It’s the story hardly anyone in America is talking about. One of Africa’s longest-serving presidents, Idriss Deby of Chad (who had ruled for 30 years) was recently killed in a battle against rebels advancing towards the capital. His shocking death has thrown the country’s frequently tempestuous politics into further turmoil, even as the rebels remain in the field. On this fascinating episode, we talk about who President Deby was and what his legacy looks like, what’s at stake for this troubled region in Africa, and what this means for America and our allies.

Show Notes:

The President of Chad Was Killed in Combat. Here’s What You Need to Know About What’s Happening In the Region.


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  1. colleenb Member
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    Excellent discussion on this topic. I follow France 24 so getting a little more news than the average American on Chad and Africa in general. I hope you’ll have this gentleman on again for discussions of Mali, Burkina Faso, etc. Thanks.

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  2. colleenb Member
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    Also what about Jeremy? Why is he being left out of the discussion. 😋 (bonus points if you were into 60’s music groups)

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  3. Timothy Doescher Contributor
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Excellent discussion on this topic. I follow France 24 so getting a little more news than the average American on Chad and Africa in general. I hope you’ll have this gentleman on again for discussions of Mali, Burkina Faso, etc. Thanks.

    LOVE talking with Josh.  He is VERY sound on these issues.  Thanks for the feedback!  

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