CEN-SAD condemns rebel attack in Chad

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CEN-SAD condemns rebel attack in Chad

The Community of Sahelo-Saharan states (CEN-SAD) Sunday condemned attempts at overthrowing a democratically and constitutionally-elected government, in violation of the constitutive act of the African Union (AU) and CEN-SAD conventions.
In a communiqué, CEN-SAD indicated it monitored with grave concern , the deterioration of the political and military situation in Chad, due to the intervention of rebel forces and their arrival in the capital, N’Djamena, with the premeditated intention of overthrowing the country’s legal and democratic institutions. CEN-SAD General Secretariat also exhorted opposition political and military forc es in Chad to immediately stop the attack against the institutions and affirmed t hat the ideal solution lies in the quick and strict implementation of the Sirte peace agreement, signed 25 October 2007. The document also called on neighbouring countries to strictly adhere to the CEN-SAD security convention and called on all member countries of the community to support efforts of Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi and Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, through the mandate of the 10th AU summit, to find an urgent solution to the crisis. There had been reports of armed clashes between the two protagonists in the Chad ian capital, notably in the Presidential Palace area.

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