Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso has taken the oath of office for another term, extending his 36-year accumulated rule.
President Denis Sassou won 88.4 percent of the vote in the March 21 election. He was sworn in the capital Brazzaville on Friday.
The President will begin a new five-year term with the aim of curbing the country’s reliance on oil and to grow more food.
His main contender, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, died from Coronavirus, a day after the elections.
Even though the country has gone through botched up debts under his decades-long rule, President Nguesso plans to boost industry and revive the country’s decrepit railways.
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