Secret talks to place Déby's son "Kaka" under intense international pressure
On the sidelines of Idriss Déby's state funeral on 23 April, the heads of state present in N'Djamena have united to demand new N'Djamena strongman Mahamat Idriss Déby, aka "Kaka", amend the transition charter they deem 'unacceptable'. [...]
The many questions raised by Idriss Déby's death
President Idriss Déby's sudden death on 20 April has sent shockwaves throughout Chad and further afield, prompting France to raise its operation Bharkane to maximum alert. Officially, the leader was killed in combat fighting the Fact rebels, but many questions remain on the circumstances leading to his death. [...]
Will Sudan's lost legions return to Darfur from Libya and Yemen?
The Darfur rebels and their sworn enemies, the Janjaweed militias, who are currently serving as auxiliaries on the battle fronts in Libya and Yemen, have been invited by their commanders to return to Darfur following the signing of a peace agreement in early October. [...]
How the Emirates sidelined Qatar from the Sudanese peace process
The peace accord between Darfur rebels and Khartoum, though sponsored by Qatar, was signed not in Doha but in Juba. The Emiratis, who are actively rebuilding their networks in Sudan, were behind this latest diplomatic setback for Qatar. [...]