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Forum: Africa 11-28-2017
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Posted By davidbfpo
Lake Chad: more than Chad

Hat tip to New Yorker magazine for this 'long read' on Lake Chad and the surrounding context, mainly for one nation: Chad. It deserves a read, if only to illustrate the human aspects and the policy...
Forum: Africa 01-04-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Azor, From my "armchair" the situations are...

Azor,

From my "armchair" the situations are very different. Chad in 1987 was an obscure nation, largely desert and sparsely populated. Neither Narva, an Estonian city on the Russian border and The...
Forum: Africa 12-26-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Moderator at work

Three threads have been merged today; one with one post on open source satellite mapping, another a RFI on the 'Toyota War' and a more general thread. Hence the thread being re-titled.

Chad...
Forum: Africa 12-26-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
A long article in FP 'Our man in Africa', namely...

A long article in FP 'Our man in Africa', namely Hissne Habr, at one time Chad's President and at the helm in the 'Toyota War' with Libya. It appears to place a lot of information, plus some new...
Forum: Africa 08-12-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
RFI update

Elsewhere student2010 has posted unable to proceed with this subject and has a new RFI for a different theatre.
Forum: Africa 09-28-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Publish here when done?

student2010,

Please consider posting your paper here at the end. Even submit for the SWJ Blog.
Forum: Africa 09-27-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
French Foreign Legion?

Might be worthwhile looking at Foreign Legion memoirs by ex-members, there' s often a few on library and bookshop shelves. I have a recollection that some have chapters on this conflict.
Forum: Africa 09-26-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Maybe a pointer

Alas SWC appeared a long time after the war and there is little here on a quick check. Always use the search feature!

It was very much a French issue, so perhaps this French news site can help, if...
Forum: Africa 02-23-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
The right force for the mission

As a police officer I would expect to be properly equipped and given clear directions if being sent to a live, violent crime incident. Despatching a police unit to for example a riot without the...
Forum: Africa 02-23-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Armchair views vindicated?

Quote:

'If the civil war remains a new high level - what will the French reaction be? Limited to protection of French and other nationals? Secondly the EU intervention, planned to be based in...
Forum: Africa 02-04-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Armchair thoughts

Far too early to expect any good analysis, especially as very few reporters likely to be on the ground, excluding French speakers.

If the civil war remains a new high level - what will the French...
Forum: Africa 02-03-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 43,518
Posted By davidbfpo
Jihad gains Chad?

From another website an early view of what has just happened:

http://counterterrorismblog.org/ Title Chad's Future Taliban enters capital while the West is asleep.....It was indeed a...
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