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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Chad has ended a months-long mission fighting Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and withdrawn its 1,200-strong force across their common border.
Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed four Chadian troops in a newly established military outpost on Lake Chad, the military and local officials said.
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'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.
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.
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 between Chadian and Sudanese rebels at a remote goldmine in northern Chad has left dozens dead, local and rebel sources say.
France's president is confirming his support for anti-extremist forces in Africa, amid growing international concern about the chaos in Libya
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.
Chadian soldiers have repelled an incursion into a volatile northern gold-mining region from neighbouring Libya, the army says.
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.
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 people were feared dead, possibly 30, after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Chad, officials say.
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.
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 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations after nearly 50 years.
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.
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.
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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