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Five killed, several kidnapped in Boko Haram attacks in Chad

Boko Haram jihadists killed five people, wounded five others, and kidnapped nine — including six women — in attacks on two villages in western Chad, an official source told AFP Thursday.

Chadian army says 250 rebels captured after rebel convoy targeted

The Chadian military on Saturday said it had captured more than 250 rebels, including some top leaders, after an operation against an convoy of militants trying to cross into the country from Libya in late January that also involved French airstrikes.

Two UN peacekeepers killed by mine in central Mali

Two UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka died and several were wounded on Friday in central Mali when their vehicle hit a mine, UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) sources announced.

UN: 80,000 displaced from North East Nigeria since November

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said more than 80,000 Nigerians have been displaced due to ongoing violence in the North-East since November, 2018.

Eight UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday on one of their bases in northern Mali, multiple sources reported.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Chad for resumption of diplomatic ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Chad on Jan. 20, where he is expected to announce the resumption of diplomatic ties with the African country, his office said Thursday.

Fighting over gold in Chad leaves dozens dead

Fighting between Chadian and Sudanese rebels at a remote goldmine in northern Chad has left dozens dead, local and rebel sources said on Sunday.
The port of Douala on the Atlantic Coast of Cameroon, Jan. 10, 2018, is the nearest seaport for Chad and the Central African Republic.

Chad, CAR threaten to abandon Cameroon port over alleged corruption

Landlocked Chad and the Central African Republic have dispatched senior customs officials to Cameroon to look into allegations of corruption in the Atlantic Coast port of Douala.
Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Army addressing the troops

Nigerian Army deploys for battle to reclaim key town from Boko Haram

Troops are preparing to launch an offensive in a bid retake a strategic town captured by Boko Haram jihadists in northeast Nigeria, security and civilian sources said on Monday.
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Emmanuel Macron praises French troops in Sahel region

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed members of the French military in N’Djamena, Chad, on Saturday on the first of a two-day visit to meet troops stationed there as part of the 3,000 strong Barkhane contingent fighting insurgents in the Sahel.

Emmanuel Macron in Chad to meet soldiers amid extremist threats

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.
President Buhari attends Extra Ordinary Meeting of Lake Chad Basin in Abuja on 15th Dec 2018-4

Muhammadu Buhari summons sub-regional leaders again

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned another Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission to address prevailing security challenges in the sub-region.
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UN envoy urges international community to place Boko Haram on watch

Mr Francois Fall, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa and the head of the UN Regional Office for the region (UNOCA), has called on the international community to place the Boko Haram terrorist group on watchlist.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Oded Balilty - POOL - AFP)

Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel can now overfly Sudan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israeli airliners will now be able to overfly Sudan en route to South America
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Twitter-HQNigerianArmy

Nigerian Army repel fresh Boko Haram attacks

Soldiers have fought off attempts by Boko Haram fighters to overrun two army bases in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP on Friday, in the latest attacks to hit the region.
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UN to stop further shrinking of Lake Chad

The United Nations has said that it has embarked on measures, in collaboration with its partners, to stop further shrinking of Lake Chad, caused largely by the effects of climate change and other human activities.
Chadian President Idriss Deby (AFP Photo-Ashraf Shazly)

Chad’s Idriss Deby in first-ever visit to Israel

Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is due to arrive in Israel on Sunday for a first-ever visit to the country, decades after diplomatic relations were severed between the two nations.

Soldiers’ killings: Muhammadu Buhari sends Mansur Dan-Ali to Chad for emergency security meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched the Minister of Defence, retired Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, to Chad for an emergency meeting with the Chadian President, Idris Deby, on the deterioration of security at the Nigeria–Chad border.

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