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The killing of Idriss Déby reveals a tangled geopolitical web that is likely to deepen internal divisions in Chad | TRT World |

General Idriss Déby, 68, who misruled Chad for 31-years, died after sustaining injuries in clashes between FACT rebels and his troops over the weekend, the country's military announced. A state funeral is due to take place this week.

Will his death lead to peace in this oil-producing nation of 15 million? Or will it lead to more chaos and crises, making a bad situation worse?

Will FACT leader Mahamat Mahdi Ali translate Déby's death, which is a game changer, into real political currency and overrun the Chadian capital N'Djamena, where Déby's replacement, a 37-year-old four-star general, who is none other than Déby's own son, let's call him "Déby Le Fils" is regrouping the army for face off?

The internal and geopolitical context of Deby's death is not particularly promising.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Aug 7th, 2023 at 09:44:37 AM EST
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