Chadian President Idriss Deby killed while visiting troops fighting rebels

Apr 20, 2021 | INVESTING

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the frontline of a fight against northern rebels, the country’s army said on Tuesday, the day after Deby was declared the winner of a presidential election.Deby’s son, Mahamat Kaka, was named interim president by a transitional council of military officers, spokesman Azem Bermendao Agouna said in a broadcast on state television.Deby, 68, came to power in a rebellion in 1990 and was one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders. He and his…

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