Sudan-Backed Rebels Erupt in Chad
6 May 09 | AJE
Chad has accused Sudan of backing a rebel group’s push into the country.
The allegation comes just two days after the two countries signed an agreement in the Qatari capital to end hostilities against each other and normalise relations.
A deal brokered by Qatar and Libya was signed in Doha on Sunday to produce a lasting settlement to a six-year-old uprising in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, where Chad’s rebels have rear bases.
Chadian officials say hundreds of armed men and vehicles crossed the border from Sudan and are now stationed near the key towns of Abeche and Goz Beida in the east of the country.
“For the moment, there is no major interruption to humanitarian activities, essential services remain active,” said Katy Thiam, a spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, from Abeche, the main town in east Chad. >>>