Djimrangar Dadnadji

Joseph Djimrangar Dadnadji (1 January 1954 – 31 December 2019)[1] was a Chadian politician who was Prime Minister of Chad in 2013.

Joseph Djimrangar Dadnadji
N J. D. Danadji à N’Djamena, Tchad, 7 août 2016 (cropped).jpg
16th Prime Minister of Chad
In office
21 January 2013 – 21 November 2013
PresidentIdriss Déby
Preceded byEmmanuel Nadingar
Succeeded byKalzeubet Pahimi Deubet
Personal details
Born(1954-01-01)1 January 1954
French Equatorial Africa (present-day Mandoul Region, Chad)
Died31 December 2019(2019-12-31) (aged 65)
N'Djamena, Chad
Political partyPatriotic Salvation Movement

Life and careerEdit

Dadnadji joined the civil service in 1975. He was Director-General of the Ministry of National Education from October 1996 to June 2002[2] and was then appointed to the government as Minister of Planning, Development, and Cooperation on 12 June 2002.[3] One year later, he was instead appointed as Minister of the Environment and Water, serving in that post from July 2003 to July 2004. Subsequently he was Technical Adviser to the President for Legal and Administrative Affairs and Human Rights from October 2004 to August 2005 and Secretary-General of the Presidency from August 2005 to May 2008. Afterwards, he was Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency from May 2008 to October 2009, and he served a second stint as Secretary-General of the Presidency from November 2009 to March 2010.[2]

On 9 March 2010, Dadnadji was appointed to the government as Minister of Spatial Planning, Urban Planning, and Housing,[4] remaining in that post until 17 August 2011, when he was dismissed from the government.[5]

Dadnadji was again appointed as Director of the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency on 3 September 2012,[2] but he remained in that post for only a few months; on 21 January 2013, Prime Minister Emmanuel Nadingar resigned, and President Idriss Déby promptly appointed Dadnadji to replace him.[6] Dadnadji's government, composed of 42 members, was appointed on 26 January 2013.[7]

Dadnadji served as Prime Minister for less than a year. He resigned from his post on 21 November 2013 after ruling party deputies called a vote against him on charges of ordering "arbitrary arrests of deputies".[8] President Déby promptly appointed Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet to replace Dadnadji later in the day.[9]


Dadnadji died on 31 December 2019, in N'Djamena, Chad, at the age of 65, one day before his 66th birthday.


  1. ^ "Tchad: décès de l'ancien Premier ministre Joseph Djimrangar Dadnadji". RFI. December 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Curriculum vitae[permanent dead link] at Chadian government website (in French).
  3. ^ "Le gouvernement du Tchad formé le 12 juin 2002" Archived 2013-10-15 at the Wayback Machine, Afrique Express, number 251, 18 June 2002 (in French).
  4. ^ Alphonse Dokalyo, "Le Tchad a un nouveau gouvernement" Archived 2013-10-15 at the Wayback Machine, CEFOD, 11 March 2010 (in French).
  5. ^ Béguy Ramadji Angèle, "Revue de la presse tchadienne du 15 au 21 août 2011" Archived October 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, CEFOD, 25 August 2011 (in French).
  6. ^ "Chad PM resigns, successor appointed", AFP, 21 January 2013.
  7. ^ Justine Spiegel, "Le nouveau Premier ministre tchadien, Joseph Djimrangar Dadnadji, a formé son gouvernement", Jeune Afrique, 28 January 2013 (in French).
  8. ^ "Chad PM offers resignation after arbitrary arrest claims", Agence France-Presse, 21 November 2013.
  9. ^ Madjiasra Nako, "Chad's president appoints economist as PM after government quits", Reuters, 21 November 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Chad
Succeeded by