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Chad: Presidential son to head SHT

President Idriss Déby Itno’s son Séïd Idriss Déby Itno was named director-general of state oil company Société des Hydrocarbures du Tchad (SHT) on 24 December. He was previously deputy director-general of the Djermaya refinery, a post also occupied at one stage by his cousin Haoua Daoussa Déby. He was at the centre of a row with the Chinese management last year over positions for Chadians at the refinery. At SHT Déby replaces Tahir Hamid Nguilin, who was previously a top official of the Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale.

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