Al Manfi charges ahead with unification process leaving PM Dabaiba behind
Gen Haftar's influence remains strong, as the difference in treatment between Presidential Council leader Mohamed Al Manfi, welcomed with open arms in Tobruk to negotiate the new state budget, and PM Abdelhamid Dabaiba who was forced to cancel a trip to Benghazi on 26 avril, reveals. [...]
Dabaiba and Haftar focus on Fezzan post-Déby
Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba and Presidential Council Vice-President Musa Koni are competing to control Libya's far south after the FACT rebel attack and the death of Chadian President Idriss Déby. The PM is pro-Turkish, while Koni is close to Khalifa Haftar. [...]
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. [...]
Libya's Chadian legion to return home and wreak havoc?
Over the last fortnight the Chadian government has been following with concern the situation in neighbouring Libya, where the military setbacks of General Haftar could leave hundreds of Chadian rebels at a loose end and capable of posing a threat to N'Djamena. [...]