The End of Déby

For Sidecar, the blog of New Left Review, ASCL researcher Rahmane Idrissa wrote an article about the death of Chad’s president Idriss Déby from a historical perspective. 'What did France gain in tirelessly propping up a dictator against the aspirations of his people? Such interests are at first sight hard to perceive. They are certainly not economic.' Read the full article.

(Photo: Still from a France 24 broadcast of the funeral of Idriss Déby.)

Author(s) / editor(s)

Rahmane Idrissa

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Rahmane Idrissa is a political scientist fast embracing history. His research expertise ranges from issues of states, institutions and democratisation in Africa to Salafi radicalism in the Sahel.



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