Chad President dies in clashes with rebels


N’DJAMENA, April 20

Chad’s President Idriss Deby, who ruled his country for more than 30 years and was an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa, has been killed on the frontline against rebels in the north.

His son Mahamat Kaka was named interim President by a transitional council of military officers, a spokesman said. — Reuters



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