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The death of Chad’s president is throwing the country and its neighbours into disarray.

Although Idriss Deby led with an authoritarian grip for 30 years, western nations saw him as a crucial ally.

Deby was killed near the northern border with Libya while leading troops battling a rebel group.

The military has appointed his son as interim leader.

So what’s next for Chad and the fight for stability in the Sahel?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Mahamoud Adam Bechir – Chad’s Ambassador to Russia.

Waleed Madibo – Sudan Policy Forum.

Emmanuel Kwesi Aning – Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.

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