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Chad’s transitional military leader Deby says country needs massive support

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Chad’s transitional military leader Mahamat Idriss Deby said on Tuesday that his country needs massive support from partners to stabilize an economic and financial...

Chad military refuses talks with rebels as opposition presses for civilian...

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Chad’s ruling military council has rejected an offer from northern rebels for a ceasefire and talks, calling them “outlaws” who needed to be tracked...

Ahead of Deby’s funeral, Chad rebels say command hit by air...

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Thousands of people attended the funeral of Chad's slain leader Idriss Deby on Friday, with French President Emmanuel Macron leading tributes to the long-ruling...

ISS: Security crisis in Lake Chad Basin erodes women’s livelihoods

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Traders in Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon aren’t asking for water but protection and access to credit. The Boko Haram crisis in the Lake Chad...

Thousands gather to wish Chad’s slain president “a deserved rest”

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Thousands of people gathered at the main square in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Friday to pay their respects to the late President Idriss Deby,...

With eye on Islamist fight, France backs Chad military takeover

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France defended the Chadian army's takeover of power on Thursday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby presented Paris with an uncomfortable choice...

Nigeria beefs up border to avoid Chadian influx – defence minister

Nigeria has reinforced its border security to avoid a potential influx of Chadians following the death of Chad's leader Idriss Deby, the defence minister...

France defends Chad military takeover as needed to ensure stability

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France's foreign minister on Thursday defended a military takeover in Chad despite objections from the opposition there, saying it was necessary for security amid...

Explainer: Who are the rebels threatening to take Chad’s capital?

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Libya-based rebels have set their sights on Chad's capital N'Djamena after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby on Monday. Here are some facts...

Explainer: Chad’s strategic interest to France, Western allies

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Chad's longtime ruler President Idriss Deby, a Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa, was killed on the frontline against rebels...

Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad reels from president’s...

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Rebel forces set their sights on Chad’s capital N’Djamena on Wednesday following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, threatening to bring more disruption...

Condolences for Chadian President

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has received with sadness, the disturbing news of the death of President of the Republic of Chad Marshal Idriss Déby Itno. The...

Chad leader Deby killed in battle – Army

Chad president, Idriss Deby, who ruled for more than 30 years and was a major Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in...

Chad’s Deby wins sixth term as army fends off rebel advance

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Chad’s veteran leader Idriss Deby has won a sixth term as president, provisional election results showed on Monday, as the army said it had...

US embassy to withdraw staff as Chad rebels advance

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The United States has ordered its non-essential staff in Chad to leave the African country as rebel fighters approached the capital on Sunday after...

ISS: Chad’s turbulent presidential polls put democracy on the backburner

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The ruling party crippled an already weak opposition by banning public protest and media debate and side-lining competitors. Chadians went to the polls on 11...

Rebels attacked Chad border post on election day – government

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A group of Libya-based rebels attacked a Chadian border post in the north of the country as polling stations began counting votes from the...

Chad makes arrests over alleged pre-election bomb and murder plot

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Chad’s interior ministry said it had arrested several people after uncovering a plot to assassinate prominent political figures and bomb polling stations and the...

Chad arrests soldiers accused of rapes in Niger

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Chad’s government said on Saturday that soldiers accused of at least three rapes in Niger, including that of an 11-year-old girl, have been arrested...

France tells Chad to open probe after deaths at opposition figure’s...

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France’s foreign minister urged Chad to open an independent investigation after at least two people were killed when security forces went to arrest opposition...

At least two killed in skirmish at Chad opposition candidate’s house

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At least two people were killed after security forces went to arrest Chad’s opposition candidate Yaya Dillo at his home on Sunday morning, Dillo...

France rules out immediate troop cuts in Sahel, Chad deploys reinforcements

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French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out an immediate reduction of French troops battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa on Tuesday,...

Chad reinforces troops against militants in Sahel as France mulls changes

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Chad will deploy some 1 000 troops to the tri-border region of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali to reinforce national armies that, backed by...

France hands over ERC-90 armoured vehicles to Chad

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France has delivered nine ERC-90 6x6 armoured vehicles to Chad’s military to bolster peacekeeping operations and help it in the fight against terrorism. The French...

Africom commander visits Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, travelled to West Africa between 15 and 19 November to discuss security issues across the...

