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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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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...

One of the two splinter leaders chaperoned by Chadian President Idriss Déby Abu el Gasim Imam Haj formerly of Abdel Wahed Mohamed Ahmed el Nur's branch of the Sudan Liberation Movement began criticising the government...

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...

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