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Qatar calls on Chad to delay national peace dialogue

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Qatar, which has been leading tense mediation between Chad’s military government and opposition rebels for six weeks, on Sunday called for landmark national talks to be postponed. The African state’s military leader Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno had wanted a national dialogue to start on May 10 to prepare elections, but the government and rebel groups have yet to meet face-to-face at preparatory talks in Doha. While opposition groups have accused Deby’s administration of dragging out the Doha talks, the Qatari government said its mediation was making “tangible” progress at “a good pace”. “In this c…

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