Miski peace accord already looking fragile
The peace accord signed in early November between the Chadian
Since the start of the year, the Chadian, Libyan and even Sudanese armies have been carrying out offensives and counter-offensives against ephemeral rebel groups in the Tibesti desert in northern Chad. At stake are the gold seams running across the region which are being fought over by rebels and army officers alike.
The guerilla force currently laying siege to the regime of Idriss Deby is being directed from Doha by his nephew, Timan Erdimi. The situation is acutely embarrassing for the Chadian president but also for Paris, which is allies with Qatar but is fighting alongside the Chadian army against the rebellion.