Chad orders German ambassador to leave country within 48 hours

People walks past a poster of Chad's late president Idriss Deby in a street in Ndjamena on April 24, 2021. (PHOTO / AFP)

YAOUNDE – Chad has ordered the German ambassador, Jan Christian Gordon Kricke, to leave the country within 48 hours, according to a statement by the country's government spokesman, Aziz Mahamat Saleh.

"This decision of the government is motivated by the discourteous attitude and the non-respect of diplomatic practices by the German ambassador," Saleh said in the statement released late Friday.

There were no further details relating to the expulsion.

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Kricke has been the German ambassador to the Central African nation since July 2021.