One out of five children born in Chad dies before the age of five and 40 percent suffer from delayed growth according to the World Bank, which estimates that 42 percent of the population live below the poverty line.
"We still don't have the whole story", Laith Alkhouri, a global intelligence adviser, told The Associated Press. Critics called him an autocrat, while in the West he was seen an important ally in the fight against Islamist extremist groups in West Africa and the Sahel, like Nigeria-based Boko Haram.
"For the rest, she added, French authorities need "a bit more time" to analyze the situation".
With news of the death of newly re-elected veteran leader Idriss Deby Itno on Tuesday, we look back on the key events of his 30 years at the helm of the huge mostly desert African state.
After six years of transition towards democracy, he is elected president in 1996 in Chad's first multi-party election, bringing some of the political opposition into government.
The Chadian rebel group, known as the Front for Change and Concord in Chad, is believed to have armed and trained in neighboring Libya before crossing into northern Chad on April 11.
In early March, three opposition candidates announced their withdrawal from the race, including Saleh Kebzabo, heavyweight of the opposition who wants to boycott the election.
Ontario government votes against paid sick days
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British PM cancels India visit due to COVID crisis
The situation in India has deteriorated with an extremely rapid rise in cases detected throughout April, which is accelerating. The health ministry also reported 1,619 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing the toll to more than 178,769.
Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas
The incident occurred shortly before noon at an apartment complex, a few blocks from a strip mall and Trader Joe's grocery store. According to reports, the suspect was a former Travis County detective and police believe he did know the victims.