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Chadian President Idriss Deby dies on military frontline one day after winning sixth term in office




Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the frontline of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday.

His death comes one day after he was declared the winner of the country’s election.

Mr Deby’s campaign said on Monday that he was headed to the frontline to join troops battling “terrorists”.

Rebels based across the northern frontier in Libya attacked a border post on election day and then advanced hundreds of kilometres south across the desert.

The cause of death is currently unclear.

Army spokesman Azem Bermendao…

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