The state funeral of Chad’s long-time president Idriss Dévi is held after he was killed by rebels.
Among the foreign leaders is President Emmanuel Macron of France, where Chad is a major ally in the fight against the jihadists in the region.
The ceremony on Friday includes past military marches and a speech by his son, General Mahamato Kaka Devi Itono, nominated by the Army as the new leader of the country.
After the ceremony in N’Djamena, Debbie is buried in his hometown.
The military says President Devi died on Tuesday in a battle with a dissident group of dissidents called facts in the northern part of the country.
Heads of state of other visiting countries include leaders of Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Nigeria. They all ignore warnings from rebels that they should not attend for safety reasons.
After military honor and various speeches, prayers are spoken at the Grand Mosque in N’Djamena.
Then, early in the afternoon, Debbie’s remains are taken to Amdjarass, a small village next to his hometown of Berdoba, more than 1,000 km (600 miles) from the capital near the Sudanese border.
News of his shocking death on Tuesday met compliments from many presidents-Emmanuel Macron of France called him a “brave friend”, Paul Biya of Cameroon he served “continuously” Felix Tshisikedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo said it did “for Chad and all over Africa”, President Bah Ndaw of Mali lamented his “brutal” death, and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa did it. Was called “disturbing”.
President Devi was a key player in the security strategy of the Sahel region-and Chad is the most trained and most equipped army in West Africa fighting militants linked to both al-Qaeda and Islamic State groups. It has a reputation for having one of them.
The military council, led by his son General Mahamato Debbie Itono, came to power after his death.
The BBC’s LallaSy states that he has only partial military support, but is backed by France, a former colonial ruler who has a large military base in N’Djamena.
On Thursday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Chad’s immediate priority was to ensure national stability in “exceptional situations” and to support military takeover. Looked.
General Debbie, 37, said the Army would hold a democratic election within 18 months, but opposition leaders accused his succession as a “coup” and the Army general moved to many officers. Said he opposed. A general strike was called in protest.
Factual rebels also rejected it, but called for a temporary ceasefire during Friday’s funeral.
In a statement on Friday, rebels said their command center was bombed two days ago in an attempt to kill their leaders. The location and casualty details have not been identified.