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Terrorism & Insurgency

Chad likely to reduce counter-insurgency co-operation following US travel ban, raising Sahel terrorism risks

03 October 2017

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A number of African organisations, including the African Union and Communauté Économique des États de l'Afrique Centrale (CEEAC), last week condemned the US decision to impose a travel ban on Chad.

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta warned that the decision could have consequences for regional counter-terrorism operations. Some African media reports have claimed that Chadian President Idriss Déby has ordered the closure of the US embassy in N’Djamena in retaliation, although this has not been confirmed. The ban was imposed on 24 September, along with seven other countries, for Chad’s alleged refusal to share security information with the United States.

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