Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chad calls for EU deployment as rebels regroup

Mail & Guardian Online: "Chad President Idriss Déby Itno called on the European Union on Thursday to deploy a peacekeeping force urgently to the east, as his government sought to tighten security after a weekend rebel assault.

Prime Minister Nouradine Delwa Kassire Coumakoye announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew across the capital, Ndjamena, and swathes of east and central Chad after the remnants of the rebel column that attacked the city withdrew halfway to the Sudan border."