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Vol 54 No 11

Published 24th May 2013


Chad

Déby’s enemies crowd in

After sending troops to Mali and trying to broker peace in CAR, the President faces destabilising enemies at home and severe economic challenges

Recently, Idriss Déby Itno has spent more time in the international spotlight than at any time in his presidential career. Widely praised for a major military commitment in Mali against the Islamist revolt, he is almost as widely condemned for his role in the crisis in Central African Republic. Now he is in the midst of suppressing a supposed coup and managing a fractious power base with diminishing resources.

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