ARTICLES RELATING TO IDRISS DEBY ITNO

Call for dialogue over Central Africa conflict

2014-06-28 11:10

All sides involved in the deadly conflict in the CAR need to work together if the country is to get over the current gridlock, the president of neighbouring Chad says.

Chad jets targeted Darfur rebels

2013-05-16 22:02

Chad's air force has targeted Sudanese rebels along the Darfur border after, a breakaway rebel leader reputedly backed by N'Djamena was killed, the insurgents have charged.

Chad calls for rapid troop deployment

2013-02-27 21:08

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has urged the Malian army and West African force to speed up the deployment of troops to northern Mali.

C Africa, Chad discuss security threats

2012-05-07 08:50

Central African Republic President Francois Bozize and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno have discussed security on their shared border at a meeting in Bangui, a joint statement says.

Chad denies it tortured rebel leader

2011-09-17 20:18

Chad has "categorically denied" claims that it tortured a late rebel leader while he was in prison.

Chad's Deby pledges war on graft

2011-08-08 22:35

Idriss Deby Itno has vowed he would battle corruption as he was sworn in as president of Chad for a new five-year term.

Voting begins in Chad election

2011-04-25 10:35

Voting has begun in the first round of Chad's presidential election with incumbent Idriss Deby Itno virtually assured of victory after his three main rivals boycotted the polls.

President's party wins Chad election

2011-02-28 09:54

The party of Chad’s president Idriss Deby Itno and its allies has won an absolute majority of national assembly seats in the February 13 general election, provisional results show.

Deby offers amnesty to war prisoners

2011-01-11 10:38

Chad’s president Idriss Deby Itno has issued an amnesty for all rebel prisoners of war ahead of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence, a report says.

Deby criticises French presence

2010-08-12 07:28

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has criticised France's military presence in the country in comments to mark the 50th anniversary of independence from its former colonial ruler.

Sudan, Chad 'turned the page'

2010-02-09 17:30

Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir has said that Sudan had "completely turned the page" in its conflict with Chad and was ready to fully normalise relations.

Chad, Sudan to normalise ties

2009-10-13 15:52

The chairperson of the Commission of the AU, Jean Ping has expressed hopes of a swift normalisation of relations between Chad and Sudan and welcomed new talks underway.

Deby wants 'definitive solution'

2009-05-30 14:28

Chad's president wants a "definitive solution" to his country's conflict with Sudan, he said in Sabratha west of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

 

Habre lawyers say war crimes trial 'political'

2014-04-11 08:56

The lawyers for Chad’s former dictator Hissene Habre say his prosecution in Senegal for genocide is politically motivated and driven by the Chadian spy agency.

Mali conflict in bloodiest phase

2013-03-05 22:29

France says that dozens of Islamist militants have been killed in the bloodiest phase of the Mali conflict to date, but it remained unclear if key commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar was among them.

Senegal willing to try Chadian ex-dictator

2012-07-20 22:14

Senegal says it is willing to try Chadian ex-dictator Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity after the International Court of Justice ruled he must be tried there or extradited.

Chad's ruling party wins local polls

2012-02-07 08:52

Chad's ruling MPS party has won the majority of seats in the main cities in the country’s first local elections, according to provisional results, as the opposition complains of electoral fraud.

Chad rebel leader 'killed by torture'

2011-09-16 10:05

A Chad rebel group says its military commander, who was arrested last year but pardoned in January, has died from health complications related to the torture he suffered in prison, rebels say.

Bashir attends Deby inauguration

2011-08-08 07:39

Sudan president Omar al Bashir, wanted by the ICC for alleged war crimes, has arrived in Chad where he will attend the swearing-in ceremony of the re-elected head of sate Idriss Deby Itno.

Chad elections postponed

2011-03-22 09:49

Chad’s Independent National Electoral Commission says it has postponed a presidential election until April 24, a delay of three weeks, to be able to organise the poll better.

Child soldiers continue in Chad

2011-02-10 22:07

Boys as young as 13 are still being used as soldiers by the Chadian national army and armed groups on the border with Sudan.

Chad elections delayed

2010-09-26 21:28

Chad's national election commission has delayed its electoral calendar, delaying parliamentary and local elections to 2011.

Chad rebels unite to oust president

2010-05-16 22:17

Four rebel groups in Chad have announced they have formed a new coalition with the aim of overturning President Idriss Deby Itno "by any means".

Deby makes peace plea to rebels

2010-01-01 19:09

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno called on rebel forces in the troubled nation to lay down their weapons, saying constant conflict was hindering development.

Ban alarmed by Darfur violence

2009-07-21 08:42

The UN boss Ban Ki-moon is concerned about rising violence in Sudan's west Darfur and reports of bombings that threaten to escalate tensions between Sudan and Chad.

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