Why Exxon and Petronas sought arbitration with Yaoundé over Chad-Cameroon pipeline
ExxonMobil and Petronas are caught up in a painful withdrawal from Chad, and are now also facing similar difficulties in neighbouring Cameroon.
The death of the Chadian president, who had been at the head of the G5 Sahel since February, has left a leadership vacuum. The group's heads of state are expected to meet in N'Djamena on 22 April to convince the Transitional Military Council to hand the presidency to Burkina Faso.
As the country gears up to April's presidential election, former oil minister Djerassem Le Bemadjiel remains detained awaiting trial following his arrest in September. Running for a sixth term, Idris Déby would have liked his support on the campaign trail.