Home | News    Friday 23 December 2005

Chad president accuses Sudan of destabilisation plot


Dec 22, 2005 (NDJAMENA) — Chadian President Idriss Deby on Thursday accused his Sudanese counterpart of plotting to destabilise his country, blaming Khartoum for a rebel attack on the frontier town of Adre.

President Idriss Deby

National radio broadcast the comments by the president made during a visit to the town to decorate troops who killed about 100 rebels repelling the attack on Sunday by Rally for Democracy and Liberty forces.

"The attack against the locality of Adre was not the doing of presumed rebels but was direct aggression by Sudanese Defence Minister Mahamat Abderrahim, who is close to el Bechir," Deby said referring to Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed el Bechir.

"The attack at Adre, perpetrated by the Khartoum regime, is to destabilise our country, to drive our people into misery, to create disorder and export the war from Darfur to Chad. That’s the plan that President el Bechir nourishes," he said.

With his opposite number in line to take over as chairman of the Pan-African body the African Union next month, Deby said he did not merit the post.

"President el Bechir doesn’t deserve to be the president of the African Union, he doens’t deserve to hold the African Union summit in January," he said.

And confronted by a wave of desertions from his army in past weeks and defections by several politicians in apparent feuding within his Zaghawa ethnic group, Deby issued an ultimatum to "Chadians used against Chad".

On December 10 a group of army officers said they were forming an army in the east to fight Deby, 53, a one-time rebel leader who seized power in 1990 and was later elected in multi-party polls.

"If a week from now they don’t return to the country they will be considered as mercenaries and treated as such," he warned.

The two countries have traded accusations in recent weeks of supporting rebel movements hostile to each other’s regimes.

After the Adre assault, Ndjamena said it pursued the rebels five kilometres (three miles) into Sudanese territory before withdrawing.

About 200,000 Sudanese refugees have fled to eastern Chad to escape the civil war that has torn apart Sudan’s Darfur region.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Obituary: Ahmed Ibrahim Dreij 2020-09-28 11:36:14 Ahmed Ibrahim Dreij is an Open History Book for Readers, Whether He Was Alive or Deceased in the Grace of God by Mahmoud A. Suleiman Dear noble reader, this article comes out of the habit, (...)

Darfur holdout rebels attack Sudanese army in Jebel Marra: statement 2020-09-28 02:10:00 September 28, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese army on Monday said Darfur holdout rebels attacked one of its positions in Jebel Marra area of Central Darfur, but the group denied the accusation. (...)

BlindsSelf-confidence and preparedness against Disasters in Sudan 2020-09-21 11:46:04 Why things are only getting worse and the papers are filled with stories of gloom and doom in Sudan? By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The answer to the previous questions needs to know the reasons first, (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.