Chad set to postpone November vote: election panel

2018-11-13 10:28

Legislative elections in Chad planned for November are set to be postponed to May, a member of the electoral panel organising the vote says.

West Africa security forum opens amid concerns over G5 Sahel force

2018-11-05 19:53

A two-day African security forum has opened in Dakar amid concerns about funding for a much-trumpeted initiative to bind five Sahel countries into an anti-terror force.

Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from SA

2018-10-21 18:06

Two of six critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes five months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals, officials say.

8 Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

2018-10-10 19:28

Eight Chadian soldiers died in a Boko Haram attack in the Lake Chad region with 48 jihadists killed as the army retaliated, a military spokesperson has told AFP.

Sahel anti-terror force shifts HQs to Mali capital after attack

2018-09-28 21:02

The headquarters of a five-nation anti-terror force in Mali has been transferred to the capital Bamako from the central town of Sevare following a deadly bomb attack, a source has said.

Chad forces bombard rebel positions on Libyan border

2018-09-03 11:11

Chad forces bombarded rebel positions around Tibesti, a town in the far north on the Libyan border, security and local sources have said. .

Chad orders illegal gold miners out of troubled area

2018-08-16 15:36

The Chadian government has said it would assert control over part of the country's far north which has been troubled by a gold rush and a rebel incursion from neighbouring Libya.

Backed by Prince Harry, conservation group expands in Africa

2018-07-08 12:04

The news from Democratic Republic of Congo's Garamba National Park was grim for decades: rangers killed, an elephant population decimated by poachers, marauding armed groups and the disappearance of the last northern white rhinos living in the wild.

Factfile on G5 Sahel force

2018-07-03 14:29

The G5 Sahel force is designed to pool troops from five West African countries fighting jihadism and lawlessness in a sprawling region shaken by Islamist insurgents and trafficking.

AU summit overshadowed by 'security failings' in Sahel after attacks

2018-07-02 19:00

African leaders have gathered in the Mauritanian capital for the final day of a summit overshadowed by security issues after jihadist rebels hammered two fragile Sahel states in successive attacks.


Four SA rhinos die after Chad conservation effort

2018-11-06 15:42

Four out of six South African rhinos that were transferred to a park in southeast Chad in a bid to revive the endangered species have died, but not from poaching, conservationists say.

Six Sudanese die in food clash at refugee camp in Chad

2018-11-02 17:56

Six refugees from Sudan's strife-scarred Darfur region were killed and 10 others wounded in a brawl at the Bredjing camp in eastern Chad, a relief worker has said.

Chadian child bride 'kidnap' case postponed

2018-10-10 21:29

The appeal case of a Chadian child bride who has accused her husband, a man in his 50s, of kidnap and torture was postponed in N'Djamena, her lawyer has told AFP.

Chadian child bride seeks justice against 'kidnapper' husband

2018-10-09 19:03

The case of a Chadian child bride who accuses her aged husband of kidnap and torture resurfaces in court, a year after he was found not guilty in a country where forced marriage and sexual violence are rife.

Boko Haram kill two, abduct 25 in bus attack: security, local sources

2018-09-06 19:06

Two people have been killed and 25 others kidnapped in a Boko Haram ambush on a civilian convoy in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources and a local resident have said.

11 million in urgent need in Lake Chad region: NGOs

2018-08-30 21:23

Eleven million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the Lake Chad region following nine years of Boko Haram violence, a dozen NGOs have warned.

18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: military source

2018-07-22 10:30

At least 18 people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source says.

African heads of state talk security with France's Macron

2018-07-03 19:33

African heads of state have pledged to coordinate efforts to secure the continent and defeat jihadist organisations, particularly in the Sahel and Nigeria, during talks at the 31st African Union summit being held in Mauritania's capital.

African leaders talk security with French president

2018-07-02 21:38

African heads of state have pledged to coordinate efforts to improve security on the continent and defeat jihadist organisations, particularly in the Sahel and Nigeria, during talks at the 31st African Union summit being held in Mauritania's capital.

Sahel anti-terror force vows to fight on after suicide attack on HQ

2018-07-01 16:23

A five-nation African anti-terror task force has vowed to press on in its battle against jihadists, the day after a suicide attack on the outfit's headquarters in Mali killed two soldiers and a civilian.

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