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Vol 64 No 4

Published 16th February 2023


Kaka falls back on authoritarianism

The President has abandoned the trappings of 'transition' and is consolidating his rule for the long run

Many of the efforts to broaden the support base of the regime of President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno (aka Mahamat 'Kaka') during last year's reconciliation exercise included genuine efforts at compromise and democratic reform. Now, the experiment has ended and the new regime is falling back on old authoritarian methods shaped around new alliances and networks.

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