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.

French writer expelled from Chad

2016-04-18 16:53

A French author who has denounced President Idriss Deby's regime in Chad and who was detained on arriving in N'Djamena, has been expelled to neighbouring Cameroon.

African Union happy with Chad polls, despite anomalies

2016-04-13 09:12

Chad's presidential election allowed voters to "freely choose their leaders" without fraud, despite certain anomalies, African Union observers said Tuesday, after polls expected to see President Idriss Deby extend his 26-year rule.

Chad heads to the polls as Deby seeks fifth term

2016-04-10 11:07

President Idriss Deby, who came to power in a military coup in 1990, is expected to remain in office.

Chad rights groups quit election commission

2016-04-01 20:26

Chadian unions and rights groups have pulled out of several state institutions, including the election commission, saying they felt "gagged" in the run-up to closely-watched presidential polls.

Chad officer shot in Darfur

2016-03-17 18:06

Gunmen have killed a Chadian army officer serving in a joint unit patrolling Sudan's border with Chad in the war-torn region of Darfur.

Chad UN peacekeeper kills own commander

2016-02-25 22:44

A soldier in the Chadian contingent of the UN's peacekeeping force in northern Mali has killed his own commander and an army doctor.

Chad student shot dead in fresh gang rape protests

2016-02-22 22:22

A Chadian student was shot dead and five others injured by gunfire when soldiers broke up a fresh protest in the country over a girl's brutal gang rape.


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.

US warns of links between ISIS, Boko Haram

2016-04-21 05:44

Senior US officials are warning of deepening links between the Islamic State and Boko Haram, want government in Chad to help

Four Chad opposition leaders get suspended sentences

2016-04-14 19:03

A Chadian court has handed down four-month suspended sentences on four civil society leaders arrested for urging anti-government protests ahead of a presidential election last weekend.

Internet cut in Chad after tense polls

2016-04-11 22:51

The internet has remained mysteriously cut in Chad's capital a day after elections held amid tight security.

Chad arrests a fifth key activist ahead of polls

2016-04-04 22:38

Police in Chad have arrested a fifth leading activist on the eve of a banned anti-government rally planned days before polls in which President Idrissy Deby Itno is seeking to extend his 26-year rule.

Chadian gang-rape victim demands justice for all women

2016-03-22 11:08

Chadian teenager Zouhoura, whose gang-rape by young men from well-to-do families sparked unprecedented mass protests in her country, says she wants justice for herself and for "all women" who have long suffered in silence.

Chad in 'explosive situation' ahead of vote

2016-03-03 07:55

Chad faces an 'explosive situation' in the run-up to presidential elections in April, the country's opposition leader has warned.

Chad opposition shuts down N'Djamena

2016-02-24 21:11

Chad's opposition has successfully locked down the capital and other cities, closing markets, shops and slowing traffic in a countrywide protest.

Chad police detain nine over girl's brutal gang-rape

2016-02-17 07:26

Police in Chad have arrested nine people, including five suspected rapists, after photographs of a girl allegedly brutally gang-raped spread on social media.

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