Chad declares emergency in east after ethnic killings

President Idriss Deby has declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces after dozens of people were killed in inter-communal clashes earlier this month.

The state of emergency will run for three months in Sila and Ouaddai regions where 50 people have died since August 9 in fighting between cattle herders and settled farmers, the president’s office said on Sunday.

The government of Chad is deploying the military to these provinces.