Pierre Anga

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Pierre Anga (1940–1988)[1] was a Congolese army officer and rebel leader who was an opposition figure to Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso. He formed part of the Military Committee of the Congolese Labour Party which for the period between 18 March 1977 to 3 April 1977 acted in place of the Presidency after Marien Ngouabi was assassinated. Anga was arrested in 1987 for allegedly participating in a coup d'état against the President; during this arrest several soldiers were killed.[2] Shortly after this coup attempt fighting broke out in the North of the country between forces led by Anga (a supporter of Joachim Yhombi-Opango) and Government forces. He was killed by Congolese security forces.[3] He is reported to have died in the jungle of Ikongono.[4]

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  1. ^ http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Congo-Brazzaville.html
  2. ^ Alain Rouvez, Michael Coco, Jean-Paul Paddack, Disconsolate empires, p178
  3. ^ Busky, Donald, Communism in history and theory, p117
  4. ^ http://www.congopage.com/article5361.html