Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

'Where is the solidarity for Somalia?'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Liberia's presidential election: Results trickle in as observers give thumbs-up

Read more

THE DEBATE

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

Read more

FOCUS

A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc expose extent of sexual harassment

Read more

ENCORE!

Musical maestro Philippe Jordan on bringing passion to the Paris Opera

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Black day for democracy': Malta in mourning after top journalist is murdered

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Has the Weinstein scandal 'freed' women from their silence?

Read more

THE DEBATE

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

Read more

Africa

Premier steps down to be replaced by former oil minister

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-03-05

Chad's premier, Youssouf Saleh Abbas (pictured), resigned on Friday and was replaced by a former oil minister, Emmanuel Nadingar. The move was announced in a presidential statement but no reasons were given.

AFP - A former oil minister in Chad, Emmanuel Nadingar, was named prime minister Friday, after Youssouf Saleh Abbas tendered his resignation to the president, a presidential statement said.
   
After holding the strategic oil portfolio, Nadingar was minister for decentralisation in the government headed by Saleh Abbas, who took office in May 2008.
   
Nadingar comes from Bebidja in the southwest of the central African country.
   
The speed of Nadingar's appointment was a surprise, though several observers said that they had been expecting Saleh Abbas's resignation for several weeks, in the absence of government activity.
   
No cabinet meetings have been held since December and political differences became apparent between President Idriss Deby Itno and his prime minister, a former opposition figure who rallied to the regime.
   
Several ministers in Saleh Abbas's government have been accused of embezzlement in a scandal related to the purchase of school textbooks.
   
State television reported that Saleh Abbas had tendered his resignation and that Deby had accepted it in a brief report that gave no reason why the prime minister stepped down.

 

Date created : 2010-03-05

  • DIPLOMACY

    Chadian president pays landmark visit to Sudan

    Read more

  • CHAD

    Kidnapped French Red Cross worker is released

    Read more

COMMENT(S)