Following a tweet from Thierry Moungala Minister of Communication & Media, Congolese Government Spokesman on December 26th that Donald Trump the president-elect of the United States was set to meet the long-serving president of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso on Tuesday has been disproven.
According to Reuters, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has no meeting planned with Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou, a Trump spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks clearly stated that there had never been a meeting scheduled and would not be one before Trump takes office on Jan. 20.
Many African leaders had placed president Denis Sassou Nguesso at a high esteem and later fell disappointed at his prospects becoming the first African president that president-elect Trump would meet.
The Congolese President had had a mediocre reputation (record) on exercising a good democracy and human right. The 73 years old Nguesso has been president for a total of 32 years, excluding the five years he didn’t run the country between 1992 and 1997. In march, he ordered for internet shut probably to keep people from using social media to organize security challenges.