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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.

Strike looms as students arrested in Chad anti-austerity protest

Ndjame - Trade unions in Chad called on Monday for a general strike, as anti-austerity protests grow alongside growing impatience with the regime of President Idriss Deby.

Chad FM warns of regional 'threat' after E. Guinea coup bid

Malabo - Chad's Foreign Minister Mahamat Zen Cherif, in a visit to Equatorial Guinea after a bid to overthrow long-time President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, condemned the attempted coup as a "major threat" to central Africa.

Turkish president signs trade deals on visit to Chad

Ndjame - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a number of trade deals with Chad on Tuesday, on his first visit to what is one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the world.

US arrests two Chinese oil company reps in Africa bribery scheme

Washington - US authorities arrested two officials representing a Chinese energy company in a multi-year, multimillion dollar bribery scheme in Africa, with some deals arranged in the halls of the United Nations, officials announced Monday.

France to open asylum centres in Niger, Chad

Paris - France will open offices in Niger and Chad in the coming weeks to identify people who could be granted asylum, President Emmanuel Macron announced Monday.

Life returns to Lake Chad island despite Boko Haram threat

Bol - Gaou Moussa stands in front of his family home nestled in the dense vegetation of Chad's Tchoukouli island, where burnt straw and charred wood still litter the ground from a Boko Haram attack three years ago.

Leaders urge migrant screening in Africa to stem Med crossings

Paris - African and European leaders on Monday backed proposals to screen asylum seekers in Africa as a way to prevent thousands from taking perilous journeys across the Mediterranean.
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