The Déby Dynasty, with Nathaniel Powell

We try to unpack the events of the past two weeks in Chad.


This week I’m joined by historian Nathaniel Powell, author of France's Wars in Chad: Military Intervention and Decolonization in Africa (available now), researcher at the Centre for War and Diplomacy at Lancaster University, and tweeter under the handle @natkpowell. He’s here to talk about the death of longtime Chadian President/dictator Idriss Déby under somewhat murky circumnstances last week and the fallout of his sudden demise, including the military coup that installed Déby’s son, Mahamat, as Chad’s interim (for now) head of state.