The killing of former Chadian President Idriss Deby led to further unrest in N’Djamena.
Qatar has reportedly offered to host conflict-resolution talks in Doha between Chad’s different warring factions, three political sources from the African country have told Russia’s Sputnik news agency.
The sources stated that the the Chadian military refused to participate in meetings inside Chad and talks are likely going to be organised “in the coming period” in the Qatari capital instead.
It is hoped that the talks will take place once all parties reach an agreement over the meetings’ procedure.
National reconciliation talks are currently scheduled to take place on 15 February, and are aimed at restoring civilian rule, but it’s not clear if Doha’s mediation will compliment or replace these discussions.
In April of 2021 violent clashes erupted between rebels from the Front for Change and Concord in Chad [FACT] and the Chadian armed forces during the country’s latest presidential elections.
Former president Idriss Deby, who was re-elected at the time for a sixth-term, was killed on 20 April by the FACT while visiting front-line soldiers fighting the rebels.
During the same month, the new President of the Chadian Transitional Military Council visited Qatar, but there was no mention of a potential meeting between all parties in the Gulf state.
The agreement, co-sponsored with Libya, was signed amid tensions between Sudan and Chad in 2008, with both countries accusing each other of supporting insurgent groups and rebel attacks inside their territories.
Chad has long accused Sudan of supporting rebels who sought to oust late president Deby. Whereas Sudan accused Chad of supporting rebels in the western province of Darfur.