Why has Chad delayed a national peace dialogue? | Politics

From: Inside Story

Scheduled talks between the army authorities, opposition and rebels are postponed for a second time.

The sudden loss of life of longtime President Idriss Deby in April final yr left an influence vacuum in Chad that has led to political upheaval.

His son, military Common Mahamat Idriss Deby, quickly took over and promised to carry elections in 18 months after a nationwide dialogue between the army authorities, opposition teams and insurgent fighters.

However these discussions have been postponed for a second time.

Preliminary talks in Qatar have made little progress.

So, what may this imply for Chad’s future?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Friends:

Remadji Hoinathy – Senior researcher, Institute for Safety Research

Ovigwe Eguegu – Safety analyst, Afripolitika, an Africa Safety consultancy

Enrica Picco – Director, Central Africa Undertaking, Worldwide Disaster Group

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