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Chad operating Aksungur UAVs

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It has emerged that Chad’s military is now operating Aksungur unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), adding to the growing list of Turkish-supplied military equipment. Video released...

Kidnappings in Chad could spark a regional security crisis

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Kidnappers have terrorised Chad’s southern Mayo-Kebbi West and Logone Oriental provinces for over two decades. Between 2020 and 2023, the number of victims and...

Africom Commander visits Chad

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US Marine Corps General Michael Langley, Commander, US Africa Command, and Sergeant Major Michael Woods have visited Chad to discuss security collaboration with Chadian...

Civilian support for military coups is rising in parts of Africa:...

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On the night of 13 January 1963, Togo’s President Sylvanus Olympio was shot dead by rebels in the first military coup staged in Africa....

Chad Air Force reveals Hurkus, Anka aircraft

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Chad has taken into service the three Hurkus trainer aircraft it ordered from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), along with two Anka unmanned aerial vehicles...

Chad on the brink: how the war in Sudan hurts its...

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Since the 15 April outbreak of hostilities in Sudan, the civilian population has been bearing the brunt. The Rapid Support Forces, led by General Mohamed...

ISS: Sudan’s war poses grave risks for Chad and CAR

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Opponents in Sudan’s deadly clashes seem determined to continue fighting despite repeated calls from neighbouring countries, the African Union and United Nations for a...

ISS: Chad two years later – little progress, plenty to worry...

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April 2023 marked two years of transition in Chad. Initiated after the death of president Idriss Déby Itno, the process was primarily aimed at...

ISS: Do those seeking peace in Chad need to prepare for...

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After the death of president Idriss Déby in April 2021, Chad started a transition process in which interim authorities committed to reconciliation and peace....

Islamist terrorism is rising in the Sahel, but not in Chad...

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Since the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria and the emergence of Islamist-Salafist groups in northern Mali in 2013, the Sahel has increasingly been...

“Transition” orchestrated by Chad’s military government goes awry

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The violent crackdown on the peaceful opposition in Chad exposes the coercive intimidation behind the military junta’s unwillingness to facilitate a genuine democratic transition. Security...

Chad and Niger to receive Hurkus aircraft from Turkey

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Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has confirmed orders for its Hurkus turboprop from Chad and Niger, with deliveries set to begin at the end of...

Chad is making a huge effort to find peace: Chadians aren’t...

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The normally quiet airport at the Chadian capital N’Djamena was recently inundated with internationally well-known arrivals. High-ranking politicians, such as Senegalese president and chair of...

Chadian peacekeeper is second UN Diagne Medal honouree

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A Chadian Armed Forces captain was posthumously honoured with the top United Nations (UN) peacekeeping award the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage. Captain...

How Chad’s involvement in peace missions held back democracy back home

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Troop contributions to international interventions by authoritarian states pose a puzzle. On the one hand, participation in such interventions indicates support for a liberal-cosmopolitan...

No signs of a true transition in Chad a year after...

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Many Chadians are looking to the capital of Qatar where almost 50 political-military movements and representatives of the Chadian transitional government have been engaged...

ISS: Chad’s long road to reconciliation

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Since former president Idriss Déby Itno’s death on the battlefield in April 2021, Chad has been governed by a Transitional Military Council. Led by...

Wave of juntas in Africa and the worrisome celebratory reception by...

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Within the past 18 months, Africa has experienced six coups, with the most recent in Burkina Faso on 24 January, rekindling the debate regarding...

North Cameroon violence between farmers, herders kills 22; residents flee

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A resurgence of tit-for-tat violence between herders and farmers in has killed at least 22 people and injured more than 30 others this week...

Chad pardons members of armed groups ahead of national dialogue

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Chad's ruling military council has granted a general amnesty to members of armed groups as one of its steps towards a proposed national dialogue,...

ISS: Democracy in decline in Africa? Not so fast

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The problem isn’t the system of government but poor leadership that opens the door to despots and coup plotters. Do recent coups in Chad, Mali,...

Nigerian army says 24 Islamist insurgents killed

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Nigerian troops killed 24 suspected Islamist insurgents in two attacks in the northeast and recovered some weapons, the army said on Tuesday. Boko Haram and...

One policeman killed, at least ten civilians wounded in Chad opposition...

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One policeman was killed and around ten people were wounded in Chad's capital N'djamena on Saturday after police used tear gas to disperse a...

Nigerian Navy disowns officer’s allegations against Chadian soldiers

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The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Tuesday disowned allegations made in parliament by one of its senior officers that soldiers from neighbouring Chad were selling...