Sudan and main rebel groups formalise peace deal

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Sudan’s power-sharing government and several rebel groups on Saturday formalised a peace agreement aimed at resolving decades of conflict which left millions displaced and...

ISS: AFRICOM may be looking for a new home

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When the Pentagon sought to locate its newly formed Africa Command (AFRICOM) somewhere in Africa in 2007, Botswana and Liberia were reportedly eager to...

ISS: Chad’s illegal drug trade contributes to regional insecurity

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On 24 July, a court in Chad sentenced ten people including high-ranking security and intelligence officials as part of a transnational tramadol trafficking cabal. Tramadol...

Apogee-SSU to continue training west African pilots

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US company Apogee-SSU is training Cessna 208B Caravan crews of the Cameroonian, Nigerien and Chadian air forces under a United State government contract. The US...

French soldier dies in Chad accident

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A French soldier died during a maintenance operation in Chad after a piece of equipment exploded, the defence ministry said in a statement on...

US donates more vehicles and equipment to Chad’s military

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The United States has handed over 28 armoured vehicles, ten trucks, eight water tankers and other equipment to Chad’s military as part of continued...

ISS: Governing in West Africa and Lake Chad Basin during COVID-19

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As countries in the region navigate the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, their governments should learn lessons from the management of the crisis so...

ISS: Chad’s new counter-terrorism law: a step in the right direction?

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In early April, 44 Boko Haram suspects in pre-trial detention died in a prison cell in N’Djamena, Chad. They were part of a group of 54...

Rocket accidently fired by Chadian Air Force at N’Djamena airport, killing...

On 17 April, as the crew of a Chadian Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) was preparing for a mission from the...

ISS: Is counter-terrorism history repeating itself in Lake Chad Basin?

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On 23 March, Jama’atu Ahlis-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal-Jihad (JAS) attacked an army position in Boma, a Chadian peninsula on the Lake Chad Basin. Ninety-eight Chadian...

Chad still targeting jihadists

Chad’s government said its army would continue participating in regional task forces targeting jihadist groups, as well as the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali,...

Chadian soldiers killed by militants

Boko Haram militants killed 92 Chadian soldiers and wounded 47 in the deadliest attack ever on the country’s military, President Idriss Deby said. The soldiers...

Chad’s military receives more vehicles from the US

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The United States has delivered another batch of vehicles to Chad’s military as it helps equip the force to fight Islamist extremists in the...

DA requests report on failed Denel contract with Chad

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) will apply for access to the preliminary investigation report into a Denel contract to supply armoured vehicles to Chad to...

Denel fails to deliver on R230 million deal with Chad

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Denel has failed to deliver 40 Casspirs to the government of Chad after being handed a R100 million deposit two years ago for the...

Chad state of emergency extended

Chad’s parliament extended a state of emergency by four months in three provinces where there is fighting between rival ethnic groups. The state of...

State of emergency declared in Chad

Chad’s Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency in three provinces amid fighting between rival ethnic groups, a government spokesman said in a...

Suicide bomber kills five in Chad

A suicide bomber killed five people, including a Chadian soldier, when she blew herself up on the shores of Lake Chad, military and government...

Chad orders Ara 2 armoured vehicles from Proforce

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Nigeria’s Proforce has secured its first export order for its Ara 2 armoured personnel carriers, from Chad. Interest in the vehicles was sparked during a...

Chad opposition leader arrested

France arrested a Chadian rebel leader along with two other people for alleged crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor’s office said . General Mahamat Nouri,...

ISS: Hard counter-terrorism lessons from the Sahel for West Africa’s coastal...

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Violent extremist groups are no longer confined to the Sahelian states of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad. Their threat is spilling over...

Boko Haram fighters kill 23 Chadian soldiers

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Boko Haram militants killed at least 23 Chadian soldiers overnight, two Chadian security sources said on Friday, in what appeared to be the deadliest...

ISS: Was France’s military intervention in Chad a regression?

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the more things change, the more they stay the same. For decades French governments have...

Rebels held in Chad

Scores of rebels are in army custody in northern Chad following air strikes to repel an incursion from Libya, Chad’s army and intelligence sources...

After Chad air strikes, France warns citizens to be vigilant

France warned its citizens in Chad to be extra vigilant after its fighter jets struck a heavily-armed rebel convoy aiming to destabilise President Idriss...