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Exiled rebel leader returns to Chad for national talks

Exiled rebel leader returns to Chad for national talks

ONE of Chad's most prominent rebel leaders, Timan Erdimi, returned home after 17 years in exile to participate in national talks meant to pave the way to elections after the military seized power last year. More than 30 rebel and opposition factions signed a peace pact with Chad's transitional authorities last week, agreeing to join broader talks scheduled to begin on Saturday. The most powerful insurgent group, however, refused to participate. Erdimi, the nephew of former President Idriss Deby, left Chad in 2005 to lead an insurgency against his uncle's government. Erdimi's forces almost toppled Deby in 2008, and his…
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