The story: Rare Qatari mediation in Africa has helped facilitate the signing of a peace accord between Chad’s ruling transitional military council and more than 40 opposition parties. The Aug. 8 “Doha Peace Agreement” seeks to establish a national dialogue in the Sahelian country later this year, ahead of fresh presidential elections. Qatar has been mediating an end to fighting in Chad since March.
The coverage: The Qatari foreign ministry declared on Aug. 8 that the signing of the peace agreement will “pave the for the start of the comprehensive and sovereign national dialogue…with a view to achieving national reconciliation.”
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