African Union calls for ‘democratic transition’ in Chad

News - by RadioNow / May. 21st, 2021
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The African Union has called for a “democratic transition” within 18 months in Chad, where a military leadership took charge in April, after veteran ruler Idriss Deby died on the front-line as the Chadian army engaged rebels.

The new military government, headed by Deby’s four-star general son Mahamat, has appointed a transitional civilian leadership and promised, on April 20 to hold elections within 18 months.

The AU said it “categorically rejects any form of extension of the transition period”.

The military has since declared victory after a month-long operation against rebels in the northwest of the Sahel country.

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