The state funeral of Chad’s long-serving President Idriss Déby is being held after he was killed by rebels. The BBC reports that among the foreign leaders is France’s President Emmanuel Macron, for whom Chad is a key ally in the fight against jihadists in the region. Friday’s ceremony saw a military march-past and a speech by his son, Gen Mahamat “Kaka” Déby Itno, who the army has named as the country’s new leader, who vowed to “stay loyal to the memory” of his father. After the ceremony in N’Djamena, Déby will be buried in his native region.