Former Congolese president, Pascal Lissouba, is dead. Lissouba died in Perpignan, France today Monday. August 24. A statement from his Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UADS) party said he died after a brief illness. “President Lissouba passed away after an illness,” the party's spokesman and MP Honore Sayi said Late Lissouba was president of the Republic of Congo also called Congo-Brazzaville, from 1992 to 1997. He fled the country after being overthrown in a civil war by the current president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, who had lost the country’s first multi-party elections in 1992. Late Lissouba was 88 years old. May his soul rest in peace, Amen. . Ex-Congo president Pascal Lissouba dies at 88 Follow Linda Ikeji Blog.