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Vol 53 No 10

Published 11th May 2012


New financiers, new disputes

After falling out with the World Bank, President Déby wants to boost his political popularity with cheap fuel but China is arguing over the bill

President Idriss Déby Itno is using his country’s significant oil resources to work in his favour and it seems to be paying off. For the first time, locally refined fuel is available, reducing reliance on imports and bringing down the retail price.

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