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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.

Chad's Habre: desert warlord turned brutal tyrant

2017-04-28 11:57

A desert warfare specialist, Chad's Hissene Habre seized power in 1982 and quickly embraced the role of ruthless dictator, with brutal atrocities the hallmark of his eight-year reign of terror.

Final verdict for Chad's Habre on war crimes appeal

2017-04-27 11:12

Chad's former president Hissene Habre will learn on Thursday if his lawyers' appeal against sentences for war crimes, crimes against humanity and rape have been successful, following his landmark conviction by a special court last year.

 

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.

Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre

2017-04-28 09:54

An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges

From exile to appeal: Key dates since Habre fled Chad

2017-04-26 07:30

Key dates in Chad since the overthrow of former dictator Hissene Habre to his appeal against a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity alleged to have occurred between 1982 and 1990:

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