DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chad’s navy authorities and a few insurgent teams combating within the nation signed a pledge on Monday in Qatar, forward of deliberate nationwide reconciliation talks later this month within the African nation. The primary insurgent group, nonetheless, didn’t comply with the phrases and didn’t signal the pledge.
Underneath the phrases of the deal in Doha, those that signed have agreed to a cease-fire forward of the Aug. 20 talks deliberate within the Chadian capital of N’Djamena. Chad’s junta additionally agreed to “not take any navy or police operations in opposition to the signing teams” in neighboring international locations.
Nevertheless, the Entrance for Change and Harmony in Chad, the primary insurgent group within the nation, didn’t signal the pledge. The shadowy group, recognized by its French acronym FACT, is blamed for the 2021 killing of Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby Itno, who had dominated the nation since 1990.
In July, Qatar’s satellite tv for pc information community Al Jazeera reported that over 20 insurgent teams had withdrawn from the Doha talks. They’d accused the navy authorities of “harassments, intimidation, threats and disinformation” amid the negotiations.