FIFA boss Infantino very much at home in Africa
The Swiss-Italian lawyer will today be shooed into a third four-year presidential term at the annual congress of world football's governing body in Kigali.
After several weeks of uneasy relations between Paris and N'Djamena, the French president spoke on the telephone with Mahamat Idriss Deby in mid-November. A main topic of conversation was how to get groups which did not sign the Doha peace agreement in August involved again in the national dialogue process.
Three months after the end of preliminary talks between the government and Chadian military opposition groups in Doha, relations between N'Djamena and Qatar are at rock bottom. It is a situation that is undermining all the mechanisms for monitoring the national dialogue.