Idriss Déby and the Darfur Conflict


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About the Book

Idriss Déby Itno, current ruler of Chad, is the unacknowledged cause of much of the war and mayhem in central Africa. He is responsible for ethnic violence against his own people; the instigation of two wars in Sudan; the removal of the democratically elected presidents of the two neighboring countries; involvement in war in the Democratic Republic of Congo; an international counterfeiting operation; and the theft of diamonds and property across the region.
Déby commits crimes against humanity, subverts election law and his nation’s constitution, and is greatly responsible for the Darfur and Central African Republic crises but has not been held responsible by the international community, and the French government in particular seems to trust him to protect its regional economic interests, regardless of the human cost.
Déby’s transgressions have until now received little attention, a humanitarian oversight remedied by this work.

About the Author(s)

Electrical information engineer Ésaïe Toïngar (Master of Arts with an emphasis in Industrial Management) lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has founded three NGOs: Journey to Forgiveness and Peace, Wake Up for Your Rights International, and Wali Internaltional.

Bibliographic Details

Ésaïe Toïngar
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2014
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7084-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9257-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Preface 1

 1. Chad, Sudan and Darfur 5

 2. Idriss Déby Struggles to Maintain Zaghawa Power 9

 3. Bour, Survivor of Zaghawa Attack 31

 4. Déby’s International Counterfeiting Operation Revealed 39

 5. Chad’s Black Gold 45

 6. Deadly Betrayal in the Oil Fields of Sidegui 57

 7. Darfur’s Troubles Begin with Déby 64

 8. Chad, Sudan and Rebels 70

 9. A Leader in Deception and Corruption 77

10. A Skeptical Look at “the Usual Suspects” 84

11. Birth of the Janjawiid (Militiamen with Horses) 94

12. The Voiceless Children 107

13. They Called Each Other “Younger Brother, Older Brother” 115

14. The Fall of Bangui 127

15. Misperceptions 139

16. The International Criminal Court 152

17. Proposition for Peace in Darfur and the Sub-Region 165

Appendix A. Interview of Hassan Fadoul Kitir by Alwihda 173

Appendix B. Chad Discovers Oil 185

Appendix C. Groundbreaking Ceremony at Komé Oil Field 188

Appendix D. World Bank News Report, June 6, 2000 193

Appendix E. Dreaming of a Kingdom of Zaghawas 198

References 201

Index 216