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Idriss Déby Itno

Date of Birth: 18 June 1952
Place of Birth: Fada, Ennedi Region, Chad
Died: 19 April 2021


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Can Macron's new Sahel strategy work?

France also plans to maintain its base at N'Djamena Chad – where Paris is widely perceived as supporting the Déby clan's continued dynastic rule in the presidency of President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' despite initial efforts to promote a more inclusive transition...


Bang go the reforms

The October demonstrations demanding greater democracy than the limited 'inclusive' coalition formed by Interim President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' with former oppositionists were met with extreme violence by security forces and at least 60 people were killed and hundreds wounded (AC Vol 63 No 22 Massacre threatens transition plan)...

Some pundits believed that the President would express regret for the violence and try to recoup some credibility for reform of the administration which has been in place since his father President Idriss Deby Itno seized power in 1990 but he expressed no remorse...


    Vol 63 No 22 |
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Massacre threatens transition plan

Interim President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' and his 'inclusive' new government which boasts reconciled oppositionists and reformed militia leaders is in deep crisis after security forces many in plain clothes unleashed a wave of deadly violence against demonstrators in N'Djamena and the southern cities of Moundou Sahr Koumra and Doba on 20 October the date when the military had initially pledged to hand power back to the civilians...

Mahamat who seized power after the death of his father President Idriss Déby Itno on the battlefield last April was sworn in again on 17 October this time as head of transitional civilian government...

A drawn-out 'reconciliation process' had been in train since a military junta took over after President Idriss Déby Itno's death with negotiations with politico-military groups in Doha and a national dialogue in N'Djamena with civil society figures and civilian political elites...

Once the arch-enemy and bête noire of the late President Idriss Déby Itno Kebzabo denounced the demonstrators in terms almost identical to those the late president's regime had used against him...

He and President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' both claimed in their statements that the demonstrations were intended to kick off a popular uprising and that about 1 500 young marchers had previously received military training abroad with this in mind...


Civilians stand firm as crisis talks falter

Paris worries at the lack of progress in the Chad talks hosted by Doha which are supposed to find an arrangement between several armed groups and the regime led by Gen Mahamat Idriss Déby 'Kaka' son of the late ruler Idriss Déby Itno (AC Vol 62 No 9 Death on the front line a coup and then an about turn)...


Prime Minister quits as funding crisis deepens

They wanted to find out what two Chadian armed opposition groups the Front pour l'Alternance et la Concorde au Tchad (FACT) led by Mahamat Mahdi the group that claims responsibility for killing Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno and the Union des Forces de Résistance (UFR) of Timan Erdimi were doing recently in Damara Touadéra's home town (AC Vol 54 No 11 Déby's enemies crowd in & Vol 62 No 9 Death on the front line a coup and then an about turn)...

Some also speculate that Russia could encourage Chadian armed groups such as FACT and UFR to launch operations from Libya and CAR to further weaken the problematic transition in Chad led by Mahamat Idriss Déby (Idriss Déby Itno's son)...


    Vol 62 No 18 |
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Hey, big lender

IMF representatives negotiated a US$560 million loan program with Chad in January three months before President Idriss Déby Itno was killed amid fighting with rebels and a military junta assumed power (AC Vol 62 No 9 Death on the front line a coup and then an about turn)...


Khartoum's fractious neighbours

Sudan's generals also took a keen interest in the aftermath of the killing of Chad's President Idriss Déby Itno in April and the junta Conseil militaire de transition (CMT) that emerged in Ndjamena...


Macron's man

Having been elected in multi-party polls albeit with oppositionists disputing the results Bazoum is a more comfortable ally for Macron compared to the late Idriss Déby Itno (AC Vol 62 No 5 Election results spark riots)...


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