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Chad's Habre awaits appeal verdict for war crimes

2017-04-25 16:00

Chad's former president Hissene Habre is set to hear the final decision on an appeal against a life sentence for war crimes following his landmark conviction last year.

10 killed in Chad as convoy of detainees comes under attack

2017-04-13 10:17

Authorities in the Central African nation of Chad say at least 10 people are dead after a convoy transporting detainees came under attack

Abducted French national is 'in Sudan': Chad minister

2017-03-24 18:31

A French national abducted from southeastern Chad is in neighbouring Sudan, a Chadian minister has said. .

Three dead as suicide blasts rock Nigeria migrant camp

2017-03-22 21:05

At least four suicide blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials say.

Boko Haram's Shekau reappears, criticises Cameroon 'lies'

2017-03-17 16:33

Boko Haram's elusive leader has made his first appearance in months, claiming responsibility for a spate of suicide bombings and rejecting claims that scores of his fighters have been killed.

Chad reopens border crossing with Libya

2017-03-03 20:27

Chad has reopened one of its border crossings with chaos-wracked Libya, having shut it down in January citing a "potential terrorist infiltration", the government has said.

UN Security Council visit to draw attention to Lake Chad crisis

2017-03-02 11:57

The UN Security Council envoys are set to travel to the Lake Chad region, where famine, the Boko Haram insurgency, climate change and poor governance have collided to create one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

Chad president names film-maker culture, tourism minister

2017-02-07 12:08

Chad's president Idriss Deby has named award-winning art-house movie director Mahamat Saleh Haroun as minister of culture, tourism and crafts as part of a government reshuffle.

Chad's Deby postpones elections, citing lack of funds

2017-02-03 18:32

Chad's veteran President Idriss Deby has announced a further postponement of parliamentary elections initially due in 2015, blaming a lack of funds as the oil-exporter struggles with a drop in oil prices.

AU leaders 'endorse' Dlamini-Zuma for SA's next president as they say goodbye

2017-02-01 08:32

African Union leaders bade farewell to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by giving her ringing endorsements for her battle back home.

 

Boko Haram raid killed nine Nigerian soldiers

2017-04-21 13:21

Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources have said.

116 million African children to get polio vaccines: WHO

2017-03-24 20:33

The World Health Organization says 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent.

French national abducted in Chad: French military source

2017-03-23 19:04

A French national has been abducted in the central African nation of Chad, a French military source has said.

Cameroon expelled 2 600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

2017-03-21 19:37

More than 2 600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, says the UN.

UN Security Council begins Africa trip focused on Boko Haram

2017-03-03 21:33

The UN Security Council has kicked off a visit to spotlight Africa's worst humanitarian crisis as millions face hunger amid the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

Chad journalist released from detention

2017-03-02 21:31

A Chadian journalist has been released without charge after four days in detention over the publication of an article criticising the country's president..

The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'

2017-02-23 21:19

An international conference in Oslo aims to raise $1.5bn to help people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

Sahel leaders say terror threat requires immediate action

2017-02-06 22:06

Africa's Sahel region risks becoming a "space for terrorists" unless immediate, co-ordinated action is taken, Chad's President Idriss Deby warned, as the area's leaders gathered for security talks in the Malian capital.

Top Africa stories: Mawarire, AU, Malema

2017-02-01 19:46

Zimbabwe's pastor Mwarire has been detained at the Harare International Airport, and African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the ICC.

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