Chad's transitional government has declared a food and nutrition emergency in the wake of the Ukraine war and a poor harvest. In neighboring Niger and much of the African continent, food insecurity is skyrocketing.
The trial of 6 Chadian opposition leaders set to start Monday in the capital will finally take place 300 km away in the city of Moussoro. The public prosecutor of the court of first instance cited security concerns.
Chad’s appeal comes as a meeting between the AU chairperson, the chairman of the AU commission and the Russian President is scheduled Friday. The African leaders will mediate the war in Ukraine and discuss the release of stocks of grain and fertilizer whose blockage affects importing nations.