The New Paper

April 20, 2021

Chadian president dies

Chadian President Idriss Deby died today after suffering wounds during a fight against rebel groups. Deby led Chad for 30 years and was reelected for a new six-year term yesterday. An 18-month transitional council will be led by Deby’s 37-year-old son (Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno) according to the military.

More context: The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in north-central Africa, bordered by countries including Libya, Sudan, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria.
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