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Chad military claims victory against rebels that supposedly killed President Idriss Deby

Chad’s military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the battlefield. However, the rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) said it was not aware of an end to the fighting. The group “will comment when it has […]

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Chad parties dub appointment of president’s son as leader an ‘institutional coup’

The opposition parties in Chad called the army’s appointment of President Idriss Déby’s son as the nation’s new leader an “institutional coup”. Chad’s 68-year-old President, Idriss Déby Itno succumbed to injuries following clashes with rebels in the north of the country. Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, also known as “General Kaka”, was made in charge of […]

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Idriss Déby: Chad’s President succumbs to injuries after clashes with rebels

Chad’s President Idriss Déby has succumbed to injuries following clashes with rebels in the north of the country, the army has said. The announcement came a day after provisional election results projected he would win a sixth term in office. The government and parliament have been dissolved. A curfew has also been imposed and the […]

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Chad: Clashes between cattle herders and farmers leave at least 35 dead

Thirty-five people were killed in a fighting between cattle herders and farmers in south-eastern Chad in the past few days, officials said. The farmers in the Salamat province were attacked when they encountered a road block, provincial secretary-general Mara Maad told AFP. Farmers have blamed cattle herders and launched an attack on them on Monday, […]