mission. Although the organization should suspend the country in accordance with its regulations, there seems to be disagreement on what action to take.
A kindA week after the suppressed protests in N’Djamena, the Transitional Military Council (CMT) appointed a new government on Sunday night, which is almost entirely composed of civilians and some opposition members. If welcomed by the international community, the first step towards the normalization of power has not alleviated the concerns of young people and civil society. For the head of the African Union’s “Political and Security Situation” fact-finding mission in Chad, “Chadians have the ability to get their country out of trouble”. It should be noted that no pan-African institution has imposed sanctions on the country.
Chad: “Why must democracy be respected”
Specifically, the African Union (AU) sent a mission to Chad on Thursday to determine whether the organization will be affected by the political evolution since the death of its President Idriss Déby Itno two weeks ago. Impose sanctions on the Central African country. The son of the late president, Mahamat Idriss Déby, led the establishment of the Transitional Military Commission (CMT), and he concentrated almost all his power. The country’s new strongman was surrounded by 14 generals loyal to his father, disbanded the parliament and government, and promised to hold elections within 18 months.
This takeover of CMT violated the rules of the African Union and “divided” the AU Peace and Security Council: “Some people think it is necessary to immediately apply these protocols (and sanction Chad), others think it is necessary . A little more time is necessary because this situation does not only involve Chad,” AFP announced on Monday, with special mention by Mohamed Idriss Farah, Djibouti’s ambassador to Ethiopia, chairman of the Peace Commission and AU security officer To the role played by the state in the struggle against jihad in the Sahel.
The diplomat added that during the fact-finding mission’s visit, “we discussed many topics, especially how to support Chad in this difficult time.” He said: “But Chadians must first get out of their predicament, and partners will be there to help. But it is up to them to reach an understanding politically.”
In the last period of self-government, the African Union quickly approved Mali, and the military coup overthrew the regime of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta the day after the coup, despite his promises to provide rapid power to civilians. Obviously, for Chad, the tone is different. As a partner and historical ally, France on Monday welcomed the formation of a “transitional government led by the Prime Minister of the People” and “including several members of the opposition” by the military government. In the process, Paris reviewed the press release of the spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Attaching importance to the stability and territorial integrity of the country.” She insisted that France also reaffirmed the “importance of a transition within a limited time and that takes place under peaceful conditions” in order to “allow a rapid return to democratically elected institutions” and expressed “support for Chad’s support of this goal. Initiative of the African Union. “End”.
In the end, the African Union Council took different actions and decided to send a mission to “collect the most information from the field” in order to “make a decision” later. The delegation is scheduled to leave N’Djamena on Wednesday and submit a report to the 15-member African Union Peace and Security Council, which will then decide on possible sanctions against Chad.
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