The Union and Council of Chadian Youth for Immediate and Radical Change in the Republic of Chad – A Revolution for Democracy in Africa
New York, May 2016:
The Chadian people of the USA and Africans of the diaspora are rallying on the 24th of June 2016 in front of the United Nations Organization at 405 East 42nd Street New York, NY.
The first reason why this is taken place: in Chad, the latest presidential elections were fraudulently bamboozled and we, the Chadian people are asking the president of the Republic of Chad to step down immediately.
That request’s a result of our continuous state of poverty, the Chadian government ineffectiveness in creating jobs for Chadians and the blatant use of corruption in all sectors of living. Many of the young people in Chad suffer from the issues that have resulted from the current government’s mishandling of the wealth of the Chadian people. Amnesty International is also reporting the kidnapping of key individuals in Chad who have opposed the current regime:
“The situation is worrying. In our report we criticize the arbitrary arrests, illegal detentions and restrictions on freedom of expression that occur in Chad. Hundreds of people are arrested at regular intervals – they are arrested illegally – that is the problem! Freedom of expression has been eroded away – only recently there was a wave of arrests in which journalists and members of parliament were detained. These journalists can no longer practice their profession or make use of their right to free speech because they live in fear of being arrested again.”
Prior to that, Idriss Déby Itno (Chad’s president) was given the opportunity to use the multi millions of dollars that came as a result of Chad’s petroleum to build infrastructures and improve the socio-economic state of Chadian people (the first barrels were extracted in 2004) and since early 2000, nothing major has taken place. The 3rd why is we, African people are tired of dictatorships.
That manifestation is a result of our desperate need for a new mentality in Africains. Our actions today will bring about radical change in Africa if and only if we are united. We want our stand to be of a revolutionary nature hence, we are urging our sisters and brothers from not only Chad but Algeria, Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia and all over the world to join us in this revolution.
We know that it will not take one day and for that reason, we are ready. Our request is as genuine and as urgent as it gets and this is the most recent why we (Chadians of the diaspora are manifesting): Idriss Deby Itno must step down in order for democracy to be a reality for the Republic of Chad.