Ex-President Of Congo, Yhombi-Opango Dies Of Coronavirus


The information available to newshubgh.com indicates that the former President of Congo, Yhombi-Opango has died of coronavirus.

He died at age 81 from coronavirus even though he was sick before contracting the virus.

Yhombi-Opango was born in 1939 and rose to power after the assassination of President Marien Ngouabi.

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

Yhombi-Opango was jailed from 1987 to 1990 after he was accused of taking part in a coup plot against Sassou Nguesso.

He was however released a few months before the 1991 National Conference that introduced multi-party politics in the country.


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