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.

Leaders won't recognise CAR 'president'

2013-04-03 22:20

African heads of state have decided that it is impossible to recognise rebel chief Michel Djotodia as president of Central African Republic, and want the country to elect a transitional president.

Chad PM resigns

2013-01-21 18:53

Chadian President Idriss Deby has appointed chief of staff Djimrangar Dadnadji as the country's new prime minister following the resignation of Emmanuel Nadingar.

Chad Cabinet resigns after Deby re-election

2011-08-11 11:13

Chad’s prime minister has tendered his cabinet’s resignation, a procedural move following the swearing in of President Idriss Deby Itno for a fourth term, a report says.

Turnout low for Chad presidential poll

2011-04-28 12:21

Turnout for Chad’s presidential poll was less than 51%, international election observers say, in a sign an opposition boycott was at least partially followed.

Chad arrests returning former rebels

2010-11-10 18:07

Four senior former Chadian rebels have been arrested on their return to the capital, say rebels and the government.

Bashir defies ICC with Chad trip

2010-07-21 19:03

Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has arrived in Chad, his first visit to a full-member state of the International Criminal Court since it demanded his arrest.

Chad: Opposition rejects vote roll

2010-04-06 15:00

Chad’s opposition has called for a “freeze” on the local voters’ roll being drawn up by the National Independent Electoral Commission ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections.

Chad PM resigns – presidency

2010-03-05 15:06

Chadian Prime Minister Youssouf Saleh Abbas has resigned, a statement from the presidency of the west African state says.

MINURCAT a failure - Deby

2010-02-10 09:39

Chad’s President Idriss Deby says his country doesn’t wish to renew the mandate of a UN peacekeeping force operating along the border with Sudan because it has failed to improve conditions.


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.

Mali crisis: Chad pledges 2 000 troops

2013-01-23 10:20

In pledging 2 000 desert-trained soldiers to fight Islamic extremists in Mali, Chad's president Idriss Deby looks set to carve out a role as a force for regional stability, analysts say.

Court rejects Habre extradition to Belgium

2012-01-12 10:54

A Senegalese court has rejected a Belgium request to extradite former Chad president Hissen Habre to Belgium to stand trial for alleged atrocities while he was in power.

Chad's Deby re-elected president

2011-05-10 10:34

Chad’s president Idriss Deby has won a presidential election by a landslide but the outcome has been rejected by the opposition as illegitimate after a boycott.

Chad delays parliamentary poll

2011-01-14 12:55

Chad has delayed its parliamentary election by a week to February 13, the election commission says in a statement.

Chad adopts new poll calendar

2010-10-09 20:51

Chad’s political parties have endorsed a new electoral calendar that moves up the presidential and legislative elections by several weeks, while pushing back local votes.

Sudan's Bashir plans Chad visit

2010-07-20 20:02

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir plans to visit Chad, his first visit to a country that recognises the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction.

New chief for UN force in Chad

2010-04-01 13:15

A UN negotiator heading talks with Chad on the future of a UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic and Chad has been made head of MINURCAT, the UN says.

UN envoy in Chad about Minurcat

2010-02-25 20:08

UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy is in Chad for talks on Ndjamena's demand for the withdrawal of the UN military force Minurcat.

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