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.
- 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.