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Idriss Déby: The death of an African warrior

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We worry about the Middle East. We pivot toward Asia. As for Latin America, we at least pay attention to Venezuela, Cuba and the countries from which emigrants are streaming north. But Africa? Mostly, we...
Chad's President Idriss Déby Itno during a visit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem on Nov. 26, 2018. Photo by Yonatan SIndel/Flash90.

Chad’s longtime leader Idriss Déby Itno killed during rebel clashes

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Chad’s President Idriss Déby Itno died on Tuesday at age 68 during a visit to the frontline of a battle with rebels, hours after winning a vote that would have given him a sixth...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Chad Cabinet chairman Abdelkerim Deby at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on Sept. 8, 2020. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Israel and Chad consult on exchange of ambassadors, upgrading relations

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Israel and Chad discussed on Tuesday the possibility of upgrading diplomatic relations, including exchanging ambassadors and for the latter to have an embassy in Jerusalem, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. Netanyahu met...
Chad's President Idriss Déby during a visit at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem on Nov. 26, 2018. Photo by Yonatan SIndel/Flash90.

Jihadists say killing of UN peacekeepers from Chad retribution for ties with Israel

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A major attack by an Islamic terror group killed 10 U.N. peacekeepers from Chad and wounded at least 25 others in Mali on Sunday in what the attackers said was a response to Chadian...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Chad President Idriss Déby on Nov. 25, 2018. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Visiting Chadian president announces country to renew diplomatic ties with Israel

Visiting Chadian President Idriss Déby has announced he plans to renew diplomatic relations with Israel in the coming weeks. In an interview with i24News, Déby stressed the move did not mean Chad would ignore the...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meets with Chad President Idriss Derby on Nov. 25, 2018. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

President of Chad makes historic, first visit to Israel

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The president of Chad, Idriss Déby, made a historic visit to Israel on Sunday with a focus on security issues, marking the first visit by a Chadian president since Israel’s founding in 1948. “President Déby,...