The Congo Brazzaville Government headed by President Denis Sassou Nguesso has denied rumours of a coup attempt against the incumbent government on Sunday.
Some social media platforms reported that there was a coup attempt in the country while the president was away in New York, United States, for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
But, the country’s Minister of Communication and Media, Thierry Moungalla, hurriedly debunked it via his X platform (formerly Twitter).
“URGENT – Fanciful information suggests serious events that are underway in Brazzaville.
“The Government denies this fake news. We reassure public opinion about the calm that reigns and invite people to calmly go about their activities,” the minister tweeted.