Boko Haram suicide attacks in Niger kill at least 4

2015-10-04 21:07

Suspected Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram group has killed at least four people in suicide attacks across the border in Niger.

Chad president messes with Boko Haram's mind

2015-08-14 21:00

If Chadian President Idriss Deby is to be believed, Abubakar Shekau, the bearded and bandoliered leader of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, is no more.

Chadian leader: Boko Haram has been 'decapitated'

2015-08-12 10:37

Chad’s president Idriss Deby has declared that efforts to combat neighbouring Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadists have succeeded in “decapitating” the group and would be wrapped up “by the end of the year”.

Chad's president vows no impunity for those behind twin attacks

2015-06-17 06:01

Chad's President Idriss Deby has vowed there would be no impunity for those who masterminded twin suicide bombings that killed 24 people and wounded more than 100 day earlier.

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.


Senegal court says receives war crimes complaint against Chad’s Deby

2015-09-03 17:21

The Senegalese court trying ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for atrocities has received a complaint of rights abuses against his successor, it says.

Chad says new Boko Haram leader ready to talk

2015-08-12 21:41

Chad's leader says Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremist group has a new leader ready to negotiate.

Chad reintroduces death penalty with anti-terror law

2015-07-31 07:53

Chad has reintroduced the death penalty just six months after its abolition, as legislators passed a stringent anti-terror bill in the face of a spate of deadly Boko Haram attacks.

Nigerian president to visit Chad, Niger

2015-06-01 22:35

Nigeria's new president is to visit Chad, Niger on his first official trip; all nations fighting Boko Haram.

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.

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