Despite the government lifting Covid-19 regulations, employees at the Djermaya refinery still have to adhere to drastic quarantine and lockdown conditions. They are discussing a strike that could lead to a fuel shortage, as the country only has one refinery.
Appointed in July as the African Union's high representative for Chad, Congolese diplomat Basile Ikouébé has been sending his reports to his superiors in Addis Ababa. But to date, these have never been discussed in any meeting.
Relations between N'Djamena and the AU's Moussa Faki Mahamat are at such a low ebb that they are undermining the organisation's ability to deal with the crisis in Chad. Various initiatives are being studied to up the pressure on the junta, which has failed to amend controversial clauses of the charter serving as the rulebook for the 18-month transition period supposed to lead to a democratic future.
Abderrahmane Hassan Déby Itno, a nephew of the late president Idriss Déby, has secured a long-haul business jet for the Chadian transitional authorities to travel around on official business. The low-profile businessman has long played an important role in public procurement.
Some African presidents are unwilling to travel to N'Djamena given the context in the wake of Idriss Déby's death.
The unconstitutional replacement of late Chadian president Idriss Déby by his son Gen Mahamat Idriss Déby has split the African Union into two camps, with some keen to condemn the new ruling military council and others willing to work with the new authorities as soon as possible.