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Chad Orders Clampdown on Illegal Guns as Ethnic Violence Flares

14 November 2006


N'DJAMENA — Chad imposed a crackdown on illegal firearms on Tuesday as a state of emergency took effect to curb ethnic violence that has killed hundreds of people and fuelled calls to send international peacekeepers to the region. Chad's government imposed a state of emergency from midnight on Monday across large swathes of the central African country, including eastern zones where attacks on villages by armed raiders on horseback this month have killed... (

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Chadian Troops Recover 1,300 Firearms in Bangui

25 March 2003

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

BANGUI, Chad — The 100 Chadian troops who arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday have recovered 1,300 firearms and 270 vehicles in a disarmament campaign. The Chadian ambassador, Maitile Djoumbe, handed over the recovered weapons on Monday to the CAR chief of staff, Antoine Gambi, the spokesman of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central African States (CEMAC) force, Augustin Bibaye, told IRIN on Tuesday. Bibaye said the Chadian troops... (

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