N'Djamena calls for French reconnaissance flights along Sudanese border
Chadian president Mahamat Idriss Déby fears that the conflict in Sudan the rearmament and organisation of armed groups hostile to the government from Darfur.
The Cameroonian government has been caught up in an internal crisis since the SNH bought a 10% stake in the company running the oil pipeline between Doba and Kribi. In a series of letters seen by African Intelligence, presidency secretary general Ngoh Ngoh and SNH boss Moudiki have been locked in a violent dispute over the operation.
With N'Djamena in conflict with Savannah Energy, Chadian President Mahamat Idriss Déby pushed his Cameroonian counterpart not to legitimise the British junior's stake in the Doba-Kribi pipeline, which exports 100% of Chad's crude. In vain.
The Chadian authorities, unhappy with the conditions under which the US major ExxonMobil left the country, are preventing Savannah Energy from resuming operations on the Doba oil deposits. Savannah has referred the case to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.