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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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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...

    Vol 56 No 10 |
  • CHAD

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...

    Vol 56 No 10 |
  • CHAD

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...

Democracy delayed

The decision to base the 7 500 troops (5 000 from Nigeria 1 500 from Chad and the remainder from Cameroon Benin and Niger) in Ndjamena reflects the widespread view that President Idriss Déby Itno's battle-hardened army has proved the most effective in fighting jihadist groups in the region...

    Vol 55 No 19 |
  • MALI

MINUSMA minus one

This led to a rare show of unity between President Idriss Déby Itno's government and the opposition: both see Chadian soldiers as UN cannon fodder...

Allies lose faith

At the Luanda summit in June Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno told him frankly that his mediation had failed and that nothing could be expected from the bad lot in charge in Bangui said a source who was present...

Africa policy moves up the agenda

Defenders of Hollande's strategy insist that transparency human rights and democracy remain important but in the current security environment France believes it cannot shun key strategic partners such as President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania or Idriss Déby Itno of Chad who it sees as key partners in crisis zones such as the Sahel and CAR...

Intervention by consent

This is in contrast to the position of former President Nicolas Sarkozy when France was accused of discreetly assisting President Idriss Déby Itno to defeat Zaghawa rebel forces from eastern Chad in 2008 (AC Vol 49 No 7 La Françafrique est morte vive la Françafrique)...

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