One last Africa tour for a departing Jean-Yves Le Drian?
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Chad: France and Qatar negotiate in secret over Idriss Deby's future
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. [...]
Felix Tshisekedi treads fine line to keep Kabila clan at bay
Though he enjoys the stature of an opponent of Joseph Kabila's regime, Felix Tshisekedi (aka ‘Fatshi') won the presidential election on 30 December at the price of an implicit understanding with his former adversaries. With a minority in the National [. [...]