EXPLAINER: What’s going on in Chad and Why?

The presidential election was held in Chad on 11 April 2021, and the incumbent president Idriss Déby, who served five consecutive terms since assuming power in 1990, ran for a sixth term alongside other six candidates, including his former

Chad’s Deby eyes sixth presidential term

Facing mounting signs of common dissatisfaction with his leadership, Chad's President Idriss Deby, a Western ally in the war against Islamist militants, is set to expand his three-decade rule in Sunday's election. Since Deby's decision

Assessing 38 years of Cameroon’s Biya in power

Written by Julius A. Amin* Cameroon’s President Paul Biya celebrated his 88th birthday recently, making him the oldest president in Africa. He has been in power for 38 years. Birthday celebrations held across the country were met with

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