More than 400 sentenced in Chad for death of ex-ruler DebyMarch 22, 2023 GMT
N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — More than 400 rebels accused of killing Chad's former president have been sentenced to life in prison.
The rebels were convicted of terrorism, using child soldiers and undermining Chad’s integrity and security, an appeals court ruled in a closed hearing on Tuesday.
Mass trial starts in Chad over former ruler Deby’s deathFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Authorities in Chad on Tuesday started the mass trial of hundreds of alleged rebels accused of killing longtime President Idriss Deby Itno, who died under murky circumstances in 2021 two days after winning a sixth term in office.
Chad leader blames protest organizers for civilian deathsOctober 24, 2022 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's interim leader Mahamat Idriss Deby on Monday said those who organized protests against his two-year extension of power have shown “the will to start a civil war,” marking his first speech since a violent crackdown on demonstrators left dozens of people dead across the country.
Chad govt suspends 7 political parties after deadly protestsOctober 21, 2022 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's government clamped down on the country's opposition Friday, suspending seven political parties and searching party offices a day after unprecedented protests around the country left more than 60 people dead.
Security forces kill at least 60 as protests engulf ChadOctober 20, 2022 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian security forces opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in the country's two largest cities Thursday killing at least 60 people, the government spokesman and a morgue official said.
Chad’s junta, rebel groups sign pledge in Qatar before talksAugust 9, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Chad's military government signed a pledge Monday with more than 40 rebel groups and opposition figures ahead of planned national reconciliation talks, though the deal did not include the country's main rebel group.
Chad junta leader in Qatar after months of peace deal talksAugust 6, 2022 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Chad's military government met Saturday with Qatar's ruling emir after months of talks between Chadian forces and rebel factions, hosted by the Arab country.
Chad’s junta and rebel groups open peace talks in QatarMarch 13, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Chad’s ruling military council and representatives of rebel forces met for the formal opening of peace talks on Sunday in Qatar, part of a broader diplomatic effort to halt decades of fighting and instability in the vast, faction-ridden nation.
Libyan commander, Chadian rebels clash in southern LibyaSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said Thursday they are now battling their former allies, Chadian rebels who have sought refuge in southern Libya as they fight the government in Chad's capital, N'Djamena.
UN envoy: Failure to get rid of Libya mercenaries a threatMay 22, 2021 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Libya warned the Security Council on Friday that progress on the key issue of withdrawing mercenaries and foreign fighters from Libya has stalled and their continued presence is a threat not only to Libya but to the entire African region.
Chad says Libya fighters risk undermining terrorism fightMay 19, 2021 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chad’s deputy foreign minister warned the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that mercenaries and foreign fighters from Libya are crossing into the Sahel, threatening to undermine gains in fighting terrorism by five West African nations and plunge the region into violence that will be difficult to control.
Chad’s new leader visits Niger in 1st international tripMay 10, 2021 GMT
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Chad’s new leader Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby traveled to Niger on Monday, making his first international trip since the military put him in charge last month following the death of his father...
Chad military council announces key ministerial postsMay 3, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's transitional military council pressed ahead Monday with solidifying its hold on power after announcing a new government over the weekend that kept key ministries in the hands of allies...
Hundreds arrested after anti-government protests in ChadApril 30, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — More than 700 people have been arrested in Chad following this week's demonstrations against the new military government led by the son of slain President Idriss Deby Itno, the United Nations said Friday...
Chadian rebels claim they have shot down military helicopterApril 29, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels seeking to overthrow Chad's new transitional government claimed Thursday to have shot down a military helicopter, while the junta in power warned political opponents not to renew protests after violent demonstrations earlier in the week left at least six people dead...
Thousands demonstrate in Chad against military transitionApril 27, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Thousands protested and two people were killed in Chad Tuesday in demonstrations against the rule of a transitional military council headed by the son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno, who died last week...
EXPLAINER: The potential risks of political crisis in ChadApril 27, 2021 GMT
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The killing of President Idriss Deby Itno has left his son in charge of Chad, the first change of power in more than three decades for the central African nation that borders some of the world's most volatile countries...
Chad military council: No talks with rebels who killed DebyApril 25, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's military transitional government said Sunday it would not negotiate with the rebels blamed for killing the country's president of three decades, raising the specter that the armed fighters might press ahead with their threats to attack the capital...
Chad holds funeral for late president amid rebel threatApril 23, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) —
Chad’s slain President Idriss Deby Itno is being buried Friday near his hometown after a state funeral in the capital, N’Djamena...
Chadian opposition decries Deby’s son as interim leaderApril 22, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s political opposition has urged the military to hand over power to a civilian transitional government following the killing of longtime President Idriss Deby Itno, saying on Thursday that the immediate appointment of the slain leader's son as interim leader amounted to a “coup d'etat...
Chad rebels threaten to depose slain president’s sonApril 21, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels in Chad threatened to depose the son of the country's slain president after he was named interim leader of the strategic central African nation, raising the specter Wednesday of a violent power struggle...
Chad President Deby, ally in fighting extremism, dies at 68April 21, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled Chad for more than 30 years and became an important ally to Western nations in the fight against Islamic extremism in Africa, has been killed N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s president of three decades died of wounds suffered during a visit to front-line troops battling a shadowy rebel group, the military announced Tuesday, as the insurgents vowed to take the capital in what could become a violent battle for control of the oil-rich Central African nation...
Rebels vow to take capital after Chadian president killedApril 20, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s president of three decades died of wounds suffered during a visit to front-line troops battling a shadowy rebel group, the military announced Tuesday, as the insurgents vowed to take the capital in what could become a violent battle for control of the oil-rich Central African nation...
Chadians vote as Deby seeks to extend 3-decade presidencyApril 11, 2021 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was widely expected to win re-election Sunday, extending his three-decade-long rule in this central African nation after three top opposition politicians chose not to take part in the vote...
Boko Haram kills 92 soldiers in Chad in country’s worst tollMarch 25, 2020 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Boko Haram extremists have killed at least 92 Chadian soldiers in the deadliest attack on the nation’s forces, Chad’s president said...
Nigeria’s military acknowledges major attack by extremistsNovember 24, 2018 GMT
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...