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Chad says Sudan backed new rebel alliance

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January 26, 2009 (NDJAMENA) — Relations between Sudan and Chad appears to be heading toward a deterioration after it accused its western neighbor of supporting a newly formed alliance aiming to oust president Idriss Deby.

Rebel sources said that the Union of the resistance forces (UFR) chose Timan Erdimi, a relative of the Chadian president as its leader.

A press statement issued by the Chadian government said that “It is after a long and difficult meeting in Khartoum was announced the new (rebel) umbrella to destabilize Chad”.

“This new alliance, created under pressure, confirms in broad daylight that the Khartoum regime is continuing its undertaking against peace in Chad, in violation of the commitments made before at Dakar, in Asmara, Tripoli and N’Djamena, in the presence of brotherly and neighboring countries and before the African Union (AU)”.

Chad and Sudan have long accused each other of supporting opposing rebel groups. Despite several regional attempts to reconcile both countries sour relations remained prevalent.

The most recent mediation effort by Libya allowed for exchange of ambassadors months after Sudan severed its relations with Chad in the wake of an attack by Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on the capital.

Over 240,000 Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad receive food aid through monthly distributions. Until security improves, few will risk returning home. The latest major refugee inflow occurred during February, when over 13,000 individuals fled conflict in West Darfur.

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  • 27 January 2009 12:35, by DAVID N.

    Forget it!, the Chad is a another West African Alliance under the European Union demands over the territorial status near Middle East at approachable by West Africans...
    Don’t even put Chad a same game with Northern Sudan.
    Why Libya’s Muammer Kadafi closer with Khartoum than N’jamena, because N’jamena is nothing but one of Bantu City of Africa rather than call to be a Khartoum in
    the Middle East ones.
    Even though Timan Erdimi, the relatives of Idriss Deby and the same tribe of Zhagawa, politically incorrect of different direction in the governments, but Sudan wouldn’t trust it at it all of either ones.
    Since youCHAD bring Salcot’zssy in the Darfur conflict, it will be a complicated ones with francophobe...

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    • 27 January 2009 18:32, by marshall majhok chaw

      For get you then, i do not know what planet exactly are you coming from, it seems you have no any knowledge about any thing in in term of Geography. Chad is a central Africa country, when comes to regional classification of the Africans continent. i do not see any thing involve any west African country in this sick conflict between Sudan and chad.on the other hand Sudan is a eastern African country, not middle east dumb ass,get your facts straight. you seem to be so eloquent on your subject of knowing people of Africa,what has this to do with Bantu, or got to do with war in this shake up relationship between chad and Sudan. by the way, what do you mean by northern Sudan? you meant desert and barren land. no wonder you the northern have become parasites of southern Sudan naturals resources, do not worry the count down has just began. that been said time is up for you in south.lack of knowledge will cost you many valuable things. so wise up and learn. one last thing stop killing people of Dar fur and Eastern Sudan, we will have no choice and will be force to join the fight. trust me it would not last long, remember the 21 years of war between north and the new Sudan, what is the outcome now?! old tricks are out dated. and stop talking nonsense.man up, step up and make peace like men, that is what smart people do for their country sake and humanity.

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