Katarina Hoije had this information in Bloomberg Politics. Here is an excerpt:
The African Union gave Chad an 18-month deadline to restore democracy, after a military takeover last month.
Any attempt by army officers currently in control of the central African nation to extend their rule would be “unacceptable,” the continental body said in a statement Thursday, without specifying what the repercussions might be. It also urged interim President Mahamat Idriss Deby and other members of the junta to respect their commitment to not participate in the next election.
The sudden death of long-time President Idriss Deby last month threw Chad into a state of uncertainty. Deby’s son, Mahamat Idriss, replaced him and heads a 15-member military council that will lead the oil-producing nation for the next 18 months.
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