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Idriss Déby Itno

Date of Birth: 1952
Place of Birth: Fada, Ennedi Region, Chad

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    Vol 57 No 10 |
  • CHAD

Missing men mar Déby’s win

With President Idriss Déby Itno dominating the political scene and tightly controlling an election process to prevent effective monitoring by civil society his outright victory in the 10 April first round of the contest was never seriously in doubt...

Democrats under fire

Africa votes in 2016 Country Date Type Uganda February General Yoweri Museveni repressed opposition and fixed vote CAR February-March Presidential & legislative Sporadic organisational problems Niger February-March Presidential & legislative Mahamadou Issoufou won presidential vote in 2nd round after fixes Cape Verde March Legislative Widely seen as credible Benin March Presidential Over 30 contenders and credible poll Congo-Brazzaville March Presidential Denis Sassou-Nguesso pushed constitutional changes fixed election Tanzania (Zanzibar) March Regional Zanzibar election rerun widely condemned Senegal March Referendum Credible vote after hesitation on reforms Comoros February-April Presidential Constitutional court to decide on 2nd round vote Sudan April Referendum on Darfur Omer el Beshir repressed opposition fixed vote threatens new offensive Equatorial Guinea April Presidential Teodoro Obiang repressed opposition and fixed vote Chad April Presidential Idriss Déby Itno repressed opposition and fixed vote Djibouti April Presidential Ismaïl Omar Guelleh repressed opposition and fixed vote Gabon August Presidential Ali Ben Bongo in tight race history of fixing Zambia August Presidential Edgar Lungu in tight race; his supporters threaten opposition Cape Verde August Presidential Shootings raise tension South Africa August Local elections Critical test of Jacob Zuma's leadership...

With the opposition out of the picture President Idriss Déby Itno in power for 26 years won with 89% of the vote...


Poor turnout in Dakar

None of the 18 specifically invited African leaders came not even Chad's Idriss Déby Itno who was at the first Forum last December...

Dialogue of empty chairs

Only one opposition delegation – two Darfur former rebels whose security was guaranteed by Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno – were at the opening of the government's vaunted National Dialogue on 10 October...

A vote too far

Ndjamena is likely to react if groups aligned to Séléka lose out completely and President Idriss Déby Itno's allies such as Kolingba lose the elections...

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Winning battles, losing wars

President Idriss Déby Itno made many regional leaders jealous when his army managed what none of the others could do – to rout the Islamist militia Boko Haram in a series of battles that began last January...

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Forgiveness, its own reward

President Idriss Déby Itno may have his own reasons for going to war with the jihadists but he expected to be rewarded and it came to pass...

Biya’s emerging dream

A more robust Nigerian response to Boko Haram which many expect since last month's elections would relieve pressure in north Cameroon and might even diminish Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno's new status as the militants' toughest opponent...

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