Chad appoints new ministers to quell unrest
- General Daoud Yaya, who formerly headed the gendarmerie, was appointed defense minister, replacing Bichara Issa who was dropped from the cabinet.
- Oumar Yaya Hissein was named communications minister and government spokesman.
- Former security minister Ahmat Mahamat Bachir told AFP that the government was battling "miners, arms traffickers and slave traders" adding: "The situation is totally under control."
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