Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso – Picture by Office of Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso.
Friday, 21 May 2021, Brazaville, Republic of Congo: Congolese politician and businessman Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso, born 14 January 1975 in Brazzaville joined his country’s cabinet as per an announcement from Saturday, 15 May. He is the son of Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo since 25 October 1997.
Sassou Nguesso joined the government of Prime Minister Anatole Collinet Makosso in the capacity of ‘Minister of International Cooperation and Promotion of Public-Private Partnership’ on 21 May 2021 when he was sworn into office. He entered politics as parliamentarian for the Oyo constituency located in the Cuvette Department on 5 September 2012, representing the Congolese Workers’ Party.
Minister Sassou Nguesso is a trained jurist by education. He was educated in France. Since 2017, when he was re-elected deputy, he became a member in the Parliamentary Commission for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
In 2012 he set up his foundation ‘Perspectives d’Avenir‘ (Perspectives for the Future) which has a stark impact in fomenting health, and social programmes throughout Congo. For instance the foundation has led vaccination drives around the country, financed cancer treatments and built schools in rural communities.
In 2016 he was bestowed upon a doctorate honoris causa by the Private University of Marrakech.
For further information:
About the Minister of International Cooperation, and Private-Public Partnerships: https://www.denischristel.cg/#
Foundation ‘Perspectives d’Avenir’: https://en.perspectivesavenir.ong/