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Chad’s Mahamat Déby prolongs stay in power with election victory

Chad’s military ruler Mahamat Déby will now prolong his stay in power following his recent presidential vote victory. He has now legitimised his grip on power after the country’s National Election Management Agency boss Ahmed Bartichet confirmed his victory. Deby secured 61.3% of the vote while his closest rival, Prime Minister Succes Masra, won 18.53%. The 40 year old was… Read More
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Germany expels Chad’s ambassador in a retaliatory move

Chad’s ambassador to Germany has been expelled in a retaliatory move by Germany after the Central African nation expelled the European nation’s ambassador over the weekend. Germany’s foreign ministry said Chad’s Mariam Ali Moussa has to leave the country within 48 hours. “In response to the unfounded expulsion of our Ambassador to Chad, we today summoned the Chadian Ambassador in… Read More
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German ambassador to Chad leaves after expulsion

The German ambassador to Chad has left the country after the military government expelled him. Chad wanted Jan-Christian Gordon Kricke out of the country for what it says was due to his “impolite attitude” and “lack of respect for diplomatic customs.” The country’s Communication Ministry said in a statement last week that Kricke, who has been serving as Germany’s ambassador… Read More
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Chad foils military attempt to destabilise country

Chadian security forces have said they foiled an attempt by a group of army officers to destabilize the country and undermine constitutional order. The government said in a statement on Thursday that arrests have been taking place linked to the plot since Dec. 8. Authorities have been able to seized military equipment, the statement said. “This plan was devised by… Read More
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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