In Chad, questions surround a president’s sudden death

What happened to veteran leader Idriss Deby, and what comes next for Chad after his death?

Chad's longtime President Idriss Deby died this week [File: Ludovic Marin /Pool via Reuters]
Chad's longtime President Idriss Deby died this week [File: Ludovic Marin /Pool via Reuters]

Elected president one day, declared dead the next. The people of Chad were stunned after the army announced President Idriss Deby died while visiting soldiers fighting a rebel group in the country’s north.

Now, a transitional military council has dissolved the constitution and his son has been named interim president. So what happened to Idriss Deby, and what comes next for Chad?

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Al Jazeera correspondents Hiba Morgan (@hiba_morgan) and Nicolas Haque (@nicolashaque)

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Source: Al Jazeera

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