Mohamed Idriss Deby: from his father’s secret envoy to the leadership of Chad


Mohamed Idriss Déby, also known as Mohamed Kaka, was appointed interim president by the NTC

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Mohamed Idris Deby during a press conference in the capital, N’Djamena

Mohamed Idriss Déby was announced as the new leader of Chad, after his father, Idriss Déby, was killed during clashes with rebels in the north of the country.

Muhammad now heads the 15-member Transitional Military Council and will hold power for the next 18 months.

Unlike some of his half-brothers, Muhammad enjoys a good reputation and does not like the limelight, even though he is a veteran soldier like his father.

Mohammed is 37 years old, the same age as his father when he took power in a military coup in 1990.


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