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Vol 63 No 22

Published 3rd November 2022


Massacre threatens transition plan

Mahamat Déby's plan to stay on at least until late 2024 and keep control of security is in question after state forces brutally suppressed demonstrations

Interim President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' and his 'inclusive' new government, which boasts reconciled oppositionists and reformed militia leaders, is in deep crisis after security forces, many in plain clothes, unleashed a wave of deadly violence against demonstrators in N'Djamena and the southern cities of Moundou, Sahr, Koumra and Doba, on 20 October, the date when the military had initially pledged to hand power back to the civilians.

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