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.

Testimony mounts in Habre trial

2015-09-24 12:17

As an avalanche of testimony overwhelms exiled dictator Hissene Habre, his lawyers say there is no smoking gun linking him to the atrocities of 1980s Chad.

More than 40 000 dead under Chad's Habre

2015-09-15 21:59

The number of Chadians killed under the brutal regime of ex-dictator Hissene Habre far exceeded the frequently-quoted estimate of 40 000, his trial in Senegal for atrocities has heard.

Boko Haram attacks creating major hunger crisis in Lake Chad area-WFP

2015-09-11 22:33

New Boko Haram attacks have created a major hunger crisis in Africa's Lake Chad region with malnutrition reaching "catastrophic" levels in some areas, the World Food Programme says.


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.

Number of children displaced by Boko Haram hits 1.4 million

2015-09-18 07:41

The number of children forced to flee Boko Haram’s insurgency in Nigeria and neighbouring countries has reached 1.4 million, the Unicef says.

State Department warns Americans against travel to Chad

2015-09-12 10:23

The State Department is warning American citizens against all travel to Chad and advising those in the African nation to leave as soon as possible because of security concerns.

Fear, horror plague lives of Boko Haram survivors

2015-09-04 14:14

For the past two years, people living in the Lake Chad region have been exposed to violent attacks by Boko Haram, resulting in a serious humanitarian crisis.

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