Chad’s President Idriss Deby sworn in for fifth term

In Chad, incumbent President Idriss Deby has been sworn in for a fifth term.

Several African heads of state attended the inauguration ceremony, including Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame. Deby has ruled Chad since 1990, but he’s pledged to reintroduce limits on the presidential term of office.

The 63-year-old the April elections with 61-point-6 percent of the vote. Opposition leader Saleh Kebzabo finished a distant second with 12-point-8 percent.

Deby has promised to ensure security in Chad, amid a rise in extremist violence.