President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the violence in Chad, which led to the death of President Idriss Deby. The 68-year-old died on Tuesday after being wounded while fighting rebels on the frontline. His son, Mahamat Kaka Deby, has been named interim President. Ramaphosa has expressed sadness at hearing the news[…]
At least 44 suspected members of Boko Haram who were arrested during a recent operation against the group have been found dead in their prison cell in Chad after apparently being poisoned, the country’s chief prosecutor has announced. The prisoners were found dead on Thursday, Youssouf Tom said on television,[…]
Chad is one of the world’s poorest countries, but in its capital, Ndjamena, rent rates rival those of New York or London at upwards of $2,000 a month for a two-bedroom flat in the city centre. The dusty city on the edge of the Sahara was ranked the most expensive in Africa and[…]
Ancient cave paintings at a world heritage site in the Sahara desert have been defaced with graffiti, Chad’s minister of culture has told the BBC. The graffiti drawn on the paintings, which are about 8,000 years old, was “a tragedy… offensive to the whole history and memory of Chad,” Mahamat Saleh[…]
A special court in Senegal has sentenced former Chadian military ruler Hissene Habre to life in prison after convicting him of crimes against humanity, torture and sexual slavery. The verdict on Monday caps a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former leader to justice in Senegal,[…]
Chad voted in a presidential election on Sunday with incumbent Idriss Deby running for a fifth term in office, arguing that only his government can maintain stability in the face of a threat from Islamist militants. Boko Haram has staged a series of attacks in Chad in the past year[…]
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has hailed the trial of former Chadian President, Hissène Habre as a “milestone moment” for justice on the African continent. The former dictator of the Central African state made his first appearance before a Senegalase court in Dakar this week, where he is facing charges[…]
President Hissene Habre has been forcibly brought to court for the second day of his trial for crimes against humanity. The trial has been suspended until 7 September after Mr Habre and his lawyers refused to speak to the judge. The court in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, has now appointed new lawyers[…]
Hissene Habre, the former leader of Chad once described as “Africa’s Pinochet” by Human Rights Watch (HRW), is about to face trial in Senegal over the alleged political killings of thousands of people during his time in power. The trial, starting on Monday, will be the first of an African leader[…]
In a controversial decision, the Chadian police have warned that anyone wearing a full-face veil or niqab will be arrested to curb deteriorating security conditions and suicide attacks. “This attack just confirms that a ban on the full-face veil was justified,” national police spokesman Paul Manga told Agence France Presse[…]
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