Friday, February 15, 2008

Chad president tightens security after rebel assault

Reuters.com: "N'DJAMENA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby appointed a close ally as defence minister on Friday as soldiers and police imposed a security crackdown across the country following a rebel attack on the capital two weeks ago.
Humanitarian workers said insecurity in the central African country was hampering their efforts to help refugees from Sudan's Darfur region, underlining the urgent need for a European Union peacekeeping force (EUFOR) to deploy."