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Newly Elected Chadian President Killed In Battled Ground With Rebels

TOPSHOT – Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno (C) casts his ballot at a polling station in N’djamena, on April 11, 2021. – AFP via Getty Images)

The newly re-elected President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Déby has died of wounds he received while commanding his army in battles against rebels in the north.

In a swift change of fate, after news had come in that Chad’s veteran president, Idriss Déby had won a sixth term in the latest provisional results on Monday by 79.3%, an announcement broadcast  on national radio today, April 20, announced his death.
According to the army spokesperson of the army, General Azem Bemrandoua Agouna, the military had been pushed back by a column of insurgents who were advancing on the capital, N’Djamena.
Déby, was expected to give a victory speech after receiving the provisional results, but opted instead to visit Chadian soliders on the front lines, said his campaign director Mahamat Zen Bada.
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