Deby to Deby: Strange ‘monarchies’

Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno

Four Star General and head of the Republican Guard in Chad, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, 37, son of Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is seen at a polling station in N'djamena on April 11, 2021.

Photo credit: aFP

What you need to know:

  • It waits to be seen if Gen Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno will continue as president beyond the 18-month transitional period.
  • No First Daughter — or, indeed, First Lady — however much they are favoured by the father, has so far succeed a president.

An African president has just been killed by masculinity. Chad’s strongman Marshal Idriss Deby Itno, who led the country for 31 years, was killed on the frontline in a battle against rebels in the north, the Army announced Tuesday.

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