Chad imposes curfew and shuts borders after the death of president Deby: army.
The announcement came a day after provisional election results projected late president Idris Debby would win a sixth term in office.
Déby was one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders after becoming president of Chad through charter 1991.
Deby’s son, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno is expected to lead the council but “free and democratic” elections will be held once the transition period is over, the army said on Tuesday.
Tributes On Social Media
Chadians and others have taken to social media to pay tributes to President Idriss Deby who died after he sustained injuries on the frontline battling rebels. Many lauded him for being a true leader who was selflessly committed to the stability of his country.
See below some of the tributes on Twitter:
Rest In Peace Soldat!
— TendanceActu (@TendanceActu) April 20, 2021
My prayers and sympathies are with the Chadians 🇹🇩
Idris Derby was a great president and true leader whose memories will live with us forever 🥲#RestInPeace #Chad #idrissdeby pic.twitter.com/RKzb8hSrIV
— Clement (@Clementadefila) April 20, 2021