Félix Malloum Dies

The Chadian Progressive Party (Parti Progressiste Tchadien or PPT) was the first African political party created in Chad, active from 1947 to 1973. It was a regional branch of the African Democratic Rally (RDA).

General Félix Malloum or Félix Malloum Ngakoutou Bey-Ndi (September 10, 1932 – June 12, 2009) was a Chadian politician from the south.[vague] He served as an officer in the Chadian Military and as a member of the ruling Chadian Progressive Party (PPT). He later became the Chief of Staff with the rank of colonel. He was imprisoned by President François Tombalbaye, but was released after a successful coup-d'etat on April 13, 1975. He served as both President and Prime Minister of Chad until August 29, 1978, when Hissène Habré was appointed Prime Minister to integrate armed northern rebels into the government. However, he was unsuccessful and resigned from the presidency on March 23, 1979.