ARTICLES RELATING TO IDRISS DEBY

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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