Deby’s son appointed new Chadian leader

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Son of the late Chadian President Idriss Deby, Mahamat Deby, a 37 year old army general has been appointed to succeed his father.
He was appointed to lead a military council set up after his father was killed by rebel forces.
Deby was confirmed dead on Tuesday following injuries sustained in a fight with the rebels over at the weekend.The army had established a transitional military council headed by Mahamat following his father’s death.
A two-week national mourning period was declared amid a dusk-to-dawn curfew, while all land and air borders in the country have also been shut until further notice.
A statement published on the Presidential website said the transitional period would last for 18 months while the cabinet and the parliament would be dissolved.
Deby was confirmed dead on Tuesday following injuries sustained in a fight with the rebels over at the weekend.
The army had established a transitional military council headed by Mahamat following his father’s death.
A two-week national mourning period was declared amid a dusk-to-dawn curfew, while all land and air borders in the country have also been shut until further notice.
A statement published on the Presidential website said the transitional period would last for 18 months while the cabinet and the parliament would be dissolved.

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