Ramaphosa condemns violence in Chad

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[…]

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Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced

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[…]

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Habre trial “sets a precedent”: HRW

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[…]

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Chad bans Niqab

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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