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Potential Problem Ahead for Chad, Sudan

With the rebel forces pushed out of Chad’s capital, the Chadian government said everything is returning to normal, the New York Times reported.

“We have control, not only of the capital but of the whole country,? President Idriss Deby said at a news conference in Chad on Wednesday.

Although the fighting in the capital Ndjamena has ended, other problems threaten the region.

According to the New York Times, the fighting has added to the tension between Chad and its neighbor Sudan. The countries already accuse one another of inciting rebellions across their shared border. The Sudanese rebels have also come to Deby’s aid, which only increases the potential for problems.

There is some fear in the international community that the area could slip into an “uncontrolled conflict? similar to the conflict that captured the region after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the New York Times said.

There is a push for international peacekeeper in the area, but the Sudanese government has delayed any such efforts. Without peacekeepers, the future of the 2.5 million refugees of both Sudan and Chad is unclear.