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French Prime Minister says Sudan is the key of Chad troubles

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May 21, 2009 (YAOUNDE, Cameroon) – French Prime Minister said today that Sudan is responsible of political troubles in the neighboring Chad saying the solution of Ndjamena unrest lies in Khartoum.

"Everyone can see very well that the solution to the problems of Chad is not to be found in Chad," said Fillon during a discussion with students at the international relations institute in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde.

"They are to be found in Sudan, they are to be found in the resolution of conflicts which affect Sudan and its neighbors," he further said.

Fillion was referring to the six year conflict in Darfur.

Yesterday the foreign minister, Berbard Kouchner told the French parliament that Sudan was backing the Chadian rebels who clashed with government troops in eastern Chad earlier this month. The minister also said that the French troops based in the troubled country didn’t take part in the military operations.

Fillon echoed Kouchner statements saying French President Nicolas Sarkozy does not want to see French army playing a role in the Chadian internal affairs.

"That is the reason why these armed forces didn’t intervene during the crisis that has taken place in Chad," he said.

Paris which backs the government of President Idriss Deby asked Libya to intervene between the two neighboring countries. A Libyan minister was in Khartoum to propose a mediation plan. Unconfirmed reports say Sudan pledged to study the Libyan proposal while Tripoli is in trouble with Ndjamena which says accepting only UN solution.

Sudanese officials blame Paris for its unconditional support to Chadian government, saying it was even unable to dissuade President Deby to implement the signed previous agreement or to stop its support to Darfur rebels.

Also after three raids carried by the Chadian government inside the Sudan, Khartoum warned it will hit the Chadian army if it attacks once again the Sudanese territory. The UNAMID spoke in its daily briefing of Thursday about "tense" situation in the region.

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  • 22 May 2009 06:51, by DAVID N.

    Ofcourse, the solution of the problems of Chad also found in the Chad and it’s rebels who opporse the Government of Chad and it’s ally, the key factor France.
    These so called Rebels are not even from Khartoum, but they are from Eastern Chad and some from in the Darfur.
    The battle between Chadian Government, French, E.U., against Chadian Rebels.
    THE Peoples of Khartoum are innocent!
    The blood of innocent shed nearly 300 souls.
    They were nothing to do against Chad or Darfuri conflicts at it all.
    The JEM’s action on May 2008 will be remembered for the rest of Northern Sudanese history.
    This critical moments, I advise please Mr.Idriss not to force war between Ndjamena into Khartoum.
    It’s not about Sudan nor Chad!
    But it should work together with Chad and Sudan to prove and solve the problem areas of Darfur together with this conflicts.
    The FRENCH will opporse this peace treaty if Khartoum will make with Chad, because near Middle East, French wants manupirated and play the role between this conflicts.
    Mr.Deby, who are you listen to?
    The War can’t have now between Khartoum and Ndjamena, but will work together for a peace between this conflicts.
    No more shed innocent blood again!

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    • 22 May 2009 08:09, by Toposa Boy southerner

      Indeed you get it this
      It is true 100%

      The problem of Sudan and Chad and Somalia and Eritrea

      Created and implemented by KHARTOUM we know that very well
      People of my country understand that very well

      Solution distraction of KHARTOUM once and for all just like IRAK after that you will have peace all over AFRICAN

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      • 22 May 2009 16:30, by Alex Lokojoru

        Hi Sudanese (Omer Beshir) and Chadian (Idris) brothers,
        Do not go to war. But instead each one of you should address his own problems at home and find a quick solution to it. War is not going to help you out. Instead you guys will make things worse in that part of the world if you start fighting. When brothers fight the outsider or enemy gains and laughs at you.
        Non of you should be impressed by the weapons that you get from some big powers and think these people love you. They want to sell their guns and get out your resources. Making your people including you to suffer later.
        You should start to love your citizens (real love)and stop fighting.

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