Idriss Déby dies aged 68

Chad's President Idriss Déby has died in conflicts with rebels in the north of the country at the end of the week, the military has said on state TV. 


On Monday, temporary outcomes from the political race on 11 April projected he would win a 6th term in office, with 80% of the vote. 


The public authority and parliament have been broken up. A military gathering will administer for the following year and a half. 


Mr Déby, 68, was one of Africa's longest-serving pioneers. 


He previously came to control in an outfitted uprising in 1990. 


Mr Déby "inhaled his last safeguarding the sovereign country on the front line", a military general said in an assertion read out on state TV. 


He had gone to the bleeding edge at the end of the week to visit troops engaging agitators based across the line in Libya. 


The military board will be driven by the late president's child, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, 37, a four-star general. 


The agitators, from a gathering calling itself Fact (the Front for Change and Concord in Chad), assaulted a line post on final voting day. They were progressing on the capital, N'Djamena, a few hundred kilometers toward the south. 


The conflicts with the military started on Saturday. A military general disclosed to Reuters news organization that 300 guerillas were executed and 150 caught. Five government warriors were slaughtered and 36 were harmed, he said. The figures couldn't quickly be confirmed. 


Mr Déby was a long-term partner of France and other Western forces in the fight against jihadist bunches in the Sahel district of Africa. In any case, there has been developing misery over his' administration of Chad's oil assets. 


During the political decision he crusaded on a foundation of carrying harmony and security to the locale.

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