Chad: National radio and television announces the death of President Idriss Déby
The Chadian president, who has just been re-elected according to the provisional results of the electoral commission, was reportedly injured in fighting this weekend. Mahamat Itno, son of the president, will lead the transition. The Assembly has been dissolved. So has the government.
Ministers and high-ranking officers had indicated that the Head of State, Idriss Deby had visited on Saturday and Sunday the frontline between his army and a column of rebels who had launched an offensive from rear bases in Libya on the day of the election, April 11.
This is a developing story. Updates to follow.