COAT OF ARMS
Government: Dominant Party Presidential Republic
Current President: Idriss Déby
Population: 16,877,357 (2020)
Land Size: 1.28 million sq km (495,800 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - May 12, 2021: Democracy Takes a Back Seat to Military Might - AllAfrica News: Chad
[ISS] In a rare show of solidarity, Chadians rejected the military junta endorsed by international partners.
- Mon - May 10, 2021: Political Situation in Chad - Envoy Solicits Paul Biya'sorientation - AllAfrica News: Chad
[Cameroon Tribune] The Head of State on Friday, 7thMay, grantedaudience to Abdelkerim Idriss Deby Itno, Deputy Director of Civil Cabinet at the Chadian Presidency.
- Mon - May 10, 2021: Army Claims Victory Against Northern Rebels After Lengthy Battle - AllAfrica News: Chad
[RFI] Chad's military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Déby on the battlefield.
- Mon - May 10, 2021: Chad's Military Council Seeks Central African States Support - AllAfrica News: Chad
[VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- Envoys from Chad's ruling military council are seeking support from its central African neighbors in fighting rebels who they say endanger a smooth return to civilian rule. Chad's delegation told Cameroon's president that without peace, a transition to civilian rule will be impossible, but Chad's opposition says the military rulers should immediately step down if they genuinely want peace to be restored.
- Sat - May 8, 2021: Idriss Déby - the Chadian Warrior, Hero of Mali - AllAfrica News: Chad
[African Arguments] Mali's security might not be the first issue that comes to mind when hearing of the passing of Idriss Déby Itno. His death on the battlefield - or at least in proximity, depending on the account - clearly indicates that trouble is not far from N'Djamena.