The many questions raised by Idriss Déby's death
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. [...]
Libya's Chadian legion to return home and wreak havoc?
Over the last fortnight the Chadian government has been following with concern the situation in neighbouring Libya, where the military setbacks of General Haftar could leave hundreds of Chadian rebels at a loose end and capable of posing a threat to N'Djamena. [...]
Macron manœuvres in secret to save Idriss Deby
French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is continuing to lobby in favour of the regime of Idriss Deby, a faithful partner of France whose position has been rendered fragile by a changing regional environment. Agents of France's DGSE external intelligence service have even warned off his nephew in Qatar, rebel leader Timan Erdimi. [...]