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Vol 49 No 4

Published 15th February 2008


Chad

Beyond the borders

Chad and Sudan have been meddling in each other's politics for 30 years, and the semi-nomadic peoples who straddle the border (including President Idriss Déby Itno's Zaghawa) complicate the relationship. President Idriss said this month that Chad was at war with Sudan, and Sudan's Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein, said on 7 February that his forces 'could destroy Ndjamena within 24 hours'. The next day, Sudanese aircraft again attacked rebels and villagers in Western Darfur.

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