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Chad war crimes verdict a milestone on long road to African...

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Now a court in Senegal has convicted Chad's former dictator of crimes against humanity to the applause of global justice advocates, could...

ISS: Habre guilty as charged

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There were loud cheers, ululation and sighs of relief in the courtroom of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Senegal on Monday...

Chad’s ex-leader Habre, Cold War-era ally of West, gets life in...

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Former Chad president Hissene Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was convicted on Monday of war crimes and...

Chadian peacekeepers killed in Mali

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Five United Nations peacekeepers from Chad were killed and three were wounded in northern Mali on Wednesday when their vehicle hit an...

France calls for investigation into missing Chadian soldiers

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France called on Thursday for an investigation into the disappearances of Chadian soldiers since last month's presidential election in its former African...

Cameroon, Chad and Niger to receive Cessna Caravans for surveillance missions

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Cameroon, Chad, Niger and the Philippines are to receive Cessna 208B Grand Caravans from the United States, configured for intelligence, surveillance and...

Chadian President Deby re-elected in landslide first-round victory

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Chad's incumbent president, Idriss Deby, an important ally of the West in the fight against Islamist militants, won a fifth term in...

Amnesty International demands Chad release activists ahead of polls

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Amnesty International called on Chad on Friday to release four political activists ahead of elections in which President Idriss Deby, a key...

ISS: Idriss Deby protected by international partners for ‘strategic reasons’

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On 10 April, voters in Chad will be asked whether they want 65-year-old Idriss Deby to be their president for a fifth...

Former Chad ruler awaits ruling in landmark human rights trial

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Chad's former ruler Hissene Habre faces a three-month wait to learn his fate after a landmark human rights trial in Senegal at...

ISS: Now to make this extraordinary court, ordinary

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The Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) are aptly named. This court was created by the African Union (AU) and Senegal in 2012, specifically...

Prosecutor recommends life jail sentence for Chad’s ex-ruler

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Prosecutors in the landmark human rights trial of former Chad ruler Hissene Habre recommended life in prison if he is convicted of...

From Dakar to N’Djamena, hotels boost security after Burkina attack

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West African hotels from Dakar to N'Djamena are strengthening security, adding armed guards and increasing cooperation with local authorities as a pair...

Chad says suicide blasts kill at least 15 in Lake Chad

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Four female suicide bombers attacked the Chadian island of Koulfoua on Lake Chad on Saturday, killing at least 15 people and injuring...

Chad says suicide blasts kill at least 15 in Lake Chad

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Four female suicide bombers attacked the Chadian island of Koulfoua on Lake Chad on Saturday, killing at least 15 people and injuring...

Chad extends state of emergency over Boko Haram attacks

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Chad's national assembly extended a state of emergency in the western Lake Chad region by four months on Wednesday following a double...

Chad declares state of emergency in Boko Haram-hit region

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Chad has declared a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region after a series of raids and suicide bombings there by...

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least three in Chad

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Female suicide bombers killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others on Sunday in an attack on a village in...

Two soldiers, 11 suspected Boko Haram fighters killed in Chad attacks

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At least two soldiers and 11 militants were killed on Sunday in suspected Boko Haram attacks on two remote military posts in...

Anti-Boko Haram force set to begin joint raids, UN rep says

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A long-awaited regional task force is set to begin raids on Boko Haram's last enclaves when the rainy season ends soon, the...

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 33 in Chad

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Five suicide bombers killed 33 people in Chad and wounded 51 more in a coordinated attack suspected to be the work of...

Boko Haram militants kill 11 Chad troops – military source

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Suspected militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram group killed 11 soldiers in an attack over the border in Chad early on Tuesday, a...

Former Chadian leader carried into Senegal court for trial

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Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre had to be carried into court and restrained by masked security guards on Monday as charges were...

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death

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Chad has sentenced 10 members of Nigeria-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death on terrorism charges, judicial sources said on Friday. "They...

Suicide bombers attack Chad army camp

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Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Chadian army camp on Wednesday, according to security sources who blamed the attack on...

Regional military chiefs finalise plans for Boko Haram force

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Military chiefs from the Lake Chad region have finalised details of the deployment of a joint force to fight Nigerian Islamist group...

