The deposed Central African president, François Bozizé, told a South African Sunday paper that President Jacob Zuma reneged on a secret agreement to send reinforcements to Bangui, enabling Séléka rebels to topple him last March.
Chad's troops will be leaving Mali, President Idriss Deby said Monday, raising concerns about the future of the fight against al Qaeda-linked Islamists. “Chad’s army has no ability to face the kind of guerrilla fighting that is emerging," Deby said.
François Hollande was said to be a president who did not know or care much about Africa. But eight months after his election, he has sent French troops to the Central African Republic, Somalia and Mali - admittedly, for different reasons. So is he, like his predecessors, a victim of the "Françafrique" virus, the name used to define the shady and troubled relationship between France and its former colonies in Africa? Or is he acting differently and ushering in a new era in those fraught ties?
Chad's incumbent President Idriss Deby (pictured) was re-elected to a fourth term with 89 percent of the vote provisional results showed Monday. Deby's main opponents boycotted the poll, which was held on April 25.
Chad President Idriss Deby Itno led a diverse crowd of about 10,000 anti-Sudan demonstrators through the capital Ndjamena on Wednesday in protest against what he said was Khartoum's support for a recent rebel offensive.
The different crises that have hit Chad in the last couple of years have left behind a catastrophic humanitarian situation. With rebels planning a new major offensive, it is becoming urgent to find new solutions, say aid groups.