Deby Set to Keep Power in Chad Election, but Discontent Is Growing

Chad’s president, Idriss Deby, after his meeting with French President Francois Holland at the Elysee Palace, Paris, May 14, 2015 (AP photo by Michel Euler).
Chad’s president, Idriss Deby, after his meeting with French President Francois Holland at the Elysee Palace, Paris, May 14, 2015 (AP photo by Michel Euler).
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With just days to go before presidential elections in Chad on Sunday, civil society groups are continuing to call for people to take to the streets despite a ban on demonstrations. On April 5, a small number of protesters, including members of two citizen groups—Ca Suffit, or That’s Enough, and Trop C’est trop, Enough is Enough—succeeded in holding a brief demonstration on Rue Felix Eboue in the center of Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, despite a strong police presence. The protesters were calling for an end to the country’s political stagnation ahead of the election, as well as for the release of […]

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