Congo President Tshisekedi Named Facilitator For Chad Crisis


Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi will serve as a facilitator for the political transition process in Chad, as part of the resolution of the 11-nation summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC).

The summit came five days after clashes between Chadian police and protestors in which 50 people died, including a dozen members of the security forces, according to a government toll.

Chad, an ECCAS member, is represented by Mahamat Idriss Deby, who was appointed “transitional president” by a national forum earlier this month.

Deby has been in power since the death of his father in 2021.

Deby initially agreed to hold elections within 18 months. But that deadline has been extended by at least two years until 2024.

Clashes erupted in the Chadian capital N’Djamena last Thursday between police and hundreds of demonstrators at a banned protest over the junta’s grip on power.



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