Long-Planned Coup Foiled
In Jan. 2013, Prime Minister Emmanuel Nadingar resigned. Djimrangar Dadnadji was named as new prime minister. In May, a long-planned coup against the government of President Idriss Deby was foiled by Chadian security forces.
Fallout from the coup resulted in a motion of censure against Prime Minister Dadnadji in Nov. 2013. Citing "arbitrary arrests of deputies,” the censure was not executed because the prime minister resigned. President Idriss Déby Itno named Kalzeubé Pahimi Deubet as new prime minister on Nov. 21, 2013.
Chad sent troops to Nigeria in January 2015 to help fight
, the fundamentalist Islamist sect that believes Western education is a sin. In June, suicide bombers believed to be linked to the group launched a series of attacks in the capital, N'Djamena, killing more than 20 people.
Prime Minister Kalzeubé Pahimi Deubet resigned on Feb. 13, 2016. That same day, President Déby named Albert Pahimi Padacke as Deubet's replacement.
Pahimi Padacke previously served in many government positions, including Minister of Finance, Minister of Trade, Minister of Justice and Secretary of State for Finances.
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