ARTICLES RELATING TO IDRISS DEBY

More co-operation needed against Boko Haram - Chad

2015-05-12 14:17

Chad's president Idriss Deby has called for better co-ordination between coalition forces fighting Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, warning that the group has been wounded but not defeated.

Ex-Chad leader's security chiefs jailed for life

2015-03-25 16:31

Seven of former Chadian leader Hissene Habre's security chiefs have been jailed for life for totire and murder by a special court in the capital N'Djamena.

Chad leads fight against Boko Haram

2015-01-22 20:39

Chad's President Idriss Deby has secured control of regional operations against deadly Boko Haram Islamists, riding roughshod over his supposed allies.

Chad joins Boko Haram fray

2015-01-20 05:00

The Chadian army is putting 400 military vehicles, attack helicopters, and a number of soldiers amassed in northern Cameroon into action against Boko Haram.

Call for more UN boots on the ground in CAR

2014-02-19 10:27

Chad's president Idriss Deby has called on the UN to commit more troops to the Central African Republic in order to end the crisis in the strife-torn country.

Chad leader appoints economist as new PM

2013-11-22 11:45

Chad’s president Idriss Deby has named a new PM, hours after the previous head of government resigned along with his cabinet as parliament prepared to examine a motion of censure against them.

Mali's new leader thanks Chad for support

2013-08-28 10:07

Mali's president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has flown to Chad to thank the central African country for its backing in Bamako’s fight against armed groups linked to al-Qaeda, his office says.

Chad emerges as African power broker

2013-05-08 10:42

Chad’s president, a survivor of countless rebellions, has stepped into a void left by Africa’s traditional heavyweights and turned his desert nation into a powerbroker as France disengages from its former colonies.

Chad to withdraw troops from Mali

2013-04-15 18:47

Chad's parliament has voted overwhelmingly for a gradual withdrawal of troops from Mali where 36 have died in a French-led campaign to oust armed Islamists from the north of the country.

Calls for Zuma to establish inquiry

2013-04-04 13:38

President Jacob Zuma should establish a commission of inquiry to determine why South African troops were sent to (CAR), the UDM says.

 

Chad accuses Nigeria of failing to help fight Boko Haram

2015-03-27 20:50

Chad has accused Nigeria of downplaying the threat from Boko Haram and failing to co-operate with the regional coalition battling the jihadists, saying there had been zero contact between their armies.

Central, West African leaders to meet over Boko Haram

2015-03-19 12:23

Central and West African states are set to hold a summit next month to agree a common strategy to combat the Boko Haram insurgency, their leaders say.

Boko Haram claims Baga attack, threatens Nigeria neighbours

2015-01-21 08:23

Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the worst in its six-year insurgency and threatened Nigeria’s neighbours, as talks began for a regional response to the militants.

We need to do more to address conflicts - Zuma

2014-06-26 11:57

President Jacob Zuma has urged closer co-operation between the AU's Peace and Security Council and the UN Security Council, in light of Africa's limited resources to tackle crises on its own.

CAR lawmakers fly to Chad amid crisis summit

2014-01-09 21:11

All deputies in the CAR's transitional parliament are to be flown to Chad, where leaders are holding a special regional summit aiming to restore peace, an official has said.

Chad gives journo suspended jail term

2013-08-30 08:02

A court in Chad’s capital has sentenced the managing editor of news weekly Abba Garde to a suspended jail term and a fine for criticising the regime.

African states join forces to tackle piracy

2013-06-27 09:17

West and central African nations have agreed to create a regional centre for co-ordinating the fight against a sharp rise in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

CAR's Djotodia recognised by region

2013-04-18 22:57

Leaders of the Central Africa regional bloc have recognised Michel Djotodia as transitional head of the Central African Republic but stopped short of embracing him as president.

CAR strongman 'accepts ECCAS decisions'

2013-04-04 13:56

CAR's rebel strongman Michel Djotodia has accepted the outcome of a regional summit of the country’s crisis which called for the election of a new interim leader following last month’s coup.

Zuma pulling troops from CAR

2013-04-03 22:23

South African troops will pull out of Central African Republic, President Jacob Zuma has told a regional summit on the post-coup crisis.

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