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Chad makes a U-turn say committed to regional anti-Islamist fight

Chad's government says its army will continue to participate in joint military operations against militant jihadist groups across the region, including the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.A statement from the foreign ministry came two days after Chad's President, Idriss...

Chad army says killed 1,000 Boko Haram jihadists, clears lake hideouts

Chadian army says it has killed 1,000 jihadists in an operation in the Lake Chad area against the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram.Army spokesman Col Azem Agouna said 52 Chadian soldiers were killed during the six-day battle, known...

Chad completes talks with IMF over $115m emergency funding

The International Monetary Fund has completed talks with Chad aimed at granting access to $115 million from its Rapid Credit Facility to help the African oil producer confront the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fund said in a...

Chad president tells Shekau, surrender or die

Chad's President, Mr. Idriss Deby, has asked Boko Haram's factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, to surrender or risk being killed inside his Dikoa hideout.Deby issued the warning in a state address to his countrymen shortly after leading his army in...

Nigeria, Chad, Niger announce joint military offensive on Boko Haram jihadists

Nigeria on Thursday said it had launched a "massive" joint offensive with troops from Chad and Niger against jihadists waging a decade-long insurgency in the region.The announcement comes after Chad's defence minister said on Tuesday his country had deployed...

Nearly 100 Chadian soldiers killed by Boko Haram in 7-hour attack

Boko Haram jihadists have killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack on an island army base, in their deadliest assault yet on the country's armed forces.President Idriss Deby told Chad television he travelled to the scene of...

Chad says repelled rebel attack in gold region

Chadian soldiers on Wednesday repelled an incursion into a volatile northern gold-mining region from rebels based in neighbouring Libya, the army said.The rebel group, the Military Command Council for the Salvation of the Republic (CCMSR), acknowledged the deadly fighting,...

Female suicide bomber kills nine in western Chad

Nine civilians died in western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives in an area targeted in the past by jihadist group Boko Haram, the army and officials said on Monday.Chad is one of the countries struggling...
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Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...