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Vol 4 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2011


Chad

Campaigns made in China

President Déby is campaigning in April’s presidential polls on the back of infrastructure and natural resource projects supported by China

Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno is choosing the same political strategy as Congo-Kinshasa’s President Joseph Kabila: he has opened the country’s doors to numerous development projects financed by China, to be reimbursed with natural resource revenues. After using oil money to purchase arms for the national military and to help to neutralise a rebellion in the east, President Déby has been campaigning for presidential polls in April as the country’s architect-in-chief.

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