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New Challenges for Chad’s Army

The Chadian army, while essential to counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel, is also a source of potential instability for the country.

Chadian authorities, supported by their international partners, should build a more representative and professional army, and establish safeguards to discourage violence in…

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The Chadian army is often called upon by its neighbours and Western partners to help carry out counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel.

But its general cohesion is weak, with recurring ethnic tensions and lack of discipline.

Of late, dissenting voices have emerged from its…

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