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Chad leader seeks AU censure of Sudan “aggression”

Chadian President Idriss Deby lobbied the African Union on Tuesday to condemn neighbor Sudan for what he says is Khartoum’s support for rebels seeking to overthrow him. Deby accuses Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of trying to destabilise the region and visited Nigerian President and AU chairman Olusegun Obasanjo to press his charges that Sudan is threatening his country. Chad says the Sudanese government organized and directed two attacks by Chadian rebels against its eastern border town of Adre on December 18, which were repulsed after heavy fighting. It has declared a “state of belligerence” between itself and Sudan. Without directly addressing the accusations, Sudan has insisted it is not seeking a conflict with its neighbor. Full Story

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