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Vol 45 No 21

Published 22nd October 2004


Show us the money!

Both Chadians and donors want President Déby to spend his oil revenues wisely

Everyone in N'djamena is worried about where the oil revenues are going. Opposition parties, advocacy groups, even the oil companies, whose splendid isolation behind the walls of Komé base has been seriously disturbed by statements from the government claiming it's being swindled. Diplomats are wondering how long President Idriss Déby will last and whether they can maintain their influence. France, Déby's long-time backer, is relentlessly positive, saying recent purges show he is finally trying to reform his clan-based dictatorship. Some other observers are more sceptical.

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