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Many feared dead in Chad gold mine collapse

2019-09-26 11:33

Many people were feared dead, possibly 30, after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Chad, officials say.

Blast kills Chad soldiers, journalist after Boko Haram attack

2019-05-26 13:09

Four Chadian soldiers and a television reporter were killed when their vehicle hit a mine on a road in eastern Chad, security sources said Sunday.

Sahel leaders seek UN help against jihadist attacks

2019-02-07 20:57

Five nations waging a battle against jihadi fighters in the Sahel has asked the UN for money and other aid to help tackle a scourge which claimed more lives even as officials met.

Israeli leader visits Africa to restore relations with Chad

2019-01-20 20:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations after nearly 50 years.

Boko Haram sacks two military bases in northeast Nigeria

2018-12-28 13:30

Boko Haram sacked two military bases in northeast Nigeria overnight as the jihadist fighters battle for control of a strategic town on Lake Chad, military sources have said.

Macron in Chad to meet soldiers amid extremist threats

2018-12-22 19:03

French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Chad for a two-day visit to meet with French soldiers deployed in the Sahel region with Operation Barkhane amid persistent extremist threats.

Fight against Boko Haram tops regional summit agenda

2018-12-16 18:00

Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met in Nigeria to give fresh impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency has said.

Surge in Boko Haram attacks prompts call for more intl backing

2018-11-30 17:22

Leaders from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon have called for increased international backing in the face of the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area.

Senegalese diplomat says Chad president rejected $2M bribe

2018-11-29 11:29

A former Senegalese foreign minister says the president of Chad became furious after a Hong Kong businessman tried to bribe him with $2 million amid discussions of oil rights.

Israeli leader to visit Chad and restore relations

2018-11-27 18:30

Israel's prime minister says he will soon travel to the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations

 

Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence

2019-08-19 18:07

Chad's President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces, authorising summary shootings to "save the majority", after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month.

Nineteen killed in ethnic violence in eastern Chad

2019-05-21 09:12

At least 19 people have been killed in a new bout of ethnic violence in eastern Chad, bringing the death toll since Thursday to more than 31, local officials said.

French army says airstrikes in Chad destroy 20 pickups

2019-02-07 18:01

The French army says airstrikes have destroyed some 20 pickup trucks in an armed column that had made its way from Libya deep into neighbouring Chad and ignored three days of warning strikes.

Fighting over gold in Chad leaves dozens dead: sources

2019-01-14 10:39

Fighting between Chadian and Sudanese rebels at a remote goldmine in northern Chad has left dozens dead, local and rebel sources say.

France vows support for fighting extremists in Africa

2018-12-24 15:37

France's president is confirming his support for anti-extremist forces in Africa, amid growing international concern about the chaos in Libya

DRC: the Joseph Kabila years

2018-12-17 13:07

Joseph Kabila came to power in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001, ruling during a period of bloody insurgencies and deadly protests against his extended mandate.

Western donors pledge $2.3bn in anti-terror aid for Africa's Sahel

2018-12-06 20:59

Western donors have pledged nearly $2.3 billion in funding aimed at preventing terrorism and lawlessness along the southern rim of the Sahara, the head of the G5 Sahel grouping has said.

West Africa leaders meet over Boko Haram escalation

2018-11-29 20:27

Top leaders from Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon have held talks in N'Djamena to discuss the recent escalation of attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad area.

West African leaders meet to tackle Boko Haram upsurge

2018-11-28 20:24

Leaders of three West African nations will meet in Chad to discuss how to tackle a recent increase in activity by Boko Haram jihadist fighters in the region, the Chadian presidency has told AFP.

Eight killed in nomad raid on Chad village

2018-11-23 21:01

Eight people have been killed in eastern Chad in a clash between nomads and a village of farmers, police have told AFP.

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