At Least 19 Killed in South Chad in Clashes Between Farmers, Herders

N’DJAMENA—At least 19 people were killed in a flare-up of fighting between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers in south Chad last week, authorities said.
Deadly inter-communal conflicts are relatively frequent in Chad, mainly between herders and local farmers who accuse them of grazing animals on their farmland.
Chad, a regional power and ally of the West against Islamist militants in West Africa, has been in turmoil since ex-president Idriss Deby was killed on the frontline against rebels in the north last year.
The latest violence broke out in the southern rural region of Moyen–Chari, more than 480 kilometers (298 miles) from the Central African country’s capital N’Djamena….

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