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Chad – Post-Déby Crackdown, Abuses (HRW)

Security forces in Chad have used excessive force, including indiscriminate live ammunition, to disperse opposition-led demonstrations across the country in the aftermath of the April 11 election, Human Rights Watch said today.

Chad: Post-Déby Crackdown, Abuses | Human Rights Watch (hrw.org)

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Chad/Central African Republic – Chad accuses CAR of killing six of its soldiers (Al Jazeera)

The Central African Republic regularly accuses its northern neighbour of supporting armed rebel groups from inside Chad [File - Audu Marte/AFP]

The Central African Republic regularly accuses its northern neighbour of supporting armed rebel groups from inside Chad [File – Audu Marte/AFP]

Chad accuses CAR of killing six of its soldiers | Central African Republic News | Al Jazeera

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Chad/Central Africa/Sahel – The death of Chadian President Idris Déby Itno threatens stability in the region (Brookings)

Alexandre Marc

The sudden death on April 19, 2021 of Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno is creating a very dangerous vacuum in Central Africa and the Sahel. Déby, who ruled Chad for 30 years, was killed while fighting rebels trying to overthrow his government.

The death of Chadian President Idris Déby Itno threatens stability in the region

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Chad – Déby’s Dead. What’s Next for Chad and the Sahel? (CSIS)

Judd Devermont

Chadian president Idriss Déby Itno, who grabbed power in 1990 in a rebellion, died this past weekend from wounds incurred during a battle with rebels, injecting uncertainty and turmoil into the key U.S. and European counterterrorism partner.

https://www.csis.org/analysis/d%C3%A9bys-dead-whats-next-chad-and-sahel

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(Niger/Chad) Niger body urges independent probe into ‘rapes’ by Chadian troops (Al Jazeera)

Human rights commission calls for inquiry after allegations soldiers deployed to help fight armed groups raped several women, as well as an 11-year-old girl.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/4/3/rights-group-accuses-chadian-soldiers-of-raping-women-in-niger

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(Chad/Refugee Rights) Chad Adopts Law Protecting Refugee Rights (Mary Rizk, Human Rights Pulse)

On 23 December 2020, Chad adopted its first asylum law to protect the almost 500,000 refugees living in the country. The new law guarantees refugees’ right to work, to move freely in the country, and to access healthcare, education, and justice. The legislative move makes Chad the first country in Central Africa to honour its pledge at last year’s Global Refugee Forum to improve the social and economic conditions of refugees.

https://www.humanrightspulse.com/mastercontentblog/chad-adopts-law-protecting-refugee-rights