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Idriss Déby Itno

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

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Commerce, cooperation and controversy

President Idriss Déby Itno smartly set China's interest against those of the World Bank and USA by de-recognising Taiwan the previous holder of Chadian exploration concessions with a down-payment of $30 mn...

    Vol 47 No 19 |
  • CHAD

Déby supreme, for now

Seldom in his 16-year rule has President Idriss Déby Itno inspired much envy from his peers but right now he is riding high...

The real rebels

It is getting support from Chad's President Idriss Déby Itno who wants it to to help defend Chad's border against Khartoum's proxy militia the Front Uni pour le Changement et la Démocratie (FUCD)...

Posturing outweighs the policy

A Chadian government inquiry accuses him of killing 40 000 people and torturing 200 000 others; the inquiry was overseen by his successor President Idriss Déby Itno himself a long-time Chief of Army Staff to Habré...

    Vol 47 No 9 |
  • CHAD

Déby hangs on

President Idriss Déby Itno has won the first round with French help by routing the rebel invasion of 9-13 April killing hundreds of armed oppositionists in the centre of N'djamena...

On the frontline

Meanwhile President Idriss Déby Itno clings to power only by grace of armed men from his Zakawa (Zaghawa) people whose lands straddle the border...

Dubious democracy

In 1996 Chad’s ruler General Idriss Déby Itno also assigned some 2 000 Chadian troops to safeguard Patassé’s security (and his own); in CAR they are known as ‘Ya pas la Temps’ (sic) because they keep on moving...

All fall out

Cissé is a World Bank man; as the Bank's country economist for Chad he got to know President Idriss Déby Itno well...

    Vol 38 No 8 |
  • CHAD

Nimble in Ndjamena

Yet another of Africa's military leaders who has swapped khaki for boubou or danshiki President Idriss Déby Itno has spent the last three months getting domestic politics under control...

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