Chad – New PM

It is really difficult to follow anything that goes on in Chad. However, there is news of a change of prime minister.

Jeune Afrique reports that on Friday 8 March Prime Minister Youssouf Saleh Abbas resigned as prime minister. He had been appointed in April 2008. (See previous post). He has been replaced by Emmanuel Nadingar, who was previously the Minister for Petrol, a key position in the government.

No reasons for M. Saleh Abbas’ resignation have officially been given. However, there are reports of tensions between Saleh Abbas and President Idriss Déby and an expectation that the PM would resign for a few weeks. However, no details about the nature of the tensions have been provided.

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