LION OF CHAD, PRESIDENT IDRISS RESTS ON BATTLE FIELD

Chad’s President Idriss Déby has died of his injuries following clashes with rebels in the north of the country.

The announcement came a day after provisional election results projected he would win a sixth term in office.

The government and parliament have been dissolved. A curfew has also been imposed and the borders have been shut.

Déby was 68 years and had spent three decades in power also was recognized as one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.

A military council led by Déby’s son Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno a 37-year-old  holder of four-star general, will govern the country for the next 18 months.

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