A few hundred UFDD rebels in the north east have raided three towns
in the past ten days. Government forces eventually show up, and the rebels take
off, seeking sanctuary in Sudan before they can be caught. France has a few jet
fighters stationed outside the capital, and these fly recon missions for the
government. But it's a big country, and France refuses to supply enough
aircraft to cover all the areas along the Sudan border where rebels are
operating. An American diplomat is trying to broker a deal with the rebels. But
the problem is basically a tribal and personal feud. Honor is at stake, and
foreign peacemakers are not particularly welcome.
13, 2007: About a hundred rebels of the UFDD (Union of Forces for
Democracy and Development) attacked the town of Ounianga Kebir, in the
northeast. The government said they drove the rebels out quickly. The rebels
retreated towards the Sudan border. Sudan refuses to admit it is providing
sanctuary for the Chad rebels.