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World Last tribute to Idriss Déby in Chad, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron

10:15  23 april  2021
10:15  23 april  2021 Source:   france24.com

Chad President Idriss Deby: The West’s ally in the Sahel region?

  Chad President Idriss Deby: The West’s ally in the Sahel region? Deby’s death cut his 30-year political career short and will likely throw Chadian politics into disarray. He died from injuries sustained while fighting rebels this weekend in the country’s restive north, the army said on Tuesday. His death comes after elections this month that were marred by a rebel offensive launched in the north on election day. The army said on Monday it had killed 300 rebels and quashed the offensive. Deby’s long rule in the region’s brutal politics has made him a reliable figure in the French-led campaign against armed groups in the Sahel region.

Le président tchadien Idriss Déby Itno, le 20 avril 2016, à N'Djamena, au TChad. © - Andrew Harnik Chadian President Idriss Debly Itno, April 20, 2016, in N'Djamena, Chad.

A dozen heads of state will be present, Friday, at the tribute ceremony in the Chadian Captain in honor of the deceased Idriss Debly Itno, who died at 68, from the following injury suites against rebels. .

A final tribute to the deceased Chadian President. The military junta led by the son of Idriss Déby Itno makes, Friday, April 23, a last tribute to the one who led the country of an iron hand for 30 years, in the presence of Heads of State, including the French Emmanuel Macron .

Idriss Déby died on Monday, according to the Chadian Presidency, at the age of 68, suites of injury suffered at the front against rebels. His son, Mahamat Idriss Déby, General Army Corps of 37, is the new strong man of the regime. He has full powers but promised new institutions after "free and democratic" elections in a year and a half.

Idriss Deby: Chad ruler who held on power, died battling rebels

  Idriss Deby: Chad ruler who held on power, died battling rebels President of more than 30 years had fought off several rebellions and was increasingly seen as silencing rivals.And it was on the battlefield where the former soldier met his end.

For many opponents who have always been repressed by the regime of Idriss Deboy, this power outlet is nothing but an "institutional coup". A dozen heads of state are awaited Friday in the Chadian capital, including those of several other Sahelian countries, such as Mali, Niger Burkina Faso, or the President of the Supreme Sovereign Council, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan. The Congolese Félix Tshisekedi, President-in-Office of the African Union (AU), also confirmed its presence.

Emmanuel Macron, arrived Thursday night in N'Djamena, where France installed the HQ in Barkhane, its Antijahist Force at Sahel , will be the only Western head of state present to the funeral of Chadian Marshal, his stroner ally against Jihadists in the region. After landing of his plane on the trail of the military base which houses the HQ of the French Force, Mr. Macron was escorted to the French Embassy by armors in Barkhane, according to a reporter of AFP .

of whom the CMT, in power in Chad, is it composed?

 of whom the CMT, in power in Chad, is it composed? © TELE Chad via AP Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, the son of President Idriss Deby Itno on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, leads the Transitional Military Council (CMT). In Chad, the death of President Idriss Debly Itno was announced on Tuesday, April 20th by a Transitional Military Council (CMT). At the same time, he announced the suspension of the Constitution as well as the dissolution of the Government and Parliament.

Will the French president ask conditions for a democratic transition? To adouber the young Mahamat Idriss Déby? His presence at the ceremony lets him think. Since his arrival by arms in 1990, with the help of Paris, Idriss Déby had always been able to count on the old colonial power.

Concerns for the stability of Chad

After his death, France has already been concerned about the concern of "the stability and territorial integrity of Chad". Will the military transition council ensure the stability, the integrity of Chad? ", Questioned Thursday Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, also questioning his ability to" put implemented a democratic process "while respecting its military commitments in the region.

The finding and the words are almost the same for Josep Borell, the head of the diplomacy of the European Union. "You have to help Chad. We have to override the political considerations," he said on Thursday during a visit to Mauritania, before going to the funeral of Idriss Déby.

Chad: A high risk transition

 Chad: A high risk transition The death of Chadian President, Idriss Déby, leaves a field of institutional ruins in the country. France, which believes that no one is strong enough today to maintain a balance in the region, fears destabilization of the Sahel and Africa. Editorial of the "World". With the sudden and violent death of Chadian President Idriss Debly Itno, France lost its best ally in the high-risk war as it has been conducting jihadist groups in the Sahel, and in Mali in particular.

Official funeral will take place at the beginning of the morning on the place of the nation. After the military honors and different speeches, a prayer will be called at the Great Mosque of N'Djamena. The remains of Idriss Déby will then be taken from a plane to more than a thousand kilometers, in Amdjarass, a small village which adjoins its hometown of Berdoba, capital of the province of L'Ennedi is (northeastern), Near the Sudanese border, where he will be buried alongside his father.

The arrival of heads of state represents a security challenge for the new regime, always confronted with a rebellion from Libya who promised to walk on N'Djamena and rejects "categorically" the military transition.

The threat could also come from within the scheme, because the power of the young Mahamat Idriss Déby is sudden and the most coveted on the clan of the deceased head of state.

The All-Power General Directorate of State Security Services (DGSSIE), so far led by the new CMT President, "Risk Divide. They will solve their problems, as they did. In the past, by attempts at physical eliminations, with the involvement of armed violence in the capital, "Prodded Roland Marchal, researcher at the International Research Center (CERI) of Sciences-Po Paris.

with AFP

Chad set to bury Deby as concerns rise for country's future .
Chad will bury veteran ruler Idriss Deby Itno on Friday as concerns mount over the loss of a lynchpin in the fight against jihadism in the Sahel and uncertainty over the country's democratic future. Chad, with a well respected fighting force, is central to the West's fight against jihadists in the Sahel, where myriad Islamist extremist groups operate. France's 5,100-strong Barkhane anti-jihadist force is headquartered in N'Djamena, capital of the country of 16 million.

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