Chad
The many questions raised by Idriss Déby's death

Chad's president Idriss Déby, who died on 20 April.
Chad's president Idriss Déby, who died on 20 April. © REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo
President Idriss Déby's sudden death on 20 April has sent shockwaves throughout Chad and further afield, prompting France to raise its operation Bharkane to maximum alert. Officially, the leader was killed in combat fighting the Fact rebels, but many questions remain on the circumstances leading to his death. [...]
Published on 21.04.2021 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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Release of French hostage exposes Franco-Chadian military cooperation despite diplomatic chill

It was thanks to a cooperation between the Chadian army and a French contingent from Operation Barkhane that a French-Australian hostage was released on 30 October, after being kidnapped two days earlier. The successful collaboration stands in stark contrast with the current tensions between Chad and France, triggered by N'Djamena's bloody clampdown on protests on 21 October.

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