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Chad says Boko Haram wreaking havoc despite offensive

Ndjame - Chad's President Idriss Deby said Saturday that Boko Haram jihadists would continue to wreak havoc in the Lake Chad region despite a huge military offensive against the group earlier this year.

44 jihadists found dead in Chad prison: prosecutor

Ndjame - A group of 44 suspected members of Boko Haram, arrested during a recent operation against the jihadist group, have been found dead in their prison cell, apparently poisoned, Chad's chief prosecutor announced Saturday.

Chad army says 52 troops, 1,000 jihadists killed in offensive

Ndjame - The Chadian army said Thursday it had wound up an offensive against Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad border region in which 52 troops and 1,000 jihadists were killed.

Ex-Chad dictator temporarily released from jail due to virus

Dakar - A Senegal judge has granted Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre two months' leave from prison, where he is serving life for crimes against humanity, as the jail is being used to hold new detainees in coronavirus quarantine.

Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad

Ndjame - Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives in an area targeted in the past by jihadist group Boko Haram, the army and officials said on Monday.

Boko Haram jihadists kill 14 in attack on western Chad village

Ndjame - Fourteen people were killed and 13 were missing after Boko Haram jihadists attacked a fishing village in western Chad on Tuesday, government officials said.

Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi return to Salem in 'Days of Our Lives'

Acclaimed actors Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi are returning to Salem on the hit daytime series "Days of Our Lives" on NBC.

Clashes between herders, farmers kill 11 in south Chad

Ndjame - Eleven people were killed in fighting between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers in a dispute over trampled crops in southern Chad, the local governor said Wednesday.

Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence

Ndjame - Chad President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month.

Dozens dead in fresh Chad ethnic fighting

Ndjame - At least 37 people have been killed in fresh fighting this week between farmers and herders from rival ethnic groups in Chad, President Idriss Deby said on Friday.

Review: Chad and Abby meet Austin in 'Days of Our Lives' digital series Special

On August 8, the fourth episode of "Days of Our Lives: The Digital Series" (out of eight episodes) was released on the DOOL app starring Billy Flynn and Kate Mansi as Chad and Abby.

Lake Chad group launches $100 mn fund against jihadists

Niamey - The four countries bordering Lake Chad on Friday launched a fund aimed at collecting $100 million to help counter climate change and a devastating jihadist insurgency.

Deby lifts Chad social media restrictions

Ndjame - Chad President Idriss Deby said Saturday he was lifting social media restrictions which were imposed more than a year ago for "security reasons.

Sudan's Darfur refugees wonder when their turn will come

Geneina - "When we arrived here, there were TV crews and photographers, but now nobody comes," said Abdallah, amazed to see a journalist turn up at his Sudanese refugee camp in Chad.

On the Sahara's edge, the fight to protect children against measles

Geneina - Dinar Tchere is fighting time and the sun, and he fears he may be losing.This morning, the health worker is expected in a remote village of eastern Chad, where he will administer the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to poor children.

France makes fresh air strikes against rebel incursion into Chad

Paris - French warplanes have carried out fresh attacks against an armed convoy which crossed into Chad from Libya, after initial strikes over the weekend failed to halt its advance, the French army said Wednesday.

French air strikes 'repel incursion into Chad from Libya'

Paris - French warplanes on Sunday struck twice to halt an armed group that crossed into northern Chad from Libya in a column of 40 pickups, the French military said, adding it acted at Chad's request.

Chad president in first-ever visit to Israel

Jerusalem - Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is due to arrive in Israel on Sunday for a first-ever visit to the country, decades after diplomatic relations were severed between the two nations.

Libya's south falls prey to foreign armed groups

Tripoli - Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country's east, Libya's southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity.

Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from S.Africa

Johanesburg - Two of six critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes five months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals, officials said Sunday.

Chad forces bombard rebel positions on Libyan border

Ndjame - Chad forces bombarded rebel positions around Tibesti, a town in the far north on the Libyan border, security and local sources told AFP Saturday.

11 million in urgent need in Lake Chad region: NGOs

Lagos - Eleven million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the Lake Chad region following nine years of Boko Haram violence, a dozen NGOs warned Thursday.

18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: military source

Ndjame - Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday.

Food crisis worsens in Sahel region: UN aid chief

New York - The United Nations aid chief raised alarm Tuesday over a worsening food crisis in the Sahel region that has sent malnutrition rates skyrocketing to their worst level since 2012.

500,000 malnourished children around Lake Chad risk dying: UN

Geneva - The United Nations said Friday that half a million severely malnourished children around Africa's Lake Chad need life-saving assistance, but warned funding for humanitarian aid in the region was dramatically low.

Schools, hospitals shut as Chad civil servants go on strike

Ndjame - Hospitals and schools were shut in Chad Monday as civil servants went on strike over pay cuts imposed by the cash-strapped government which is under pressure to cut public funding to meet the demands of international donors.

Tillerson shortens African tour over 'schedule demands'

Ndjame - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday was to shorten his maiden tour of Africa because of work, aides said.

Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti sex scandal

London - The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad.

Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti prostitutes scandal

London - The deputy chief executive of Oxfam resigned on Monday over the British charity's handling of a prostitution scandal in Haiti involving its staff members and allegations of similar behaviour in Chad.

'Day of anger' in Chad sees low turnout and security lockdown

Ndjame - Plans for a "day of anger" in the Chadian capital failed to materialise Thursday, with just a few dozen protesters marching against austerity amid a large police presence, a day after the government suspended 10 opposition parties.
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