PARIS (AP) — A Chadian rebel leader is among three people detained in France in an investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity.
Israeli leader visits Africa to restore relations with Chad
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Chad restored diplomatic relations after nearly 50 years as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the central African nation on Sunday.
The visit and official announcement marked a milestone in Netanyahu's recent policy of seeking out new allies among developing countries that have historically sided with the Palestinians at the United Nations and other international forums.
France vows support for fighting extremists in Africa
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — France's president is confirming his support for anti-extremist forces in Africa, amid growing international concern about the chaos in Libya.
Speaking on a visit to Chad, Emmanuel Macron insisted that France will make no cuts to its military despite domestic budget tightening. He said the "threat is constant and changing" and requires robust military spending.
Macron in Chad to meet soldiers amid extremist threats
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Chad for a two-day visit to meet with French soldiers deployed in the Sahel region with Operation Barkhane amid persistent extremist threats.
According to the Elysee palace, Macron will use his first visit to the north-central African country to reaffirm his commitment to counterterror efforts in the vast region south of the Sahara.
Senegalese diplomat says Chad president rejected $2M bribe
NEW YORK (AP) — The president of Chad became enraged four years ago after a Chinese oil and gas company tried to bribe him with $2 million cash secreted in gift boxes, a Senegalese diplomat told a federal jury Wednesday.
Israeli leader to visit Chad and restore relations
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he will soon travel to the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations.
Benjamin Netanyahu made the announcement Tuesday in a meeting with visiting Chadian President Idriss Deby in Jerusalem. Deby's visit is the first by a president of Chad, a Muslim-majority country that broke off relations with Israel in 1972.
Netanyahu says they discussed cooperation in agriculture, counterterrorism, border protection and technology.
In diplomatic first, Chad’s leader visits Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) — The president of Chad on Sunday became the first leader of his country to pay an official visit to Israel, deepening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's outreach efforts to African states in what he says is a joint struggle against Islamic militants.
Nigeria’s military acknowledges major attack by extremists
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military on Saturday acknowledged a major attack against it by Islamic extremists after opposition lawmakers said 44 soldiers were killed, while public pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari grew over the failure of his pledge to defeat Boko Haram.
Judge: No bail for Hong Kong man in UN-linked bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) — A United Nations-linked bribery case against a Hong Kong businessman seems stronger after a prosecutor revealed that a former co-defendant will testify at trial that Chad's president rejected the man's $2 million bribe in 2014, a judge said Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska made the observation as she rejected a renewed bail application by Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho. Ho, 68, was arrested in November.
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's parliament has voted in support of a new constitution that would abolish the prime minister and allow the longtime president to serve two more terms.
Lawyer Senoussi Ali Abdoulaye tells Chadian National Radio the vote means more power will be concentrated in the hands of President Idriss Deby, who has been in office since 1990.
Opposition members and civil society groups demonstrated against the new constitution, which was approved in a 132-2 vote Monday.
Tillerson visits Chad and gets an earful about US travel ban
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — On an unlikely visit to dusty and desolate Chad, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday told the African nation's citizens they're welcome in the United States. It wasn't enough to overcome a Trump administration travel ban that Chad's top diplomat declared an injustice.
France surprised Chad made Trump travel restrictions list
PARIS (AP) — France's foreign ministry is expressing surprise that Chad is among the seven countries selected for new travel restrictions by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne said at a briefing Wednesday that Chad has paid with lives as a "decisive partner in the fight against terrorism."
She says France hopes "the United States and Chad ... will quickly find a solution to remove this interdiction."