Chad, Senegal and Kenya join battle to to succeed Dlamini-Zuma

2016-10-14 17:42

Kenya, Senegal and Chad will each nominate a candidate to become the new head of the African Union, which failed to choose a successor to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in July.

UN peacekeeper killed, 8 wounded in north Mali attack

2016-10-04 11:45

Attacks targeting a camp in northern Mali operated by the United Nations peacekeeping mission have killed one soldier from Chad and wounded eight others, the UN officials say.

Regional troops, Boko Haram clash near Lake Chad - Nigeria

2016-09-21 15:09

Nigeria's military say regional troops have recaptured a town on the shores of Lake Chad from Boko Haram, but the Islamists claim to have inflicted heavy casualties.

Jailed ex-Chad dictator Habre must compensate victims

2016-07-29 20:53

Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, sentenced to life in May for crimes against humanity, has been ordered to pay compensation to thousands of his victims of up to $33 000 each.

The trial of Hissene Habre: A pivotal case for international justice in Africa

2016-06-17 17:26

On May 30, in an African court, history was made. In an unprecedented move, a former president was convicted of human rights abuses by a foreign court while also being sentenced on counts of sexual abuse and the rape of a prisoner.

2 000 Chad troops head to Niger after Boko Haram attack

2016-06-08 17:46

About 2 000 troops from regional military powerhouse Chad have headed to neighbouring Niger, where Boko Haram insurgents inflicted heavy losses in the town of Bosso.

US welcomes conviction of Chad's ex-dictator

2016-05-30 20:06

US secretary of state has welcomed tthe conviction of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Verdict expected in landmark trial of ex-Chad dictator

2016-05-30 06:53

The verdict and sentence is set to be delivered in the trial of Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre who is accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.

Millions of Lake Chad residents need food aid

2016-05-17 05:12

More than nine million people in the Lake Chad region are in desperate need of food aid as the violent insurgency being waged there by Boko Haram rages.

Chad extends state of emergency

2016-04-26 22:07

Chad has extended by six months the state of emergency imposed in the Lake Chad region in response to cross-border attacks by Boko Haram jihadists.


Merkel heads to Mali on Africa trip focused on migrants

2016-10-09 20:59

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left for Mali, the first stop on a three-day Africa tour focused on security and stemming the migrant influx to Europe.

Niger, Chad forces kill 126 extremists since July, army says

2016-10-03 19:25

Niger's army says joint operations with Chad's military have killed at least 126 Islamic extremists since July.

Tension in Chad ahead of Deby's fifth term

2016-08-08 08:43

Chad's President Idriss Deby is set to be sworn for a fifth term in power, facing persistent resistance from an opposition that alleges his re-election was a "political hold-up".

Chadian officials' sons jailed for gang raping schoolgirl

2016-07-02 20:45

Seven sons of Chadian officials have been sentenced to 10 years in jail each, for gang raping a schoolgirl in the capital N'Djamena, a case which provoked angry protests, judicial sources say.

Niger, Chad to fight against Boko Haram

2016-06-11 07:20

Niger and Chad have decided to send troops to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram extremists to secure their borders from Islamic extremists.

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

2016-06-07 11:50

The sentencing in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré, to life in prison, was a landmark judgment in African – and potentially global – justice.

Chad's former dictator found guilty, sentenced to life for abuses

2016-05-30 14:01

A judge has declared Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture.

Chad to probe disappearance of soldiers missing since April

2016-05-18 06:15

Chadian officials say they have opened an investigation into the disappearance of more than 20 soldiers in the days before and after the April 10 presidential election.

Amnesty urges probe into missing Chad troops

2016-04-29 07:27

Amnesty International has expressed alarm over the disappearance of more than 20 soldiers and police officers in Chad since this month's presidential election.

Chad's leader, in power since 1990, secures 5th term

2016-04-22 07:56

Chad's electoral commission says President Idriss Deby has won a fifth term as president, defeating more than a dozen challengers.

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