Briefing: Problems multiply in Déby’s Chad. ‘Déby feels he is losing control.’

18/11/2019 – A state of emergency, attacks by Boko Haram militants, and rebel incursions are bringing new humanitarian and security concerns to Chad – a landlocked central African nation that shares borders with some of the region’s most unstable countries.

The state of emergency – which covers three provinces – follows an increase in inter-communal clashes in Ouaddai and Sila, in eastern Chad, and fighting between self-defence groups, rebel forces, and the national army around gold mines in the north. Continuer à lire … « Briefing: Problems multiply in Déby’s Chad. ‘Déby feels he is losing control.’ »

Libya/Chad – France bombed Chadian rebels to stop coup d’etat: foreign minister

2019/13/02 – France’s military struck rebels in Chad to prevent a coup d’etat against President Idriss Deby, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.

On Deby’s request, French warplanes bombed a heavily-armed rebel convoy that crossed last week from Libya deep into Chadian territory.
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Chad – Chad keeps wary eye on shifting rebel alliances

24/11/17 – Chad’s government is keeping a wary eye on developments along its Libyan and Sudanese borders where rebel groups are trying to pull together into a political formation to challenge President Idriss Deby. Continuer à lire … « Chad – Chad keeps wary eye on shifting rebel alliances »