International support for Déby and the dependence on Chad’s peacekeeping troops had a downside: it came at the expense of democracy and respect for human rights.
The value of the rule of law is to challenge and constrain power. In this sense, the legacy of Habré’s trial and conviction is mixed.
Plus, what’s happening in Chad, three months after rebels killed the president, Idriss Déby.
French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.
The recent spate of military takeovers, most recently in Chad, highlights a developing trend by armed forces in Africa which overtly subvert constitutional governance.
Déby’s legacy is one of violent beginnings and fake democratic shows