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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.

Security clampdown in Chad capital after 'Boko Haram' attacks

Ndjame - Scores of police and soldiers patrolled Chad's capital on Tuesday, a day after twin suicide bombings blamed on Boko Haram jihadists killed 24 people and wounded more than 100.

Chad blames Boko Haram for deadly suicide attacks

Ndjame - The government of Chad accused Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram of carrying out a double suicide attack against police in the capital on Monday, killing 23 people."Boko Haram chose the wrong target.

Boko Haram clash 'kills 4 Chad soldiers, 33 Islamists'

Ndjame - A clash between Chad's army and Boko Haram on a Lake Chad island has killed four soldiers and 33 Islamists, a military spokesman said Friday.

Ben E. King passes away at the age of 76

Music legend, Ben E. King has passed away at age 76. He is most known for the song "Stand By Me." His music has captivated listeners for generations.

Nigerian kids' drawings capture Boko Haram terror

Massaguet - Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses -- these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence in neighbouring Nigeria for the relative safety of a refugee camp in western Chad.

After Boko Haram raid, fear and ashes in Chadian village

- Almost two months after Boko Haram raided and pillaged her village in Chad, mother of seven Zara Isenik still lives in constant terror.At the slightest strange noise, she says, she "runs to hide in the bush".

Boko Haram kills nine Chadian soldiers in ambush: army

Ndjame - Nine Chadian soldiers were killed and 16 wounded after being ambushed by Boko Haram fighters in northeastern Nigeria, the Chadian army said Thursday.

100 bodies in Nigeria 'mass grave' in town taken from Boko Haram

Ndjame - Around 100 bodies were found Friday in a mass grave on the edge of a town in northeast Nigeria after it was freed from Boko Haram Islamists, a Chadian army spokesman told AFP.

Op-Ed: France takes European lead in fight against Boko Haram

Paris - France’s current regional deployments and long history with West Africa makes it the European nation best enabled to help its African allies in their fight against Boko Haram.

Regional troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram

Ndjame - Troops from Chad and Niger have retaken the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram as part of a regional offensive to combat the militants who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Boko Haram takes fight into Chad

Ndjame - Nigeria's Boko Haram rebels carried out their first attack inside neighbouring Chad, targeting a village on the shores of Lake Chad as part of a widening insurgency that has sucked in four countries.
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