Chad accuses Central African Republic of war crime following attack on military post

Chad’s defence ministry on Sunday said troops of neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) had attacked a Chadian military post, killed one soldier, and kidnapped and executed five others – actions it said amounted to a war crime. The heavily armed assailants struck in the early hours of Sunday, attacking a post manned by 12 Chadian… Read More Chad accuses Central African Republic of war crime following attack on military post

Chadian opposition unimpressed as military names new government

Chad’s military rulers named a new government on Sunday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, but leading opposition figures rejected the appointments as a continuation of an old order they hoped to erase. Deby’s death last month on the frontlines in a fight against northern rebels ended his 30-year rule and sparked a… Read More Chadian opposition unimpressed as military names new government

At least four injured as security forces open fire on protesters in southern Chad

At least four people were shot and wounded in Chad’s southern Mandoul region on Saturday when security forces fired upon a crowd demonstrating against last month’s military takeover, witnesses and hospital sources said. Protesters in the town of Sarh, about 550 kilometres (340 miles) from the capital N’Djamena, banged pots and pans in a show… Read More At least four injured as security forces open fire on protesters in southern Chad

U.S. withdraws its non-essential staff as election crisis escalates in Chad

The United States has ordered its non-essential staff in Chad to leave the African country as rebel fighters approached the capital on Sunday after early election results showed President Idriss Deby on course to extend his three-decade rule. Deby, who seized power in 1990 at the head of an armed rebellion, is a staunch ally… Read More U.S. withdraws its non-essential staff as election crisis escalates in Chad