Focus FRANCE QATAR CHAD Issue dated 23/09/2019

Macron manœuvres in secret to save Idriss Deby

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is continuing to lobby in favour of the regime of Idriss Deby, a faithful partner of France whose position has been rendered fragile by a changing regional environment. Agents of France's DGSE external intelligence service have even warned off his nephew in Qatar, rebel leader Timan Erdimi. [...] (1663 words)
Emmanuel Macron and Idriss Deby.
Emmanuel Macron and Idriss Deby. © HAMILTON/REA
French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is continuing to lobby in favour of the regime of Idriss Deby, a faithful partner of France whose position has been rendered fragile by a changing regional environment. Agents of France's DGSE external intelligence service have even warned off his nephew in Qatar, rebel leader Timan Erdimi. [...] (1663 words)
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