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Vol 44 No 25

Published 19th December 2003


Dead men tell tales

Ibn Omer Youssef Idriss, a Sudanese businessman, was shot dead at point blank range outside Chad's Foreign Ministry on 25 September. Six weeks later, on 6 November, four men who had been convicted of his murder with unprecedented speed were shot by firing squad. One was Adouma Ali Ahmed, also Sudanese and a former advisor to Chadian President Idriss Déby. Both the Sudanese were directors of the Chad Petroleum Company (CPC), so Chadians tend to suspect regime greed behind the affair.

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