The Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) has appointed the Congolese President, Felix Tshisekedi as a facilitator for the political transition process in Chad.
Central Africa’s main regional body held an emergency summit in Kinshasa on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Chad, after about 50 people were killed in protests last week against military leader Mahamat Idriss Deby.
It would be recalled that Chad has been in political turmoil since the April 2021 battlefield death of the longtime ruler Idriss Deby, after which his son, Mahamat Idriss Deby, seized power.
Deby has said he would organize elections in 2024, reneging on an earlier promise made to hand over power after 18 months.
But opposition parties and civil society groups have been calling for protests to demand a quicker return to democracy, including the demonstrations last week that led to clashes.