denis Sassou Nguesso Net Worth
Nguesso has an estimated net worth of $ 50 million.
Denis Sassou Nguesso Career
He joined the army in 1960 just before the country was granted independence. Denis received military training in Algeria. In 1962, he returned to Congo and was reassigned to active duty with the rank of second lieutenant.
A year later, He joined the Application School for Infantry, at Saint-Maixent-l’École, France whence he graduated with the rank of lieutenant. Sassou He returned to join Congo’s elite paratroop regiment. He was one of the first officers of the Airborne Group, the first paratroop battalion of the Congolese Army, which was created by Marien Ngouabi in 1965.
He commanded the Airborne Group, the army, and the Brazzaville Military Zone (ZAB), and then headed the Intelligence Department of the State Security Services. He became captain, then commander, and was promoted to colonel (1978) and later as army general (1989).
He was part of the 1968 military coup that overthrew President Massemba Debat and brought Marien Ngouabi to power. He was a founding member of the National Revolution Council (Conseil National de la Revolution) in December 1968.