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Young Chadian leader sees partner, role model in Sisi

Mahamat ibn Idriss Deby Itno is seeking Cairo's support to manage the country's transition.
Mahamat Idriss Deby (C) sits in the honor tribune during the state funeral for his father, Chadian President Idriss Deby, in N'Djamena, on April 23, 2021.

CAIRO  — On Jan. 5, Mahamat ibn Idriss Deby Itno, head of Chad's Transitional Military Council, arrived in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The visit raised questions about its motives and implications as well as the nature of Egypt's role in Chad.

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