Chad: After Déby’s death come even greater doubts about Sahel ‘stability’

Issue 437 - 29 Apr 2021 - By Jon Marks | 4 minute read

According to the most widely accepted version of still hazy events, President Idriss Déby Itno (IDI) was injured on 17-18 April fighting rebels near Mao in the Kanem region, some 300km from N’djamena; he was pronounced dead early on 20 April. The military leader, who became president in 1990, had just been re-elected (with 79.32% of the official vote) for a sixth term in a vote on 11 April.

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