Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

#IKEAgate?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Undiplomatic Language

Read more

DEBATE

Israel-Palestinian territories: can there be an end to the historic conflict? (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Israel-Palestinian territories: can there be an end to the historic conflict?

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Zambian President Michael Sata dies aged 77

Read more

FOCUS

Lebanon: Syrian civil war spillover heightens tensions in Tripoli

Read more

ENCORE!

Art show: From Frank Gehry's glass sails to Paul McCarthy's sex toys

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US midterms: The battle for Colorado

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Dominique Strauss-Kahn reacts to suicide of his business partner

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)