Chad Junta Leader Promoted To Five-Star Army General
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The leader of the military junta in Chad, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, has moved up to a higher rank in the military, from a lieutenant general to a general.

Africa Today News, New York learnt that the Chadian leader yesterday wore five stars on his uniform and beret as he arrived at a venue outside the presidential palace in a five-star command car.

He previously had four stars, as a lieutenant general.

The presidency’s head of protocol sent a press release on Thursday informing State institutions and the public of the changes.

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The son of Chad’s late leaderIdriss Déby Itno, came to power after the death of his father in April. His father had been president since 1990.

Only his father had the rank of a five-star military general before his death.

Africa Today News, New York reports that this is coming less than two months after Deby named 93 members of a new interim parliament which he intends to work very closely with.

Members of the former opposition of the late president Deby were among the members, but none from the opposition platform Wakit Tamma, or from the civil society organisations who have denounced the coup by the younger Deby.

 

AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK

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