Chad opposition figures held as police disperse march

The arrests came during an attempt by the opposition to defy a ban by President Idriss Deby's (pictured) government on a demonstration organised as public anger soared over the nation's growing economic crisisN’Djamena (AFP) – Several opposition activists and politicians were detained on Thursday in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, after the government banned a rally following a failed bid to hold a vote of no confidence. The arrests came during an attempt by the opposition to defy a ban by President Idriss Deby’s government on a demonstration organised as public anger soared over the nation’s growing economic crisis. “Some 30 people were arrested,” opposition chief Saleh Kebzabo told AFP.

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