Putin meets Chad junta leader
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday met Chadian leader Mahamat Idriss Deby in the Kremlin.
Russia has been moving to edge out the influence of France, the former colonial power in West Africa and the Sahel.
Deby has led Chad since 2021, when he took power in a coup shortly after his father, long-serving president Idriss Deby, was killed in battle fighting anti-government rebels. The junta initially promised an 18-month transition to elections, but later delayed them until October this year.