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Chad Closes Land Borders with Three Countries for “Security” Reasons

The Chadian government has decided to close its land borders with Libya, Sudan and the Central African Republic, after the state of emergency declared in the provinces of Ouaddai, Tibesti and Sila from August 20 to September 21.

“For security reasons and to control the entrances and exits with our neighboring countries, the northern borders with Libya, East with Sudan and South with the Central African Republic are closed as of today except for the corridors and posts. ‘entries,’ said the note published on Chad’s Diary, a media outlet in that country.

Chadian President Idriss Deby declared Monday, August 19, a state of emergency in the two provinces bordering Sudan, after deadly clashes between communities that killed dozens of people in August.

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“All inciters to these inter-communal conflicts and accomplices, either inside or outside will be arrested and brought before the courts,” said the statement said that the elements of the disarmament commission will be strengthened and deployed on all the Provinces concerned by the State d’Urgence in vehicles, camels and horses or about 5,000 men. 

“Anyone who illegally holds weapons must surrender them to the traditional authorities,” the note added that the defense and security forces will search homes, fairy villages “from which anyone caught with weapons will be punished in accordance with the law and the seized weapon “

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