Friday, February 15, 2008

Chad Leader Declares 15-Day State Of Emergency

From MSNBC:

N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad's president declared a nationwide state of emergency Thursday, telling citizens that tightened controls are needed to restore order after recent rebel attacks.

In a speech broadcast on national radio and television, President Idriss Deby said he signed a decree increasing the government's powers for 15 days, as provided for in Chad's constitution.

Deby said the decree instituted "measures important and urgent to maintain order, guarantee stability and assure the good functioning of the state."

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My Comment: What I find interesting about this article is that with the exception of Sudan, all of Chad's neighbors as well as the West have no interest for the rebels to succeed. They are also backing up their rhetoric by providing the necessary military support for the Chad government to succeed. The experience of Sudan's involvement with the genocide in Darfur has clearly given everyone in the region a bad taste in their mouths.

1 comment:

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