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With help, Africa targets coordinated fight against Boko Haram

Ndjame - With US and European support, African states threatened by Boko Haram are out to smash the militant Islamist group terrorising the region -- but a coordinated response is required if they are to succeed.

Sahel jihadists resorting to soft targets: French commander

Ndjame - The commander of a French anti-jihadist force in Africa's northern Sahel says Islamist insurgents are hitting soft targets elsewhere after losing the initiative in the region.

Chadian President Deby wins fifth term, opposition cry foul

Ndjame - Chad's veteran leader Idriss Deby has won a fifth term in office, the national electoral commission announced, extending his 26 years in power, as the opposition alleged widespread fraud.

Hunger and fear of Boko Haram stalk Lake Chad refugees

Massaguet - Sitting on a mat in the shade cradling a six-month baby, Falmata Marara touches her mouth, her stomach, and then her mouth and stomach again. The message couldn't be clearer, she's hungry.

Chad votes as strongman Deby seeks fifth term

Ndjame - Chadians voted Sunday in an election likely to see President Idriss Deby extend his 26-year rule in a country increasingly on the frontline of the global war on terror.

Chad's President Deby runs for 5th term facing rare public dissent

Ndjame - In the dry searing heat of Chad's capital N'Djamena, a single face stares out from election campaign billboards, President Idriss Deby's, though 14 candidates are running in Sunday's presidential poll.

Triple suicide attack 'kills 27 on Lake Chad island'

Ndjame - A triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad on Saturday killed at least 27 people and left more than 80 wounded, a Chadian security source said, in another apparent strike by Boko Haram Islamists despite a regional offensive to stop the insurgen...

Boko Haram suicide bombing 'kills two in Chad'

Ndjame - A twin suicide bombing by women attackers in the flashpoint area of Lake Chad on Sunday killed two people and wounded 14 others, a security source in the Chadian capital N'Djamena said.

Lake Chad clashes leave 14 Boko Haram members dead: Government

Ndjame - The Chadian government said Sunday that soldiers repelled two attacks by Boko Haram on army posts around Lake Chad, leaving 14 militants dead.

Lake Chad blasts blamed on Boko Haram kill 37

Ndjame - Three explosions killed 37 people Saturday in a Chadian city on the shores of Lake Chad, security sources said, in the latest atrocity blamed on the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram.

Over 100 militants killed in anti-Boko Haram operation: Chad army

Ndjame - At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement Friday.

Chadian forces in 'major' hunt for Boko Haram on Lake Chad

Ndjame - The Chadian army has launched a "major operation" to flush out Boko Haram jihadists from islands in Lake Chad, sparking violent clashes between soldiers and the Islamic State-affiliated group.

Trial of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré opens in Senegal

Dakar - Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, is now on trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture committed during his brutal, US- and French-supported rule.

Boko Haram attacks kill 17 in Chad, Nigeria

Ndjame - A Boko Haram suicide bombing in a crowded market in Chad's capital killed 15 people, just days after the militant group claimed a previous bombing in the city that left 38 people dead.

Boko Haram suspected in Chad, Nigeria suicide attacks

Ndjame - At least 15 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a crowded market in Chad's capital on Saturday just days after Boko Haram claimed a previous bombing in the city that left 38 people dead.

Boko Haram suspected after suicide attacks in Chad, NE Nigeria

Ndjame - At least 14 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a crowded market in Chad's capital on Saturday just days after Boko Haram claimed a previous bombing in the city that left 38 people dead.

Chad ambush on Boko Haram militants 'leaves 11 dead'

Ndjame - Eleven people died early Monday when Chadian police launched a raid against suspected Boko Haram jihadist militants in a district of the capital N'Djamena, police said.

Chad's ban on Islamic veil after attacks divides Muslims

Ndjame - Chad's decision to ban women from wearing the Islamic veil, which came two days after bloody suicide bombings hit the capital, has divided Muslims but the government defends it as part of an anti-terror strategy.

Chad warplanes bomb Boko Haram after attacks

Ndjame - Chad said Thursday its warplanes bombed Boko Haram positions in neighbouring Nigeria to avenge twin suicide bombings in the capital this week blamed on the jihadists.

Chad bans full veil after deadly Boko Haram attacks

Ndjame - Chad on Wednesday banned the full-face Muslim veil and ordered security forces to seize burqas from markets and burn them after 33 people were killed in suicide bombings blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram this week.
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