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Chad

Population: 18.44m
GDP: $18.78bn
Debt: 32.3% of GDP (2024)

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    Vol 65 No 11 |
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Succès goes to court

The opposition leader says he has filed an appeal with the country's Constitutional Council to challenge the preliminary results of the presidential election 

The 6 May presidential poll was supposed to have been about creating a 'democratic veneer'. Instead, it is set to go to the country's Constitutional Court.

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    Vol 65 No 10 |
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Coup zone election pits votes against tanks

New details about President Kaka's break with the US have emerged as the election exposes some of the political manoeuvring within the elite

The campaigning which culminated in national elections on 6 May proved livelier than expected. Yet nobody doubts that President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' will win, pro...


    Vol 65 No 9 |
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President Mahamat considers the Russian bear hug

A letter to Washington has put relations in the cooler, as overtures to the Kremlin increase and the president ponders a change of allegiance

On 4 April the Chadian government threatened to cancel the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States, the law that regulates the conditions under which the 100 or so...

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    Vol 65 No 6 |
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Kaka paves a hard road to sham poll

The killing of opposition leader Yaya Dillo consolidates the President's control of the elite and confirms his autocratic path

The shooting dead of opposition politician Yaya Dillo Djérou on 28 February by security forces in Ndjamena proves that Chadian elite politics are as bloody as they are inter...


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    Vol 65 No 6 |
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Succès the spoiler

Kaka's co-opted prime minister announces he will also stand in the election

Fears that May's presidential elections will amount to little more than a coronation for military leader Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' appear to have been confirmed after ...

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Mahamat Kaka co-opts Succès in pre-election campaign

Focused on consolidating power, the junta leader is bringing rivals into the tent and trying to avoid more entanglements in Sudan

The devastating war in Sudan and awkward relations with France and the United Arab Emirates are casting a long shadow over Chad this year as its military leader Mahamat Idriss D&ea...


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    Vol 65 No 1 |
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Mahamat Déby's new constitution will reinforce central control

Facing a difficult election next year and shock waves from Sudan's war in the east, the junta wants to consolidate its power

Chadians are widely expected to have approved a new constitution that will pave the way for elections next year after voting closed on 17 December. The results will be announced on...

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Presidents Mahamat Kaka and Macron meet on security threats

Paris needs Ndjamena's cooperation more than ever after the rupture of its ties with Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso

The worsening regional crisis triggered by the war in Sudan and Chad's own national reconciliation process dominated the visit of President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno 'Kaka' t...


Reliving Darfur's tragic history 20 years on

The floundering attempts at a ceasefire around Khartoum are ignoring the growing threat of regional conflagration in the west

As international attention flickered on the failing talks in Jeddah mediated by officials from Saudi Arabia and the United States, the war between Sudan's military factions has bee...


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