German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised to increase development aid to Chad. Following a meeting with Chadian President Idriss Deby in Berlin, Merkel said Germany will provide 8.9 million euros for food aid and water supplies.
Many Chadians are surprised: Since France's President Emmanuel Macron has been planning to set up asylum centers in Chad, the country has been the focus of a migration debate. But on the ground, it’s not really an issue.
Chadian President Idriss Deby has condemned the international community for its intervention in Africa. He says, the crises engulfing the continent come from outside and not within.
Barely off the plane after meeting Ethiopia's Hailemariam Desalegn, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, continues to confer with Africa's authoritarian rulers. She held talks in Berlin with Chad's Idriss Deby.
European and African leaders have met to discuss a "new relationship" to help stem illegal immigration. EU nations want to offer African nations aid - and possibly legal migration "hot spots" - in return for their help.
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