UN office criticises Chad for execution of 10

2015-09-01 14:00

The UN's main human rights office is criticising Chad's execution of 10 Boko Haram members by firing squad.

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death

2015-08-29 16:40

Ten members of Boko Haram have been sentenced to death in Chad for crimes including murder and the use of explosives.

Boko Haram attacks displace about 40 000 in Chad

2015-08-21 17:13

Around 40 000 people have fled their homes in Chad in the past two weeks following attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to an aid agency.

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.

'Strategy rethink needed' as Boko Haram shifts to suicide attacks

2015-08-11 07:43

A west African regional force set up to fight Boko Haram will need "local intelligence" to root out Islamic insurgents forced on the run by national army offensives, security experts say.

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.

At least 13 Boko Haram militants killed in raids on Chadian villages

2015-07-27 21:04

At least 13 suspected Boko Haram militants and three civilians have been killed in separate attacks after the insurgents raided several remote localities around Lake Chad, Chadian security sources say.

Chad ex-dictator taken in and out of court

2015-07-20 18:42

Chad ex-dictator Hissene Habre has been taken into and then out of court for his trial in Senegal.

Senegal to stage 'historic' trial of Chadian former despot Habre

2015-07-19 12:03

Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre is set to make history as he goes on trial in Senegal over his regime's brutality - the first time a despot from one African country has been called to account by another.

Boko Haram steps up attacks in northern Cameroon - source

2015-07-13 17:57

At least a dozen civilians and a Chadian soldier have been killed in two suicide attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northern Cameroon town of Fotokol.


Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members

2015-08-29 21:58

Chad has executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

Boko Haram suspects on trial in Chad

2015-08-26 21:06

Ten suspected Boko Haram members have gone on trial in Chad over their alleged roles in twin attacks that killed 38 people.

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”.

Guinea ready to join regional fight

2015-08-05 21:37

Guinean President Alpha Conde says the country is ready to help in the regional fight against Islamist militants from Boko Haram.

Nigeria, Cameroon seek closer partnership

2015-07-29 19:32

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a two-day visit to Cameroon in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbours.

15 dead after blast at market in Nigeria - police

2015-07-26 14:22

A blast set off by a female suicide bomber tore through a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu, killing at least 15 people, a police spokesperson says.

Trial of Chad's ex-dictator Habre begins in Senegal

2015-07-20 11:44

A landmark trial against Chadian ex-president Hissene Habre has begun in Senegal’s capital Dakar, with at least 2 500 of the dictator’s victims submitting their testimonies.

US condemns 'horrific' attacks by Boko Haram in Chad

2015-07-14 09:02

The United States on Monday roundly condemned Boko Haram's "horrific and indiscriminate" attack targeting civilians in Chad, as well as recent assaults elsewhere in Africa by the radical militants.

Chad warning on veil ban

2015-07-12 20:48

Chadian police have warned that anyone found wearing the Muslim full-face veil would be arrested, after a Boko Haram suicide bombing in the capital.

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