Chad Heads for Polls
The country is holding its presidential elections amid street protests by opposition parties and an increasing threat of violence from militant groups.
Voting Underway in Crucial Chad Elections
Deutsche Welle, 10 April 2016
Voting has begun in Chad, as authoritarian ruler Idriss Deby seeks to extend his 26-year rule. The elections are deemed crucial for the stability of the country, backed by the West… Read more »
Nation Votes With Longtime Leader Deby Seeking Fifth Term
Al Jazeera, 10 April 2016
Chadians were voting on Sunday in a presidential election as the incumbent, Idriss Deby, sought a fifth term in office. Read more »
West Protects Idriss Déby for 'Strategic Reasons'
ISS, 8 April 2016
On 10 April, voters in Chad will be asked whether they want 65-year-old Idriss Déby to be their president for a fifth term. Read more »
President Idriss Deby Unwilling to Quit
Deutsche Welle, 8 April 2016
Idriss Deby, Chad's authoritarian ruler, is seeking re-election. In the West, he is viewed as a key ally in the fight against Islamist militants, but opposition to his regime in… Read more »
Could Idriss Deby Face a Shock in Elections?
African Arguments, 24 March 2016
The anger and scale of protests in February were unprecedented. Could this have an effect on the 10 April polls? Read more »
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