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Idriss Déby Itno

  How he offered Chadians great hope but ended up leaving a terrible legacy ANALYSIS | HELGA DICKOW | The death of Chadian president Idriss Déby Itno from injuries sustained on the battlefield just days before he was to start his sixth term in office has been met with shock …

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Boko Haram attack kills nearly 100 Chadian troops

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP |  Boko Haram jihadists have killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack on an island army base, in their deadliest assault yet on the country’s armed forces. President Idriss Deby told Chad television he travelled to the scene of the attack on Tuesday to pay …

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Chad president says rebel convoy ‘destroyed’

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | Chadian President Idriss Deby on Thursday said a column of rebels which had sought to cross into the country from Libya had been “destroyed” in a series of strikes carried out by French warplanes. The French military has said Mirage 2000 jets struck an armed convoy …

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Chad denies US claim its president took oil bribe

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | Chad’s government on Tuesday denied allegations by US investigators that President Idriss Deby received a $2 million (1.7 million euros) bribe for oil rights in the country. “Faced with this umpteenth false allegation, the government of Chad formally refutes this shameful fabrication,” the government said in …

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