Member of the Chadian Progressive Party who was an officer in the Chadian Military. He also served as Prime Minister and as the President of Chad from 1975 to 1979.
He was born in Fort Archambault, Chad and was interested in politics from a young age.
He returned to the Chadian capital N'Djamena on May 31, 2002, after 23 years in exile.
He grew up in a Chadian family and after retiring from politics, he settled in Nigeria.
Like him, Etienne Tshisekedi is also a Congolese politician.