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Son of late Chadian leader named Interim head of state minutes after President’s death

Minutes after the death of Chadian leader, Idriss Deby, an interim president has been named by the country’s transitional council of military officers.

General Mahamat Kaka, the son of the deceased Chadian leader, has been revealed as the country’s interim head of the state.

The army spokesman General Azem Bermendao Agouna made the disclosure in a broadcast on state television on Tuesday, April 20, Gulf Times reports.

The newly-elected leader died of injuries suffered on the frontline a day after he won a sixth term as the country’s presidential election results were just released on Monday, April 19.

Deby’s death is coming barely a month after John Magufuli, the president of Tanzania, died at the age of 61.

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