Chad lifts emergency, curfew

Chad on Sunday lifted a state of emergency and night curfew imposed across the oil-rich central African nation after a failed opposition bid to seize the capital Ndjamena in February.

Chad lifts emergency, curfew
"A curfew, which was put imposed in special circumstances was lifted today throughout Chadian territory" a government statement said on Sunday.

The state of emergency was announced on February 15 by President Idriss Deby Itno. It included a nationwide curfew from midnight to 6:00 am, monitoring the passage of people and vehicles, house searches and media censorship.

An alliance of three opposition groups crossed the central African country attacked Ndjamena over the weekend of February 2-3, before being driven out by Deby's troops with indirect French military support.

A number of human rights organisations have accused Chad of arresting members of the Chadian opposition, including spokespersom Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh, who is still missing.

Agencies
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