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Son of Late Chadian President Idriss Deby to Take Over

Following the recent death of Chadian President Idriss Deby, the country's military has announced that his son, Mahamat Idriss Deby, will take over as interim president.

Chadian President Idriss Deby succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, April 20, following a confrontation with armed rebels in the capital of N'Djamena, north of the country. The late head of state was recently re-elected into office for a sixth term after he had already spent the last three decades ruling the the North African country. According to Chad's transitional military council, the 68-year-old's son, Mahamat Idriss Deby, will take over as interim president.

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