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G5 Sahel meeting with France postponed after deadly attack in Niger

French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to postpone to early 2020 a meeting of Sahel country leaders due to take place in France later this month, the French presidency said.The decision to postpone...

Eleven killed in Chad in clashes between herders and farmers

Eleven people were killed in fighting between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers in a dispute over trampled crops in southern Chad, the local governor said Wednesday. The violence broke out in the district of Koumogo on Monday, causing the death...

Three days of fighting claims almost 40 in Chad

At least 37 people have been killed in fighting in just three days this week in Chad, President Idriss Deby has said. "We are witnessing a terrible phenomenon," Mr Deby told journalists on the country's independence day. "The intercommunal conflict has...

Chad rebel leader arrested in France for war crimes

One of Chad's main rebel leaders was detained at his Paris home on Monday over alleged crimes against humanity committed in Sudan, his rebel group and French legal sources said.General Mahamat Nouri,...

Chad, Israel renews diplomatic ties after 47 years

Chad and Israel have renewed diplomatic ties in what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described as "a partnership... to forge a prosperous and secure future for our countries".His comments came during...

Chadian new rebel group attack soldiers at Libya border

Rebels in northern Chad attacked government forces this week at the border with Libya, the fighters and two military sources said on Friday, although the government denied an attack had taken place.

USA lifts travel ban on Chad citizens

The United States president, Donald Trump lifted a U.S. travel ban on citizens from Chad on Tuesday after a six-month U.S. government review found improvements in the African country’s security standards, the White House said. The United States added Chad...

Chad protesters face ‘zero tolerance’ as 17 get jail terms

Fear rules over the city," said Mahamat, a resident of the Chadian capital N'Djamena for more than 40 years who did not dare to reveal his real name. "Although people are frustrated, they don't want to be arrested, kidnapped or...

Low turnout for Chad ‘day of anger’ amid security lockdown

Plans for a "day of anger" in the Chadian capital failed to materialise Thursday, with just a few dozen protesters marching against austerity amid a large police presence, a day after the government suspended 10 opposition parties. The planned protest...

Sell sex or starve? grim tales of child sex trade in Chad by Reuters foundation

Wearing a pastel-colored dress embroidered with a tatty trim and speaking almost in a whisper, 17-year-old Chancelle looks like she should be in school. But, since the age of 15, she has instead been going into isolated huts or simply...
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Uganda and Rwanda presidents to meet in London

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame are expected to meet in London on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020...

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says Sierra Leone is home, donates $101k

Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has said that 'Sierra Leone is home' as he made a donation to the country's Free Quality Education...

Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway...