An alliance of Chadian rebel groups has launched a fresh offensive to overthrow the government of Chadian president Idriss Deby. The rebels requested mediation by France and the EU as a precursor to avert war, but their request was not accepted. Beginning from positions in Eastern Chad near the border with Sudan, they have advanced […]
Getting Louder and Closer.
The US Embassy has told me that they cannot come and get us, so we have to wait it out here. The sounds and feel of fighting is louder and closer. The walls and windows here shake, and we can feel the explosions. OK, fighting is right at the gate of the hotel. We’re all […]
It has started.
Fighting has broken out in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena. We can hear and feel the explosions, since the Presidential Palace is very near. I came out to the lobby to see what was happening this morning because we were getting phone calls with people talking in French or asking for someone that was not in our […]
Hello from N’Djamena: We made it safely out of Eastern Chad, right before violence and instability broke out; we could have been stuck there, since the road we last traveled was closed down the very next day. Our friends in the camps are not as lucky, with aid staff being relocated and services being stopped; […]