Friday, February 08, 2008

Chad: back to normal...

Looks like everything in Chad is, as much as possible, back to normal--i.e. most people are still poor, the government is dysfunctional and corrupt, and instead of rebels in the capital, there's just a low-level insurgency. Seemed as though Sarkozy was really going to go through with not supporting Déby's government for a little while... then it turned out they just got the Security Council to legitimize it. There's certainly a good case for France to support Déby, for the reasons in my previous post, and really no argument that the rebels are a better option; but it will be disappointing not to see some serious pressure on Déby's government on human rights and transparency at this point.

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