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19 August 2019

Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence

Chad President Idriss Deby has declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month.

He said governement would deploy military forces to ensure the security of the population in the region and disarm all the civilians who have weapons .

The president in a statement said the state of emergency would run for three months in Sila and Ouaddai regions where fifty people have died since the 9th of August in fighting between cattle herders and settled farmers.

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