Article from ROAPE Volume 33 Number 109
Chad/Darfur: How Two Crises Merge
Two recent events seem to indicate that, after three years of turbulence, the situation in this part of the continent would return to normal.1 The first event was on 3 May 2006 when Idriss Déby Itno was re- elected as president of Chad, with over 77 per cent of the votes. The second, two days later, was the signature of a peace agreement on Darfur in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. However, our analysis stresses that the crises in Chad and Darfur are closely related and that the situation will probably continue to deteriorate. It concludes that such deterioration will occur unless account is taken of the transnational aspects of these crises, which are also to be seen in the destabilisation of the Central African Republic.