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Chad under state of emergency

N’DJAMENA: Chad’s President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday, authorizing summary shootings to “save the majority,” after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month. The state of emergency will run for three months in the Sila and Ouaddai regions bordering Sudan, where 50 people have died since August 9 in fighting between Arab cattle herders and settled farmers, the president’s office said. “From now, we will deploy military forces who are going to ensure the security of the population in the region,” Deby said while on a trip to Sila.

AFP


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