The newspaper’s editor, Le Devoir, Pathé Mbodj, discusses the main news of Tuesday, April 20, 2021: the death of the Chadian head of state, Idriss Deby Itno, who fell on the front in the north of the country against a rebel group.
Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno died on Tuesday, announces the Army, in fatigues and at the front, as this soldier has always lived in the soul.
Barely re-elected, he faced the rebellion of Mahadi Mahamat Ali, the founder of the Front pour l’Alternance au Tchad-FACT, he the guardian of the Sahelian temple who had understood the importance of the Libyan lock and the fundamentalist threat; Tired of literally preaching in the desert before a West not concerned with the interests of Africa, the one who named himself Marshal donned the dress of war.
68-year-old Idriss Deby Itno went to war alone against Boko Haram and fundamentalism in Nigeria and Cameroon, as the true guardian of the Sahelian temple. The enemy within will finally have defeated him.
The ex-Maréchal had succeeded in demonstrating the usefulness of intra-African solidarity in the face of terrorism. The endorsement of the international community had, then, comforted him in the sovereign role he had chosen, to help in the search for peace and development of Africa, especially in this band going from Nouakchott to Khartoum destabilized by a West that had not wanted great revolutionaries like Muhammar Khadaffi.
He was right about Africa and the West at the source of the troubles in Africa: Tripoli is better than a mass before operations Epervier and other Barham emptying Africa more of its treasures.