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Vol 45 No 19

Published 24th September 2004


Good neighbours, bad neighbours

Chad lives precariously, even without the Darfur crisis on its eastern border (AC Vol 45 No 18). That disaster has turned President Idriss Déby against Khartoum, as he showed during July's visit by French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier. He has been trying to reassert his power among his Bideyat sub-group of the Zaghawa people. (One of Colonel Déby's half-brothers, Timan Déby, is the Bideyat Sultan). Zaghawa are among the main targets of genocide in Darfur.

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