Mobile communications restored in Chadian capital
Published on: 14th Feb 2008
Note -- this news article is more than a year old.
APA N'Djamena (Chad) Mobile networks cut on 2 February, at the height of the fighting between the army and the rebels which captured N'djamena for a few hours, were restored Wednesday afternoon, APA noted here.
Water and electricity supplies had also been cut, complicating further the living conditions of the people who fled the Chadian capital to take refuge in the south of the country or neighbouring countries like Cameroon and Nigeria.
The restoration of mobile telephony marks a return to normalcy in N'djamena.
The people are yet to return because of the rampant insecurity and the summary executions still ongoing in the city, despite the calls the authorities made asking them to come back.
Early this week, the Chadian Health minister Professor Avocksouma went to the Cameroonian locality of Kousseri (north) where many inhabitants of N'djamena took refuge.
The Chadian refugees loudly booed him and even threw stones at him whereas the Health minister just went there only to ask them to return to the country.