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DW News published this video item, entitled “Chad security forces clash with protesters after Deby’s son takes control | DW News” – below is their description.
Security forces in Chad used teargas and batons to disperse crowds who took to the streets to protest against a military takeover following the death of President Idriss Deby one month ago.
The tension is about Mahamat Idriss Deby. He took over after his father’s death. He dissolved parliament and took control of the country as head of a military council. He has promised to hold democratic elections within 18 months.
DW’s West Africa Correspondent Fred Muvunyi has been in Chad reporting on the situation.DW News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Chad
Chad, officially known as the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in north-central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon to the south-west, Nigeria to the southwest (at Lake Chad), and Niger to the west.
The capital N’Djamena is the largest city. Chad’s official languages are Arabic and French. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Islam (51.8%) and Christianity (44.1%) are the main religions practiced in Chad.