President Idris Derby of Chad Shot Dead

President Idris Derby of Chad has died in a shootout with rebels Tuesday.

Details of his death are still sketchy but the army authorities said he died from injuries sustained on the war front.

Daily Trust reports that the Chadian army is currently combating rebel forces who have launched an assault on the capital, N’Djamena.

He was reelected for a sixth term on April 11 and was expected to be sworn in.

Details later…

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