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Economic pressures will strain Chadian stability

Friday, June 9, 2017

Significance

President Idriss Deby has struggled to turn the economy around after oil prices collapsed, depriving Chad of its main source of income. This has led to civil unrest and strikes.

Impacts

  • Western governments will want to maintain Chad’s firm support for the campaign against Sahelian jihadi groups.
  • Constrained public spending and delayed salary payments will perpetuate discontent.
  • With the military overstretched and underpaid, discontent among soldiers will rise.
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