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Protests in Chad leave at least one person dead

FRANCE24, 27 Apr 2021
Chad's new military junta on Monday appointed a transitional prime minister, who called for a nationwide effort to speed the return to civilian rule, suspended after the shock battlefield death of veteran leader Idriss Deby Itno.

The so-called Transitional Military Council (TMC) led by Deby's 37-year-old son Mahamat named Albert Pahimi Padacke, a distant runner-up in April 11 presidential polls, as prime minister.

The opposition took to the streets following the announcement, sparking protests that have left at least one person dead. FRANCE 24's Cyril Payen, in Chad, reports the latest.

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