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Six Sudanese die in clash over food at refugee camp

Six refugees from Sudan’s strife-scarred Darfur region were killed and 10 others wounded in a brawl at the Bredjing camp in eastern Chad, a relief worker said Friday.
From L-R- Dean, African Group of Ambassadors, Geneva, H.E Ambassador Malloum Bamanga Abbas of the Chadian Permanent Mission, Mrs. Hauwa Kadiri, Ambassador Audu Kadiri, and Professor Ibrahim Gambari

Nigeria seeks support for re-election into ITU

Nigeria’s belief in multilateralism and readiness to serve as exemplified by its many international commitments makes its bid for re-election into the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) worthy of support from countries within Africa and the globe, the Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Nigerian Permanent Mission in Switzerland, Ambassador Audu Kadiri, has said.

Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Eight Chadian soldiers died in a Boko Haram attack in the Lake Chad region on Wednesday, with 48 jihadists killed as the army retaliated, a military spokesperson told AFP.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Six die as Boko Haram attacks Lake Chad

Six people, including two soldiers, died in an overnight Boko Haram attacks near Lake Chad, security and army sources said on Saturday, saying Chadian troops had killed 17 assailants in a counter-offensive.

Federal government to spend $6.7 billion Northeast reconstruction, rehabilitation, resettlement plan

The Federal Government says it has developed a 6.7-billion-dollar robust plan of action for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of Northeast devastated by Boko Haram activities.

Chad orders illegal gold miners out of troubled area

The Chadian government said on Thursday it would assert control over part of the country's far north which has been troubled by a gold rush and a rebel incursion from neighbouring Libya.

Ex-President Zuma joins small club of African leaders in dock

Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial on Friday for alleged corruption and fraud in a large government arms deal in the late 1990s, charges denied by the 75-year-old who was ousted by his party in February.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills 18 in Chad attack

Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday.

Six killed in Boko Haram attack on Lake Chad island

Six people were killed, including four government officials and a soldier, in an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on a Chadian army checkpoint on an island in Lake Chad, a military source told AFP Sunday.

Chadian govt resigns as President Deby strengthens grip on power

The Chadian government has resigned three days after the passing of a new constitution designed to strengthen the rule of long-time President Idriss Déby.

US hands two planes to Chad for anti-terror campaign

The United States on Wednesday formally handed over to Chad two light reconnaissance aircraft intended to help its forces fight a jihadist insurgency.

21 dead in Boko Haram attacks in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 21 people in separate attacks in a remote northeastern region of Nigeria, security officials and a witness told AFP on Monday.

Defence chief visits wounded troops in Chad

Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has visited wounded troops engaged in the war against Boko Haram insurgents in Lake Chad region.

At least 21 dead in Borno Boko Haram attacks

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 21 people in separate attacks in a remote northeastern region of Nigeria, security officials and a witness told AFP on Monday.

Boko Haram kills three Chadian soldiers

Three Chadian soldiers were killed in a clash with Boko Haram jihadists on Sunday, Chad's national television reported on Tuesday.

UN announces return of 53 Sudanese refugees from Chad

The United Nations has announced the return of 53 Sudanese refugees after they spent more than 14 years in refugee camps in eastern Chad.

US lifts travel ban on Chad

The United States announced Tuesday the lifting of its six-month ban on visitors and immigrants from Chad, saying the country had met key security requirements for vetting travelers.

Chad mulls presidential terms but opposition sceptical

Chad on Monday was due to start discussing sweeping constitutional reforms including presidential term limits in a country ruled with an iron fist by Idriss Deby since a 1996 coup.

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