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Ex-Congo president Pascal Lissouba dies at 88

Former Congolese president, Pascal Lissouba, is dead.

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.

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