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Chad's Habre: desert warlord turned brutal tyrant

2017-04-28 11:57

A desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of ruthless dictator, with brutal atrocities the hallmark of his eight-year reign of terror.

Chad journalist released from detention

2017-03-02 21:31

A Chadian journalist has been released without charge after four days in detention over the publication of an article criticising the country's president..

Sahel leaders say terror threat requires immediate action

2017-02-06 22:06

Africa's Sahel region risks becoming a "space for terrorists" unless immediate, co-ordinated action is taken, Chad's President Idriss Deby warned, as the area's leaders gathered for security talks in the Malian capital.

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat, a career politician at AU helm

2017-01-30 20:45

As Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been at the forefront of the fight against Islamists in Nigeria, Mali and the Sahel, raising his profile at home and abroad.

Appeal of Chad's Habre opens January 9 - court

2016-12-21 13:34

The appeal of Chad's former president Hissene Habre against his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity will open on January 9, the special tribunal who tried him says.

Merkel heads to Mali on Africa trip focused on migrants

2016-10-09 20:59

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left for Mali, the first stop on a three-day Africa tour focused on security and stemming the migrant influx to Europe.

Chad to probe disappearance of soldiers missing since April

2016-05-18 06:15

Chadian officials say they have opened an investigation into the disappearance of more than 20 soldiers in the days before and after the April 10 presidential election.

Chad's leader, in power since 1990, secures 5th term

2016-04-22 07:56

Chad's electoral commission says President Idriss Deby has won a fifth term as president, defeating more than a dozen challengers.

French writer expelled from Chad

2016-04-18 16:53

A French author who has denounced President Idriss Deby's regime in Chad and who was detained on arriving in N'Djamena, has been expelled to neighbouring Cameroon.

Internet cut in Chad after tense polls

2016-04-11 22:51

The internet has remained mysteriously cut in Chad's capital a day after elections held amid tight security.

 

Final verdict for Chad's Habre on war crimes appeal

2017-04-27 11:12

Chad's former president Hissene Habre will learn on Thursday if his lawyers' appeal against sentences for war crimes, crimes against humanity and rape have been successful, following his landmark conviction by a special court last year.

Chad president names film-maker culture, tourism minister

2017-02-07 12:08

Chad's president Idriss Deby has named award-winning art-house movie director Mahamat Saleh Haroun as minister of culture, tourism and crafts as part of a government reshuffle.

Chad's Deby postpones elections, citing lack of funds

2017-02-03 18:32

Chad's veteran President Idriss Deby has announced a further postponement of parliamentary elections initially due in 2015, blaming a lack of funds as the oil-exporter struggles with a drop in oil prices.

Africa's big men: The continent's long-serving leaders

2017-01-19 14:17

Who are the nine longest-serving leaders in Africa and how long have they been in power?

Chad opposition figures held as police disperse march

2016-11-18 16:01

Several opposition activists and politicians have been detained in the Chadian capital N'Djamena, after the government banned a rally following a failed bid to hold a vote of no confidence.

Tension in Chad ahead of Deby's fifth term

2016-08-08 08:43

Chad's President Idriss Deby is set to be sworn for a fifth term in power, facing persistent resistance from an opposition that alleges his re-election was a "political hold-up".

Amnesty urges probe into missing Chad troops

2016-04-29 07:27

Amnesty International has expressed alarm over the disappearance of more than 20 soldiers and police officers in Chad since this month's presidential election.

US warns of links between ISIS, Boko Haram

2016-04-21 05:44

Senior US officials are warning of deepening links between the Islamic State and Boko Haram, want government in Chad to help

Four Chad opposition leaders get suspended sentences

2016-04-14 19:03

A Chadian court has handed down four-month suspended sentences on four civil society leaders arrested for urging anti-government protests ahead of a presidential election last weekend.

Chad in 'explosive situation' ahead of vote

2016-03-03 07:55

Chad faces an 'explosive situation' in the run-up to presidential elections in April, the country's opposition leader has warned.

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