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Chad: Mahamat Idriss Deby in Niger, meets his soldiers and President Bazoum
© Christophe Petit TESSON The new strong man of Chad, General Mahamat Idriss Déby at the funeral of his father on April 23, 2021 in N'Djamena the General Mahamat Idriss Déby, Head of the Transitional Military Council (CMT) in Chad, met Monday in Niamey with the president of Niger Mohamed Bazoum and must go to the west of this country where are stationed by 1,200 Chadian soldiers who fight Jihadists, learned AFP from the Nigerian Presidency.
Chad-SECURITE: Chad: clashes between security forces and protesters against the army
N'Djamena (Reuters) - Chadian security forces resorted to Lacrymogenic gases and batons to disperse protesters gathered at N'Djamena, the capital, to denounce the taking of power by the army in the wake of the death of President Idriss Déby last month.
According to a Reuters journalist present on site, small groups of protesters burned tires and French flags and sometimes violent clashes opposed them to the police. Thirty people were arrested, according to Wakit Tamma, a coalition of opposition parties and civil society organizations.
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The police spokesman confirmed acts of "vandalism" and arrests, without specifying the number of people concerned.
According to a spokesman for the Reform Party, the President of this opposition formation, Yacine Abderahmane, is among the protesters arrested.
The tension reigns in the Chadian capital since the announcement of death in the fight on April 19th of Idriss Debly, who has been running the country since 1990 and had just been re-elected, the army immediately installed at the head of the head of the head. Country A military council led by the Son of the former President, Mahamat Idriss Deby, who promised the holding of democratic elections within 18 months.
Although the army entrusted former Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke - a civilian - the direction of a new government, several opposition leaders have denounced a coup of the military and called to demonstrate.
Chad: The Conciliatory African Union with the Junta, but puts its conditions
© AFP - Christophe Petit TESSON General Mahamat Idriss Déby, President of the Transitional Military Council and son of the deceased President Idriss Déby Itno during the funeral of his Father, 23 April 2021. Five days after the publication of his report on Chad, the Peace and Security Council (SPC) of the African Union still did not communicate the details of its decisions. But RFI could read it.
The French President Emmanuel Macron attended the funeral of Idriss Déby and Paris, who wishes to preserve the stability of the country, has since appealed several times to a peaceful transition.
The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, who is currently running the African Union (AU) said Tuesday at a press conference in Paris, margin of a summit on African economies, That a "muscular resumption" was necessary to avoid disorder to the death of the former President of Chad, "threatened by hordes of rebels and terrorists".
However, "This does not mean that the CMT (Transition-NDLR military council) has a white-sectang of the AU and the international community," he added.
(Mahamat Ramadane, French version Myriam Rivet, edited by Nicolas Delame)
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