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And the French News Agency wrote, that he is informing the country’s army on national television.

An army statement indicates that the president himself participated in hostilities against the rebels in the northern part of Chad.

“The latter has just sighed after defending the independent nation on the battlefield,” General Azim Bremandua Aguna said in a statement read on state television on Tuesday.

A military junta led by Idris Muhammad Idris’ son Déby Itno, a four-star general, will rule the country until further notice.

The council will sit for a transitional period of 18 months, but the army is promising “free and democratic” elections after the transition period.

They also imposed a curfew and closed the borders, according to Agence France-Presse.

Recently re-elected

Idriss Deby with French President Emmanuel Macron in 2019.

Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP

Deby’s death is announced the day after his death Re-election as President of Chad. This is his sixth term as leader, having garnered 79.3% of the vote.

He first came to power in 1990, as the leader of a rebel force that toppled then Chadian President Hossein Habré.

Déby was an ally of France in the war against Islamic extremism in Africa, and sent major forces to Mali in an effort to carry out peacekeeping work, according to Agence France-Presse.

Debbie turned 68 years old and was one of the oldest leaders in Africa.

SNL He writes that Chad is in fact a dictatorship in which the president and his family wield all power.

Great uncertainty

Morten Boss, Senior Researcher at NUPI

Morten Boss, Senior Researcher at NUPI.

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Morten Bows, chief researcher at NUPI, says Debbie was a controversial leader, but he succeeded in keeping the country fairly peaceful.

Bows believes that Déby’s death will throw Chad into great uncertainty.

Déby is in power for so long that many Chadians don’t know anything else. It is not certain whether the party will be able to find a new candidate for the leadership, Boose continues.

The senior researcher believes that Chad has remained one of the last bastions of state stability in a very troubled region, and that its death may now have major repercussions.

It is clear that the various rebel groups, secular and Islamist insurgents, will look at this situation with great interest, he told NRK.

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Chad has struggled with poverty and instability since the country seceded from French colonial rule and gained independence in 1960. Several groups are fighting for power and influence.

Déby’s rebel group reportedly met this week and called itself Haqiqat (Front for Change and Concord in Chad), and accused the president of repression before the elections, he wrote. BBC.

On Sunday, the army announced that it had destroyed a rebel ranks, and on Monday the government said more than 300 rebels had been killed in the fighting.

The government said at the time that a heavily armed rebel group launched an attack from its base in Libya on April 11, the same day as the presidential election in Chad.

It is not known why the president visited a combat zone and claimed to have participated in the hostilities. The army stated that Idris assumed command of government forces at the end of this week.

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