Speakers Hail Late Chad President’s Role in Securing Stability at Home, Fighting Extremism Abroad, as General Assembly Honours Idriss Déby Itno

3 May

Following the battlefield death of President Idriss Déby Itno on 20 April, senior United Nations officials and representatives of regional groups convened in the General Assembly today to pay tribute to the late Chad leader, many describing him as a valiant defender against the extremist violence spreading relentlessly across Africa’s Sahel region.