Originally Posted by Richard Washington
UN Mandate today (4th Feb) should now allow the French troops in Chad to pile in on the government side. Over the weekend they could only help foreign nationals evacuate. With the size of the French force available (together with the mirage air cover), what was looking to be a drawn out tussle may end more quickly - for now at least.
- what was looking to be a drawn out tussle may end more quickly - i.e. the scrap over the presidential palace in the capital.
Dafur problems won't go away quickly. They're bound up in the 4 decade long Sudan civil war. The extent to which Dafur washes over into NDjamena is an issue though and for anyone wanting to travel there, this is a key thing - along with the stance taken by the lawless BET region.
Last edited by Richard Washington; 5 Feb 2008 at 12:26.