Home central and west africa politics CONGO 06/12/2017 Sassou beefs up his security apparatus courtesy of Leonard Noel Essongo Denis Sassou-Nguesso has bolstered his security apparatus with the appointment on 25 November of the 69-year-old general Leonard Noel Essongo, [...] (310 words) This article may be accessed by subscribers and e-wallet holders (EUR 6) Log in to read more Already have an account? Log in Keep me logged in Forgot your password? OK Subscribe toAfrica IntelligenceorPay-Per-Article E-wallet starting from 30 EUR Subscribe or Pay-Per-Article Discover our offers Not reader yet?Create an account to access our FREE SECTION A free issue A selection of articles New editions' summaries Keyword notifications to follow people or topics of interest to you A free issue and a selection of free articles Summaries and email notifications Keep me logged in Create a free account Free Articles MADAGASCAR Politics 29/05/2020 Mayor of Antananarivo gets capital's waste disposal debt cancelled DRC ZAMBIA Business 27/05/2020 Hungary's Duna Aszfalt talks to leading Katanga businessman about cross-border road project MOROCCO Business 22/05/2020 Private firm Sentinel lands security contract with EU delegation Access the free section On the same subject CONGO 23/05/2018 Why Sassou Nguesso is eliminating all his opponents Free Following the guilty verdict against General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko (aka J3M, WAN 773), his challenger in the March 2016 presidential [...] CONGO 10/01/2018 JDO's strategy for paving the way for the future In the race to succeed Denis Sassou N'Guesso, it would appear that the secret service chief has developed the most extensive network of allies. [...] CONGO 20/12/2017 Putsch rumours ramp up tensions between clans close to Sassou The dismal situation in Brazzaville has intensified infighting between rival clans who are close to the weakened head of state. [...] CONGO 28/06/2017 Ngatse Mbouala in tug of war with Okemba Recognizable from his long white beard that seems to cover half of his face, the commander of Congo-B's Garde Republicaine [...] Spotlight CONGO 14/12/2016 Plenty on the president’s plate It’s been far from plain sailing for long-serving President Denis Sassou-Nguesso a few months in to his new term in office delivered by a contested election victory in March. Against a backdrop of financial instability, the head of state has [. [...] CONGO 14/10/2015 Mboshi secure Sassou’s constitution referendum Free The Congolese security services, headed by relatives of the president or members of his Mboshi ethnic group, are on standby to ensure his referendum on the constitution goes smoothly. [...] CONGO 10/09/2014 Holding the fort while Sassou's away To ensure he would not suffer a fate that has befallen other African leaders – being overthrown while they are away abroad – Denis Sassou Nguesso made sure everything was in order before he headed off for the Mediterranean resort of Marbella in August. [...] Spotlight CONGO 27/08/2014 Sassou negotiates way to 2016 elections With the next presidential elections in the Republic of Congo less than two years away, it seems that nothing can stop Denis Sassou-Nguesso, 71, from running for another term, even though the constitution that he himself approved forbids it. [...] Receive prompts for these topics CONGO Conseil National de Securite Denis Sassou-Nguesso Direction Generale de la Securite Presidentielle Forces Armees Congolaises Garde Republicaine Gilbert Mokoki Henri Djombo Jean-Dominique Okemba Leonard Noel Essongo Ngatse Nianga Mboula Parti Congolais du Travail Pierre Ngombe Serge Oboa See all keywordsSee fewer keywords Create a freenotification What is a notification?