Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

REPORTERS

The booming business of cannabis in Spain

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Tanzanian President dismisses almost 10,000 public servants over forged college certificates

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

French Election: Abstention, Anger & Apathy

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Macron vs. Le Pen: France's bitter presidential run-off race (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump's First 100 Days, The Pope in Egypt (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Egypt's Coptic Christians targeted by Islamic State group

Read more

THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

France's wartime past takes centre stage in presidential campaign

Read more

#TECH 24

How one NGO is using 3D printers to improve disaster relief

Read more

REVISITED

What remains of Nicaragua’s revolution?

Read more

Africa

Chadian president vows to 'finish once and for all' with rebels

Latest update : 2009-05-17

Chad President Idriss Deby Itno Saturday said his country would "finish once and for all" with Chadian rebels staging attacks from Sudan. France has expressed concern, calling for the nation to 'avoid escalations.'

AFP - Chad President Idriss Deby Itno Saturday said his country would "finish once and for all" with Chadian rebels staging attacks from Sudan and had the right to pursue them in the neighbouring country.
  
"We have used our right to pursue and that right to pursue will continue with the support of the Chadian people," the president told journalists.
  
"The army has decided to finish once and for all with the mercenaries in the pay of Sudan."
  
Sudan accused Chad of mounting a second series of air strikes on its territory on Saturday and said the conflict between the African neighbours must be resolved politically.
  
UN deputy secretary general Haile Menkerios meanwhile told AFP on Saturday the Chadian government must open negotiations with the rebels.

Date created : 2009-05-16

COMMENT(S)