Congo’s Ex-President Yhombi-Opango Dies Of Covid-19

“Congo’s Ex-President Yhombi-Opango Dies Of Covid-19”

The former president of the Republic of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, has died in Paris from complications related to coronavirus.

He was 81 years old. His family said he had been ill before contracting the virus.

Mr. Yhombi-Opango led Congo-Brazzaville from 1977 until he was toppled in 1979 by the country’s current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso.

He spent several years in prison before multi-party democracy was introduced in 1991 and served as prime minister until civil war broke out in 1997.

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He went into exile in France, before being allowed to return home 10 years later.

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