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Landmine kills Chadian peacekeeper in Mali

2014-09-15 06:04

A Chadian UN peacekeeper has been killed and several others injured when their vehicle struck a landmine in northern Mali, military sources in the country says.

Obama sends $10m for French action in Africa

2014-08-11 20:20

US President Barack Obama has authorised $10m in military aid for a major French counter-terrorism mission in the Sahel region of West Africa.

France announces new operation in Africa

2014-07-19 22:00

France has announced the redeployment of 3 000 troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to help fight terrorism in the region.

African, western countries create intelligence unit

2014-06-12 09:07

An external intelligence response unit has been created by five African and three Western countries as a result of a summit on terrorism held in May, an official says.

Nigeria, neighbours to join forces over kidnapping

2014-05-17 18:35

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan meets with leaders of neighbouring states in Paris for talks aimed at forging a strategy against Boko Haram holding more than 200 schoolgirls.

France to host summit on Boko Haram

2014-05-12 10:25

France has offered to host a summit with Nigeria and its neighbours focused on Islamist militant group Boko Haram, President Francois Hollande says.

Chad pulls out all troops from CAR

2014-04-16 19:15

Chad said it had withdrawn its entire contingent from the CAR, in the wake of accusations its troops had carried out an unprovoked attack in the capital Bangui last month.

Habre lawyers say war crimes trial 'political'

2014-04-11 08:56

The lawyers for Chad’s former dictator Hissene Habre say his prosecution in Senegal for genocide is politically motivated and driven by the Chadian spy agency.

UN - Chad troops in unprovoked CAR killings

2014-04-04 20:58

The UN has accused Chadian soldiers of carrying out an unprovoked attack when they opened fire in a crowded market in Central African capital Bangui.

UN: Chadian troops killed 30 in CAR attack

2014-04-04 12:17

Chadian soldiers killed 30 civilians and seriously wounded more than 300 in an indiscriminate attack on a market in Bangui in March, the UN says.

Chad troops defend actions in CAR

2014-03-31 22:03

Chadian soldiers have defended clashes in the Central African Republic which left 32 dead.

African nations to boost Sahel security

2014-02-17 08:59

The leaders of Mauritania, Mali, Chad and Burkina Faso have agreed to create a regional organisation to strengthen co-operation on development and security in the Sahel region.

$2bn needed to combat Sahel hunger

2014-02-04 07:41

The UN is seeking $2bn this year to combat food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region, where 1.2 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of violence.

 

Chad frees Boko captives at border

2014-08-15 22:29

Chadian soldiers have killed most of the Boko Haram insurgents and set free most of the captives from the recent abduction.

Chad ends Chinese permits over alleged violations

2014-08-10 18:00

Chad has decided to withdraw five exploration permits issued to Chinese oil giant CNPC and press charges over a $1.2bn fine for environmental violations.

French president Hollande visits Niger

2014-07-18 14:20

France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.

US deploys troops to help find Nigerian girls

2014-05-21 22:14

The United States has deployed about 80 military personnel to Chad as part of its effort to help find and return more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Chad closes borders with CAR

2014-05-12 17:31

Chad has announced it is shutting down its southern border with the strife-wracked Central African Republic until the conflict in the poor, landlocked nation is resolved.

Gunmen kill 15 in raid on CAR border town

2014-05-02 22:15

Gunmen have killed about 15 people, including children, in an attack on a town in Central African Republic near the border with Chad.

Glencore to buy Chad oil firm

2014-04-14 22:00

Glencore Xstrata has agreed to buy Caracal Energy - a deal that will allow the commodity giant to expand in the oil sector.

Chad slams UN accusations over CAR killings

2014-04-05 14:02

Chad has dismissed "defamatory" UN accusations that its troops carried out an unprovoked attack in a crowded market in the Central African Republic, killing at least 30 people.

CAR 'regrets' Chad decision to withdraw troops

2014-04-04 12:17

CAR "regrets" a decision by Chad to withdraw from the peacekeeping force trying to quell sectarian violence in the country, an official says.

Chad troops withdraw from CAR

2014-04-03 17:57

Chad has announced that it was withdrawing from the African peacekeeping force in CAR after being accused of siding with a mainly Muslim movement that seized power last year.

Call for more UN boots on the ground in CAR

2014-02-19 10:27

Chad's president Idriss Deby has called on the UN to commit more troops to the Central African Republic in order to end the crisis in the strife-torn country.

1 000s of Muslims flee strife-torn CAR

2014-02-07 14:30

Thousands of Muslims accompanied by heavily armed Chadian troops are fleeing for their lives in the capital of Central African Republic.

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