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Transition Matters Take Bloody Turn In Chad

It is no secret that Chad has experienced rising levels of violence and poor internal security as a result of the state’s free access to firearms.

Aside from the ongoing water problems, Chad faced terrible violence on Thursday, including rioting, shootings, tear gas, injuries, and fatalities.

A trustworthy source from Chad claims that the present unrest there can be linked to transitional problems surrounding President Mahamat Déby, the country’s current head of state.

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After Idriss Deby passed away on April 20, 2021, his son Mahamat Deby was sworn in as president pro tempore for a term of 18 months.

However, 45 days after his 18-month term as president had ended, discussions were held to determine whether he could be sworn in for a further two years.

His term was eventually extended as president by two years, which was obviously unpopular with a youth leader who said that the people of Chad had been given a false promise and should not have allowed Idriss Deby to rule them for 33 years straight and that his son’s succession was not simply acceptable because they did not know better for how long this would continue.

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In turn, this has resulted to serious violence and unrest in chad has many feared death from different clashes occurring every hour in neighbourhoods.

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The growing situation is so tensed that people fear for their lives and stayed indoors. They however do not know when the situation will be doused.

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