Chad funeral for the president killed by rebels


Chad soldiers carry the casket of the late President Chad Idris Devi during a state funeral in N'Djamena on April 23, 2021.

A military officer put the late president’s casket on the national flag

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.

General Mahamato Idris Devi (C), the son of the late President Chad Idris Devi, sits in the front row attending the state funeral of the late President Chad Idris Devi on April 23, 2021 in N'Djamena.

Former President Mahamato Debbie Itono, son of the late President, has been appointed as the new leader of Chad

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.

French President Emmanuel Macron met with African leaders of the Sahel countries on April 22 as part of the funeral of Chad President Idris Debbie, and then next to President Mohammed Bazoum of Niger, Mauritania Mohammed Urdshake Ergazouani. Say hello to the president.  , 2021.

Leaders met in the capital on Thursday, including the presidents of Niger (L), France and Mauritania

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.

Chad military officials are sitting on a stand awaiting the start of the state funeral of the late President Chad Idrisdevi in ​​N'Djamena, Chad, on April 23, 2021. Chad's President Idris Devi died after being injured in a clash with domestic rebels. In the north, a military spokesperson announced at a state funeral on April 20, 2021. Devi has been in power since 1990 and was re-elected for the sixth term in the April 11, 2021 elections. The state funeral will take place on the morning of April 23, 2021 and will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Chad military officials watch over from N’Djamena stand

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.

On April 23, 2021, a crowd gathers in N'Djamena, Chad to witness the state funeral of the late President Chad Idrisdevi. Chad's President Idrisdevi died in the northern part of the country after being injured in a clash with rebels.  It was announced at the state funeral on April 20, 2021. Devi has been in power since 1990 and was re-elected for the sixth term in the April 11, 2021 elections. The state funeral will take place on the morning of April 23, 2021 and will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron.

People gathered outside the venue in the capital