It's wrong to slough off the reported battlefield death of Chadian President Idriss Déby by noting that he lived by the gun and died by the gun. Rather, his death reflects his militarization of Chad's government and provides an opportunity to change that.
Chadian security forces fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who took to the streets of the capital N'Djamena to protest a military takeover of the government following the death of President Idriss Deby last month
I condemn the killing of Chadian President Idriss Déby and send my sincere condolences to his family. It is vital we see an end to the violence and focus on transition to civilian and constitutional rule.
#UPDATE The Chadian army have confirmed that General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a four-star general who is the son of slain president Idriss Deby Itno, will replace him at the head of a military council
The son of Chadian President Idriss Deby takes control of the oil-producing nation after the death of his father
Chadian President Idriss Deby dies of injuries suffered on frontline, army says
🔴 BREAKING - Chadian President Idriss Déby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline (army)