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At least 19 killed in south Chad in clashes between farmers, herders

At least 19 killed in south Chad in clashes between farmers, herders

AT least 19 people were killed in a flare-up of fighting between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers in south Chad last week, authorities said. Deadly inter-communal conflicts are relatively frequent in Chad, mainly between herders and local farmers who accuse them of grazing animals on their farmland. Chad, a regional power and ally of the West against Islamist militants in West Africa, has been in turmoil since ex-president Idriss Deby was killed on the frontline against rebels in the north last year. The latest violence broke out in the southern rural region of Moyen-Chari, more than 480 kilometres (298 miles)…
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