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Chad President Idriss Deby dies on frontline, son to take over, army says

The West has seen Deby as an ally in the fight against Islamist extremist groups, such as Boko Haram and groups linked to Al Qaeda and Islamic State. Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the frontline of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday, the day after DebyContinue reading “Chad President Idriss Deby dies on frontline, son to take over, army says”

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US orders diplomats to leave Chad as rebels near capital

The State Department on Saturday ordered non-essential diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Chad to leave the African nation due to potential insurgent attacks on the capital. In addition to non-essential embassy staff, the department also ordered the families of American personnel stationed there to leave because armed groups appear to be moving on theContinue reading “US orders diplomats to leave Chad as rebels near capital”