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Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Around the World on 21 April 2021

Chad’s President Idriss Deby died yesterday from injuries he sustained in clashes with rebels over the weekend, bringing an end to his 30-year rule — one day after being elected to what would have been his sixth term in office, Reuters reports. Deby’s son, a general named Mahamat Kaka, will act as interim president, in a move that pundits suggest is meant to signal “regime continuity” and has appointed a council of ruling generals pending future elections.

Also worth knowing this morning: Israeli and Emirati state firms will form an joint venture to dive deep into artificial intelligence for banking, healthcare, and public safety, in the most significant business endeavor since the two countries normalized relations last year. (The Financial Times)

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