Chadian opposition unimpressed as military names new government

Chad’s military rulers named a new government on Sunday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, but leading opposition figures rejected the appointments as a continuation of an old order they hoped to erase. Deby’s death last month on the frontlines in a fight against northern rebels ended his 30-year rule and sparked a… Read More Chadian opposition unimpressed as military names new government

At least four injured as security forces open fire on protesters in southern Chad

At least four people were shot and wounded in Chad’s southern Mandoul region on Saturday when security forces fired upon a crowd demonstrating against last month’s military takeover, witnesses and hospital sources said. Protesters in the town of Sarh, about 550 kilometres (340 miles) from the capital N’Djamena, banged pots and pans in a show… Read More At least four injured as security forces open fire on protesters in southern Chad

Opposition cries foul as Chadian military names new prime minister

Chad’s new military rulers named a civilian politician, Albert Pahimi Padacke, as prime minister of a transitional government on Monday a week after President Idriss Deby’s battlefield death, but opposition leaders quickly dismissed the appointment. Padacke served as prime minister from 2016 to 2018 and was seen as an ally of Deby, who ruled Chad… Read More Opposition cries foul as Chadian military names new prime minister

France calls for civilian national unity government in Chad

France on Tuesday moved away from backing a civilian-military transition in Chad calling for a civilian national unity government to be put in place to run its former colony until elections within 18 months. After President Idriss Deby’s death, a military council headed by his son, Mahamat Idriss Deby, seized power and said it would… Read More France calls for civilian national unity government in Chad