Tens of thousands displaced by Boko Haram in two weeks in...

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Around 40,000 people have fled their homes in Chad in the past two weeks following attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram,...

France rotates Barkhane aircraft

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The French Air Force has rotated some of its aircraft deployed in Africa as part of Operation Barkhane. Four two-seater Dassault Rafales based...

Where’s Shekau? Chad president messes with Boko Haram’s mind

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If Chadian President Idriss Deby is to be believed, Abubakar Shekau, the bearded and bandoliered leader of Islamist militant group Boko Haram,...

Chad says security forces kill seven Boko Haram militants in clash

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Chadian forces killed seven Boko Haram militants in a clash on Wednesday, a security source said, as the country tries to secure...

ISS: Will Hissène Habré receive a fair trial?

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It is going to be a very busy few weeks for Senegalese lawyers Mbaye Sène, Mounirou Balane and Abdou Gniing. They have...

Chad says killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in two-week campaign

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Chad said on Thursday its forces had killed 117 Boko Haram insurgents during a two-week military campaign aimed at clearing islands on...

Trial of Chad’s Habre suspended after boycott by his lawyers

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The trial of Chad's former ruler Hissene Habre for thousands of killings during his 1982-1990 rule was suspended on Tuesday until September...

Chad’s Habre dragged to court in second day of war crimes...

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Former Chadian president Hissene Habre was again forcefully brought into a special court in Dakar on Tuesday by security officials on the...

Victims hail ‘end of nightmare’ as Chad’s Habre stands trial

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The trial of Chad's former president Hissene Habre for crimes against humanity broke down on its first day on Monday as he...

Amid spat with ICC, Habre trial raises hope for African justice

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With many Africans denouncing the International Criminal Court as 'white man's justice', the trial of Chad's former dictator in Senegal on charges...

At least 19 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Chad

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At least 19 Boko Haram fighters and two Chadian soldiers were killed in combat on Friday after the insurgents attacked a Chadian...

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill six on Lake Chad island

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Suspected Boko Haram militants aboard a motorboat attacked an island in Lake Chad overnight, killing several children who were koranic students, security...

Suicide bomber in burqa kills 15 people in Chad capital

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A man dressed in a woman's burqa blew himself up in the main market in Chad's capital N'Djamena early on Saturday, killing...

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 26 people in Chad attacks

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Suspected militants from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed 26 people in night attacks on two villages on Lake Chad over...

Chad arrests 60 suspected militants after suicide bomb attack

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Security forces in Chad have arrested 60 suspected militants and dismantled a cell responsible for two suicide bomb attacks in its capital...

Suicide blast in Chad capital kills 11 during police raid

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Suspected Boko Haram fighters blew themselves up during a police raid in Chad's capital early on Monday, killing five officers and six...

Concern mounts over rights abuses in regional fight against Boko Haram

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The detention for several months of 84 children in Cameroon has highlighted concern that the regional campaign against Nigerian Islamist group Boko...

Chad to round up beggars, foreigners after Boko Haram attack

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Chad said on Friday it planned to round up beggars and some foreigners as part of a security clamp-down, days after two...

Chad bombs Boko Haram bases in Nigeria after suicide attacks

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Chad's military has carried out a series of air strikes against Boko Haram bases in Nigeria in retaliation for twin suicide bombings...

Chad arrests five and bans burqa after suicide bombings

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Chad said on Wednesday it had arrested at least five suspects and had banned religious burqas after suicide bombings blamed on the...

Chad government blames Boko Haram for blasts, says 27 dead

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At least 27 people, including four suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants, were killed on Monday in a series of attacks in Chad's...

Nigeria, neighbours forge anti-Boko Haram force

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Nigeria and its neighbours agreed on Thursday to set up a joint military force to counter Boko Haram, a sign of President...

Chad says 33 Boko Haram militants, three troops killed in clash

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Chad said on Friday that its army killed at least 33 militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group and lost three soldiers...

Chadian lawmakers extend mandate of troops fighting Boko Haram

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Chadian lawmakers voted on Wednesday to indefinitely extend the mandate of troops participating in a regional effort to combat Nigeria's Boko Haram...