Boko Haram attack kills nearly 100 Chadian troops

2020-03-25 11:26

Boko Haram jihadists have killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack on an island army base, in their deadliest assault yet on the country's armed forces.

Chad troops leave Nigeria with Boko Haram mission over: army

2020-01-04 17:06

Chad has ended a months-long mission fighting Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and withdrawn its 1,200-strong force across their common border.

Four soldiers 'killed by Boko Haram' at Lake Chad base

2019-12-02 22:00

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed four Chadian troops in a newly established military outpost on Lake Chad, the military and local officials said.

CAR rebel chief held in Chad, says government

2019-11-20 20:26

A veteran leader of one of the militias that control most of the Central Africa Republic has been arrested in neighbouring Chad, the CAR government says.

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.


Chad says it has repelled rebel attack in gold region

2020-02-19 21:00

Chadian soldiers have repelled an incursion into a volatile northern gold-mining region from neighbouring Libya, the army says.

Chad: 'More than a dozen killed in Boko Haram attack'

2019-12-18 22:55

More than a dozen people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on a fishing village in western Chad on Tuesday, a government official has said.

Ex-Chad PM arrested on fraud allegations

2019-12-02 13:16

A Chadian minister, who served as the country's premier from 2013-16 has been arrested over fraud allegations, a police spokesperson told AFP.

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.

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