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Refugees fleeing Boko Haram endure 'hell on earth' in Niger

2017-09-14 18:03

"Sai wahala!" - in Hausa means "there's big trouble" - exclaims Zara Moustapha, living with more than 12 000 displaced Nigeriens and refugees from Nigeria in the N'Gaman desert camp in southeast Niger.

Chad shuts Qatari embassy, tells staff to leave

2017-08-23 18:10

Chad says it is closing Qatar's embassy in N'Djamena and giving its staff 10 days to leave, accusing Doha of seeking to destabilise the country via Libya.

AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping

2017-07-06 11:53

The African Union's new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat has questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel.

8 Chadian troops killed in clashes with Boko Haram

2017-06-26 16:32

Eight Chadian soldiers were killed in fierce fighting with Boko Haram insurgents at the weekend on islands on Lake Chad, which borders four countries on the edge of the Sahara, Chad's army has said.

UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

2017-06-21 19:31

The UN Security Council unanimously has adopted a resolution that paves the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.

France says UN likely to support Sahel anti-jihadist force

2017-06-15 21:58

France's foreign minister has said he was confident "we will get there" in convincing a reluctant United States to give United Nations backing to an anti-jihadist force drawn from five African countries.

US opposes UN authorizing 5 countries to fight extremists

2017-06-10 11:02

The United States is opposing a French-drafted UN resolution that would authorise military action by five countries in Africa's vast Sahel region against extremist groups

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Lesotho, S Sudan

2017-06-02 21:01

President Robert Mugabe has kicked off a nationwide series of rallies to drum up support from youths ahead of 2018 election, and South Sudan Rebel leader Riek Machar tells UN that SA has been "hospitable".

France reports release of citizen abducted in Chad

2017-05-09 06:05

The French president's office says a French citizen who was kidnapped in Chad in March has been released.

Around 20 jihadists killed or captured in Mali's north

2017-05-01 13:28

French soldiers killed or captured about 20 jihadists in Mali's restive north where a French soldier was killed on April 5, the French chief of staff has said.

 

Life returns to Lake Chad island despite Boko Haram threat

2017-08-29 17:34

Gaou Moussa stands in front of his family home nestled in the dense vegetation of Chad's Tchoukouli island, where burnt straw and charred wood still litter the ground from a Boko Haram attack three years ago.

At least 18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

2017-08-14 20:51

At least 18 people including eight or more foreigners were gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, officials have said, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with expats.

France's Macron due in Mali to back Sahel anti-jihad force

2017-06-30 19:28

President Emmanuel Macron is due in Mali on Sunday to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, as France beefs up its counter-terror operations in the area.

Chad threatens to pull peacekeepers out of African ops

2017-06-25 19:57

Chadian president Idriss Deby Itno has threatened to pull his country's troops out of African peacekeeping operations because of a lack of financial support to the cash-strapped country.

France, US agree UN draft on anti-jihadist Sahel force

2017-06-20 22:07

France and the United States have reached an agreement on a draft UN resolution that would pave the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region, diplomats have said.

Chad settles tax dispute with foreign oil firms

2017-06-11 10:12

Chad, one of the African countries hit hardest by the drop in oil prices, has announced that it had reached an accord with a group of foreign energy companies ending a tax dispute.

Why are Sahel countries deploying an anti-jihad force?

2017-06-07 20:08

France has asked the UN Security Council to authorise the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists and criminality in the Sahel region, with a vote expected as early as next week.

Chad blasts UN report on troop abuses in CAR

2017-06-02 15:30

Chad has strongly objected to a UN report accusing its soldiers of abuses in Central African Republic in an official letter.

Boko Haram attack in Chad kills nine troops, 40 jihadists: sources

2017-05-06 20:01

Nine Chadian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an army post in the Lake Chad region on Friday, local and security sources told AFP.

African dictator's trial opens path to justice elsewhere

2017-04-28 15:41

Souleymane Guengueng was barely able to walk or see when the prison doors swung open and he and hundreds of others were released in Chad in 1990 after dictator Hissene Habre fled.

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