Chad: One day after Deby's Death, Rebel Group Rejects Son, Vows to Take Over Capital

Chad: One day after Deby's Death, Rebel Group Rejects Son, Vows to Take Over Capital

- There is unrest in Chad even after an interim transition of power to Mahamat Idriss Deby, the son of the late president

- Some rebels have kicked against this new leadership, referring to it as a monarchy

- These persons on the platform of Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) have agreed to march on the capital

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The military transition of power in Chad to Mahamat Idriss Deby, the son of late President Idriss Deby, has been rejected by a rebel group.

The group, known as the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT), has maintained that the country is not a monarchy and thus cannot allow a dynastic devolution of power, Reuters reports.

Chad: After Deby's death, tension begins as rebel group rejects son, reveals next move
The rebel group said it can never accept late Deby's son as Chad's new ruler (Photo: @alouibrahim92)
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FACT said:

“Chad is not a monarchy. There can be no dynastic devolution of power in our country."

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Based on this position, FACT has vowed to stage a march on the nation's capital, N’Djamena, anytime soon.

According to NBC News, this might turn out to be a violent struggle over the oil-rich African country.

Earlier, it was reported by that General Mahamat Kaka, the son of the deceased Chadian leader, had been revealed as the country's interim head of the state.

The army spokesman General Azem Bermendao Agouna made the disclosure in a broadcast on state television on Tuesday, April 20.

The newly-elected leader died of injuries suffered on the frontline a day after he won a sixth term as the country's presidential election results were just released on Monday, April 19.

Deby's death came barely a month after John Magufuli, the president of Tanzania, died at the age of 61. Magufuli's death was reportedly announced on Wednesday, March 17, by the vice president, Samia Suluhu Hassan.

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His death also came five months after he won a second term election. The late president had attracted widespread criticism for his denial of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The death of Tanzania's president drew attention to the broader issue of how African nations manage successions when their leaders die while still in service.


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