Veteran Congo leader Sassou Nguesso sworn in after disputed re-election

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso (R) receives from a soldier the flag of the Republic of Congo during his inauguration ceremony on April 16, 2016 in BrazzavilleLongtime Congolese leader Denis Sassou Nguesso was sworn in for another five-year term Saturday following a contested presidential election last month that has raised tensions in the country. At an inauguration ceremony that formally extended his 32-year grip on power, Sassou Nguesso vowed to focus on boosting the economy and tackling youth unemployment. “This five-year term will be that of the economy,” he said in an address in Brazzaville attended by several other African heads of state.

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