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Regional leaders step up Boko Haram fight with troops, command centre

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Leaders of Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Benin on Tuesday announced plans to step up the fight against Boko Haram with an additional...

Land Cruisers for Africa

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The US Army has contracted Florida-based defence equipment manufacturer Bukkehave Inc to manufacture and supply an unspecified number of Toyota Land Cruiser...

Chad accuses UN of neglecting its peacekeepers in Mali

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Chad's government accused the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali of failing to relieve its contingent in the country's volatile north and neglecting...

Final Chadian C-27J preparing for delivery

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Chad's air force will soon take delivery of its second and final C-27J Spartan from Alenia Aermacchi, which is currently test flying...

West African states pledge regional anti-Boko Haram force

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Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon pledged on Wednesday to mobilize a joint force to tackle the growing regional threat posed by Boko...

Chad receiving MiG-29s

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Chad has acquired MiG-29 fighter jets from the Ukraine, with the first of three aircraft seen flying in Chadian colours. The first photograph...

USARAF trains 4 000 plus African troops

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With support from regionally aligned forces from the Second Brigade of the First Infantry Division bases in Fort Riley, Kansas, US Army...

U.S. deploys military to help search for Nigerian girls

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The United States has deployed about 80 military personnel to Chad in its effort to help find and return more than 200...

Chad closes border with Central African Republic

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Chad's President Idriss Deby said its border with Central African Republic had been closed pending an end to intercommunal violence there that...

Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from C.African Republic

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Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins...

US Marines to partner with anti-poaching task force in Chad

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A team of Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 will travel in April to Zakouma National Park,...

Chad starts pulling peacekeepers from Central African Republic

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Chad began withdrawing its troops from Central African Republic's peacekeeping mission on Friday as a U.N. report accused its soldiers of killing...

Chad to withdraw troops from AU mission in Central African Republic

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Chad said on Thursday it would withdraw its troops from an African Union peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, a setback to...

U.N. says Chadian soldiers killed 30 in Central African Republic attack

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Chadian soldiers killed 30 civilians and seriously wounded more than 300 in an indiscriminate attack on a market on March 29 in...

Ten dead as Chadian troops open fire on Bangui civilians

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At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded when Chadian troops opened fire on civilians in Central African Republic's capital Bangui,...

Shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles flow abroad from Libya

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Shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles have been trafficked out of Libya to Chad, Mali, Tunisia, Lebanon and likely Central African Republic, with attempts made...

Chad troops kill civilians in Central African Republic

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Chadian peacekeepers shot dead three civilians in a Christian neighborhood of the capital of Central African Republic on Monday, local residents said. In...

Chad says U.N. force needed to stabilize Central African Republic

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Chad's President Idriss Deby has called for the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping mission to contain violence in Central African Republic, the...

African nations form G5 to work on Sahel security, development

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The leaders of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso agreed on Sunday to create a regional organization to strengthen cooperation on...

First A400M operational mission flown into Africa

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An A400M operated by the French Air Force (Armee De L'Air) has become the first of type to perform an operational flight...

Chad starts military campaign against rebels in Darfur

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Chad has launched a helicopter attack on Chadian rebels in Darfur and sent a military convoy to the region, according to humanitarian...

Suicide attack kills two Chadian UN troops, child in Mali

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A suicide blast killed two Chadian troops from the U.N. mission in Mali and injured six other peacekeepers in an assault on...

Saudi, Chad, Nigeria, Chile, Lithuania elected to U.N. Security Council

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Saudi Arabia, Chad and Nigeria were elected by the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday to serve a two-year term on the U.N....

Chad to receive new C-27Js

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Chad's Air Force will soon receive two new C-27J Spartan medium transport aircraft from Alenia Aermacchi, with the aircraft undergoing final assembly...

Deby’s promises unmet, Chad rebels ready to resume fighting

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Chadian rebels said they would take up arms again against President Idriss Deby after he failed to negotiate with them since they...

Chad’s anti-graft minister held on corruption charge

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Chad's minister for morality and good governance has been sacked and charged with corruption, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars...

Chad ends strikes with public pay rise pledge

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Chad's government has agreed to raise public sector wages sharply over the next three years, ending three weeks of strikes in the...

African migrants evacuated from Libya to Chad

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More than 1,200 African migrants who have been stuck in the southern Libyan desert town of Sabha for weeks in dire conditions...

Chad issues call at UN for aid to help face influx...

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Chad called for continued international aid to carry out the tasks it has taken over from a United Nations peacekeeping force to...

EU says Chad should have arrested Sudan’s Bashir

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The European Union expressed concern about a second visit to Chad by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, saying he should have been arrested...

Cameroon, Chad sign pact to fight elephant poaching

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Cameroon and Chad have signed an accord to ramp up efforts to fight poachers who kill hundreds of elephants a year in...

Chad says open to Habre’s trial in Belgium

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The Chadian government signalled it could accept former President Hissene Habre being sent to Belgium to stand trial after Senegal reversed a...

Chad inks airport accord with Chinese firm

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The government of Chad has signed a US$1 billion accord with China CAMC Engineering Co for the construction of an international airport...

Chad inks airport accord with Chinese firm

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The government of Chad has signed a US$1 billion accord with China CAMC Engineering Co for the construction of an international airport...

Demining survey launched in Chad

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Nine years after an international NGO identified 249 communities in Chad living near landmines – putting at risk one in 10 people...

Chad must protect convoys in food crisis: WFP

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Chad must protect food convoys, aid workers and civilians if peacekeepers are withdrawn from the drought-hit country where up to 2.5 million...

Chad, Sudan reopen border crossing

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The border between Sudan and Chad has reopened after seven years of tension between the two countries, Chadian officials said. This is...

UN force in Chad gets 2-month extension, plans exit

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The UN Security Council voted to keep peacekeepers in Chad for at least another two months, but diplomats said the government is...

Chad extends UN mission

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Chad has accepted a UN proposal to extend the mandate of its peacekeeping force in the West African country until May 15,...

One-fifth of Chad’s population face hunger: UN

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Nearly a fifth of the population in Chad will suffer food shortages this year, part of a broader hunger problem looming in...

UN peacekeepers should stay in Chad: rights group

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Rights group Amnesty International urged Chad to reverse its decision to order UN troops out of the country, warning that their departure...

Sudan, Chad agree “definitive end” to proxy wars

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Sudan and Chad agreed yesterday to end their proxy wars and work together to rebuild their border areas, a move seen aimed...

Chad peacekeeping force has not been a failure: UN

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The United Nations said it regretted Chad's request for UN peacekeepers to withdraw and defended itself against allegations that the blue-helmet force...

French Red Cross aid worker released after 89 days

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French aid worker Laurent Maurice, who was kidnapped in Chad last year, was released in good health last week after three months...

Chad’s president to visit Sudan after years of tension

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Chad's President Idriss Deby said yesterday he would travel to Sudan next week for talks, his first visit there in six years...

Chad wants timetable for UN withdrawal: diplomats

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Chad has told the United Nations peacekeeping mission to withdraw its soldiers and civilians, and wants a timetable for ending a deployment...

UN completes training for local judges in eastern Chad

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Some 75 local civil servants from eastern Chad have wrapped up a one-month United Nations-backed training programme aimed at boosting the number...

Chad bars Guantanamo ex-inmate from travel: lawyers

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A rights group accused Chad of refusing a passport to a former Guantanamo detainee needing foreign treatment for injuries lawyers say were...

CAR military recapture rebel-held town

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Military officials in the Central African Republic say they have retaken a key northern town that was captured by rebels last week....