Chad plans to double army size to deal with security challenges

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Chad's transitional government said on Friday that it plans to drastically increase the size of its army to deal with security challenges, including threats...

East Libyan forces and Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya

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The Libyan National Army (LNA) of eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar clashed with Chadian rebel forces in the south of Libya on Tuesday and Wednesday,...

Chadian military parade reveals new armoured vehicles

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Multiple new armoured vehicles were unveiled by Chad’s military during a parade in the capital N’Djamena earlier this month to celebrate the country’s 61...

Former Chad strongman Habre, convicted of war crimes, dies of COVID-19...

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Hissene Habre, the former strongman president of Chad and security ally of the West during the Cold War who was later jailed for war...

Chad to halve its troops fighting Sahel militants, spokesperson says

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Chad has decided to recall half of its 1 200 troops battling Islamist militants in the tri-border area of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger,...

Around 11 000 Cameroonians flee to Chad after violence

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Around 11 000 people fleeing clashes between herders and fishermen in northern Cameroon arrived in neighbouring Chad at the weekend, a provincial governor in...

Chad invites armed groups to participate in national dialogue

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Chad’s transitional president on Tuesday invited opposition armed groups to participate in a national dialogue to determine the future of the country, reversing previous...

Soldiers killed in Lake Chad attack

At least 26 Chadian soldiers were killed by suspected Boko Haram assailants following an attack on a patrol in the Lake Chad area, army...

No explosive device aboard the Air France flight from Chad

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No explosive device has been found aboard an Air France airplane that arrived from Chad escorted by the French army following an anonymous threat...

Chad, Central African Republic call for international investigation into border incident

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Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) have called on the United Nations and African Union to investigate an incident at a border post...

ISS: AU balancing act on Chad’s coup sets a disturbing precedent

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The compromise decision is unlikely to benefit Chad’s citizens or the credibility of the African Union. Disagreement among African states on responding to the coup...

Chad accuses Central African Republic troops of war crime

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Chad's defence ministry on Sunday said troops of neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) had attacked a Chadian military post, killed one soldier, and kidnapped...

African Union urges civilians and soldiers to share power in Chad

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The African Union on Thursday called for civilian and military leaders in Chad to share power until elections can be organised following the death...

Chadian security forces clash with protesters denouncing military takeover

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Chadian security forces used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters who took to the streets of the capital N'Djamena on Wednesday to denounce...

ISS: Chad: a test case for Central Africa’s difficult transitions

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The country’s unconstitutional transition reflects governance challenges in a region that boasts Africa’s longest-serving presidents. The death of president Idriss Déby Itno in April sparked debates about...

African Union mission urges return to ‘constitutional order’ in Chad

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An African Union mission recommended on Wednesday that Chad's military share power with a civilian president, as one of three options towards restoring constitutional...

ISS: Democracy in Chad takes a back seat to military might

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In a rare show of solidarity, Chadians rejected the military junta endorsed by international partners. After the sudden death of Idriss Déby Itno on 20...

Chad military claims victory over rebels in the north

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Chad's military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the...

Chadian police fire tear gas to disperse protest against military government

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Chadian security forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters who took to the streets of the capital N'Djamena on Saturday to protest against a...

Chad’s military names new government but opposition still unimpressed

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Chad’s military rulers named a new government on Sunday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, but leading opposition figures rejected the appointments...

Chadian security forces fire upon protesters in southern town

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At least four people were shot and wounded in Chad's southern Mandoul region on Saturday when security forces fired upon a crowd demonstrating against...

The real threat to Chad’s military rulers: unemployed youth

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When Neldjibaye Madjissem graduated with a mathematics degree in 2015, he began searching for work as a school teacher. Six years on, he is still...

Chadian army battles rebels in northern town

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Chad’s army battled with rebels on Thursday near the town of Nokou, about 20 km from where former president Idriss Deby was fatally wounded...

Calm returns to Chad capital after deadly protests against military rule

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The capital of Chad appeared calm on Wednesday morning, with security forces deployed in large numbers and burning tyres still smouldering in the streets,...

France shifts stance on Chad transition calling for civilian government

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France on Tuesday moved away from backing a civilian-military transition in Chad calling for a civilian national unity government to be put in place...

Two dead, 27 hurt as Chad protesters demand civilian rule

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At least two people were killed and 27 wounded in street clashes in Chad on Tuesday between protesters demanding a return to civilian rule...