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Chad mourns victims of protests demanding a return to civilian rule

– – A seven day of mourning has been declared in Chad for the atleast 50 people who were killed in protests demanding the return to civilian rule. Chadian military leader General Mahamat Idriss Déby who declared the national mourning has blamed external forces for the protests. Chad’s opposition called for peaceful protests last Thursday to mark the date when… Read More
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Ex-Chadian leader Hissène Habré dies serving jail term

Senegalese media reported that the former Chadian leader was being treated for a coronavirus infection. Senegalese Justice Minister Malick Sall said Tuesday that “Habré has been handed over to his Lord.” The former Chad leader has been serving his life prison term in Senegal prison for crimes against humanity after his conviction in 2016. He was convicted of rape, sexual slavery… Read More
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New government named by Chad’s military leaders

– – A new transitional government has been named by Military leaders in Chad led by Mahamat Idriss Déby Kaka, the son of long-time ruler Idriss Déby. President Déby died last month from injuries he sustained on the battle front with rebels. According to the army 40 ministers and their deputies have been appointed with former rebel chief, Acheick Ibn… Read More
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Chad: Anti-government protests turn violent resulting in deaths

– – Protests against the military council in Chad have turned violent with reports of at least two people dying. A man was shot dead in Moundou, in southern Chad while another person was killed when protesters attacked a bus in the capital N’Djamena. The protests were called by the opposition coalition defying a ban placed on demonstrations. Police had… Read More
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Chad: Military transitional government rejects talks with rebels

– – Chad’s new military transitional government has refused to hold talks with rebels as the country finds a way out of the current political crisis. The rebels have been blamed for the death of ex-president Idriss Deby at the battle front this month when they clashed with soldiers. On Sunday the rebel group known as Fact said it was… Read More
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Chad holds state funeral for late president Idriss Déby

– – A state funeral for Chad’s late President Idriss Déby Itno is taking place on Friday in the capital N’Djamena. He will receive military honours and a prayer will be said at the Grand Mosque of N’Djamena. Mr Déby’s body will be flown to Amdjarass, a small village next to his hometown of Berdoba, near the Sudanese border for… Read More
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African Union meets over political crisis in Chad

– – The African Union’s peace and security council is meeting on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Chad. It follows what analysts say is a subtle military takeover after the death of the country’s leader, Idriss Déby. President Idriss Déby died during clashes with rebels who were advancing unto the country’s capital over the weekend. The army appointed… Read More
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Chad’s President Idriss Déby killed in clashes with rebels

The government and parliament have been dissolved with a military council now set to govern for the next 18 months. The 68-year-old Deby is a former army officer who came to power in 1990 after he overthrew autocratic leader Hissene Habre. – – He has played a key role in the fight against Islamist militants in West and Central Africa… Read More
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Chad: President Idriss Déby secures sixth term in office

– – President of Chad Idriss Déby, has secured a sixth term in office after obtaining almost 80% of votes in the recently held presidential election. According to Provisional results, President Déby is on track to win the election to extend his 30 years in power. Prior to the election the opposition boycotted the process, alleging violence by the security… Read More
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Chad’s President set to extend rule in presidential election

– – Voters are choosing a new president in Chad’s Presidential election on Sunday with the incumbent Idriss Deby Itno set to secure a sixth term in office. He has already spent 30 years in power and remains the favourite to win Sunday’s vote. When his ruling party announced the decision to nominate President Deby, protests broke out on the… Read More