Chad's president to run for fifth term

2016-02-10 07:59

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno, who has been in power since 1990, will run for a fifth term in office after being chosen as his party's candidate.

UN asks Chad for answers over CAR rebel leader visit

2016-02-06 09:01

UN officials are demanding the Chadian government explain why a Central African rebel leader has been able to travel freely to Chad in defiance of Security Council sanctions against him.

Extremist attacks displace 1000s from Chad islands

2015-12-08 22:42

A United Nations official in Chad says attacks by Nigeria's Islamic extremist group on Lake Chad islands have displaced thousands of people.

Senegal bans burqas

2015-11-17 22:22

The West African nation of Senegal says it's banning the most conservative Islamic apparel worn by women.

West Africa conference focuses on threat posed by jihadists

2015-11-10 11:03

Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further their attacks, security experts have said at the opening of a regional conference on the jihadist threat.

State of emergency declared at Lake Chad

2015-11-09 20:03

Chad's government instituted a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region due to Boko Haram militants gathering there.

Boko Haram suicide bombing kills two in Chad - security source

2015-11-08 14:13

A twin suicide bombing by women attackers in the flashpoint area of Lake Chad has killed two people and wounded 14 others, a security source in the Chadian capital N'Djamena says.

Lake Chad clashes leave 14 Boko Haram members dead

2015-11-01 15:30

The Chadian government says that soldiers repelled two attacks by Boko Haram on army posts around Lake Chad, leaving 14 militants dead.

Chad arrests 62 women for wearing veils after bombings

2015-10-16 08:22

Chad police have arrested 62 women for wearing full veils in public as the country steps up security following multiple suicide bombing attacks, a police spokesperson says.

Many wounded in suspected Boko Haram attack in Chad

2015-10-10 21:34

Many people were wounded in Chad in a triple bombing targeting a market and refugee camp in the village of Baga Sola, near the Nigerian border, that security sources blamed on Boko Haram.


Habre had power of life and death

2016-02-09 08:36

Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre had the 'power of life and death' over his people, a lawyer for victims of atrocities carried out during his 1980s reign says.

Almost 90 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

2016-01-31 19:37

Around 90 people are feared to have died when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, the army and local residents say.

Triple suicide attack kills 27 on Lake Chad island - source

2015-12-05 16:47

At least 27 people have been killed and more than 80 wounded in a triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad, a security source in the capital, N'Djamena has said.

Thousand schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year

2015-11-16 17:07

Boko Haram Islamists have destroyed an estimated 1 100 schools this year in their stronghold region surrounding Lake Chad.

West Africa conference focuses on jihadist threat

2015-11-10 05:58

Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further their attacks, security experts have warned.

'Significant oil find' possible in Lake Chad basin - Nigeria

2015-11-09 15:50

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says its "may well be on the verge of a significant oil find" in the Lake Chad area, which has been blighted by Boko Haram-related violence.

Africa's Lake Chad could fuel new migrant crisis: UN

2015-11-08 09:46

A perfect storm of drought, poverty and armed conflict in Africa's Lake Chad basin could fuel Europe's migrant crisis if world leaders fall short at two crucial summits on migration and climate change this year, a UN official warned.

Trial against Chad ex-dictator Habre postponed to next year

2015-10-28 15:07

The war crimes trial against Chadian former president Hissene Habre has been postponed to early next year in Senegal’s capital Dakar to give witnesses more time to testify.

41 killed in Lake Chad blasts blamed on Boko Haram

2015-10-11 16:01

Forty-one people have been killed in triple explosions in a Chadian city on the shores of Lake Chad, blamed on the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram, the government says.

Boko Haram militants kill at least 11 Chad troops

2015-10-06 16:31

Suspected militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram group have killed at least 11 soldiers from neighbouring Chad in a overnight attack in a border region, a Chadian military source said.

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