Ex-Congo president Pascal Lissouba dies at 88
Lissouba died in Perpignan, France today Monday. August 24.
A statement from his Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UADS) party said he died after a brief illness.
“President Lissouba passed away after an illness,” the party’s spokesman and MP Honore Sayi said
Late Lissouba was president of the Republic of Congo also called Congo-Brazzaville, from 1992 to 1997. He fled the country after being overthrown in a civil war by the current president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, who had lost the country’s first multi-party elections in 1992.
Late Lissouba was 88 years old.