Denis Sassou N’guesso, who has ruled the Congo for 32 years and is deemed unfeasible by most democratic countries in the world will paradoxically be the first African Head of State to be received in the United States by President-elect, Donald Trump. The future American president who will be invested in his new functions on January the 20th, 2017 at the White House in Washington is expected to meet Sassou N’guesso today December the 27th, 2016.
Understandably, Denis Sassou N’guesso will be received in his capacity as Chairman of the High Level Committee of the African Union on Libya. And talks between Donald Trump and Denis Sassou N’guesso will focus on the search for ways and means of ending the crisis in Libya and more broadly on the rest of Africa and on other international issues.
Libya plunged into a civil war since 2011 provoked by France and England with the support of the United States. But the consequences of this war which led to the murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been far reaching following the emergence of many terrorist groups including Boko Haram in several countries.
The High Level Committee is an initiative of the African Union with the aim of finding solutions to the crisis in Libya. This committee is made up of the following countries: Congo, Sudan, South Africa, Niger, Chad, Uganda and Ethiopia.
By Soter Tarh Agbaw-Ebai with cables from CIN