Chad http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33321/all en Chad ministers fired after entire police force suspended http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/chad-ministers-fired-after-entire-police-force-suspended <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Dismissals follow firing of police chief</p> <p>* Review commission said to have found irregularities</p> <p>* Oil-producing state hamstrung by graft, instability</p> <p>N'DJAMENA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Chadian President Idriss Deby fired two ministers in charge of security after his suspension last week of the central African nation's entire nearly 6,000-member police force following allegations of graft, favouritism and abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/chad-ministers-fired-after-entire-police-force-suspended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chad Political geography Republics War Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:00:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757050 at http://www.globalpost.com Thirteen Chadian soldiers, 65 rebels killed in Mali - Chad army http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/blank-headline-received-27 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>N'DJAMENA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Thirteen Chadian soldiers and 65 Islamist rebels were killed in heavy fighting in the mountains of northern Mali near the border with Algeria on Friday, Chad's army said.</p> <p>"The provisional toll is ... on the enemy's side, five vehicles (destroyed) and 65 terrorists killed. We deplore the deaths of 13 of our valiant soldiers," announced a statement from the army general staff read on state radio. (Reporting by Madjiasra Nako; Editing by Jon Hemming)</p> Chad Military of Chad Second Chadian Civil War Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:30:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763931 at http://www.globalpost.com 13 Chadian troops, 65 rebels killed in Mali clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/13-chadian-troops-65-rebels-killed-mali At least thirteen Chadian soldiers and 65 militants have been killed in a fierce battle in the mountainous Ifoghas region of northern Mali. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/13-chadian-troops-65-rebels-killed-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Chad Republics Second Chadian Civil War Tessalit Tuareg War Conflict Zones Military War AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:15:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse and Talia Ralph 5763959 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten Chadian soldiers killed in northern Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/ten-chadian-soldiers-killed-northern-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>N'DJAMENA, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Ten Chadian soldiers were killed in operations targeting al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels along northern Mali's mountainous border with Algeria, Chad's army said on Sunday.</p> <p>The Chadian troops were carrying out operations in an area of the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains where 13 Chadian soldiers and 65 al Qaeda-linked rebels were killed in clashes on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/ten-chadian-soldiers-killed-northern-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chad Military of Chad Second Chadian Civil War Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:37:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765048 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/chadian-troops-killed-al-qaeda-commander-mali-deby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHADIAN PRESIDENT DEBY SAYS CHAD'S TROOPS KILLED AL QAEDA COMMANDER ABOU ZEID IN CLASHES IN NORTHERN MALI</p> Chad Idriss Military of Chad Second Chadian Civil War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771179 at http://www.globalpost.com Chad rebel group UFR to resume fighting: leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/chad-rebel-group-ufr-resume-fighting-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The main rebel coalition in Chad, the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR), said Thursday it was resuming its fight against President Idriss Deby Itno's regime.</p> <p>"We have decided to resume the struggle. An armed struggle, of course," Timan Erdimi, a key leader of the group, told AFP from Qatar, where he is in exile.</p> <p>The UFR had laid down its weapons after a 2009 peace deal between Chad and Sudan, which normalised relations after years of accusations that each country was supporting rebels in the other.</p> <p>But Erdimi said his group had been excluded from the peace negotiations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/chad-rebel-group-ufr-resume-fighting-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chad Second Chadian Civil War AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:47:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790126 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepalese, Indian killed in C.Africa airport shooting: France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/nepalese-indian-killed-cafrica-airport-shooting-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two men from Nepal and India were shot dead by French troops guarding the airport of the capital of the Central African Republic after a coup, the French defence ministry said Thursday.</p> <p>Paris had earlier said two Indian nationals had died in Monday's shooting when the soldiers opened fire on a car that came hurtling towards them even after they fired warning shots.</p> <p>A three-car convoy consisting of the two civilians and Chadian policemen were targeted in the attack, general staff spokesman Colonel Thierry Burkhard told reporters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/nepalese-indian-killed-cafrica-airport-shooting-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chad AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:16:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796329 at http://www.globalpost.com Ousted C.Africa president says Chad aided rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/ousted-cafrica-president-says-chad-aided-rebels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Central African Republic's recently toppled president Francois Bozize on Tuesday accused neighbouring Chad of helping the Seleka rebel coalition that ousted him.</p> <p>"On Saturday March 23 we had destroyed Seleka forces but overnight into Sunday 24, we knew that there had been support from an African country, which I inevitably believe was Chad," Bozize said in an interview with BBC Africa.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/ousted-cafrica-president-says-chad-aided-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chad Francois Bozize French language Republics AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:15:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799853 at http://www.globalpost.com Three Chadian soldier killed in north Mali suicide bombing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/three-chadian-soldier-killed-north-mali-suicide-bombing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Cheick Diouara</p> <p>GAO (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed three Chadian soldiers on Friday morning at a market in the northern Mali town of Kidal, a Chadian military official and three witnesses said.</p> <p>Chadian and French soldiers have been stationed in the desert town since late January to fight Islamist rebels hiding in the region's mountainous borderlands.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/three-chadian-soldier-killed-north-mali-suicide-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chad Landlocked countries Least developed countries Member states of La Francophonie Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:30:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5812950 at http://www.globalpost.com Chad to withdraw troops from Mali http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/chad-withdraw-troops-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chad's parliament voted overwhelmingly Monday for a gradual withdrawal of troops from Mali where 36 have died in a French-led campaign to oust armed Islamists from the north of the country.</p> <p>Lawmakers were nearly unanimous in asking government to withdraw its 2,250 troops "within a reasonable timeframe".</p> <p>Speaking at the session, Prime Minister Dadnadji Djimrangar said: "We paid a heavy price for this noble mission."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/chad-withdraw-troops-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chad Republics Second Chadian Civil War War AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:20:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5816415 at http://www.globalpost.com Chad foils apparent coup plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/chad-foils-apparent-coup-plot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chad has arrested a group of people for conspiring in what the government described as a "destabilisation plot" in the landlocked central African country, which has a history of instability.</p> <p>The government serving under President Idris Deby Itno, who himself came to power in a 1990 coup, said a "small group" was involved while police and opposition sources said one of the detainees was an opposition lawmaker. </p> <p>A police source added that soldiers and civilians also took part in the alleged plot.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/chad-foils-apparent-coup-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chad Chadian–Libyan conflict AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 11:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829757 at http://www.globalpost.com Chad foils apparent coup plot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/chad-foils-apparent-coup-plot-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chad has arrested a group of people for conspiring in what the government described as a "destabilisation plot" in the landlocked central African country, which has a history of instability.</p> <p>The government serving under President Idris Deby Itno, who himself came to power in a 1990 coup, said a "small group" was involved while police and opposition sources said one of the detainees was an opposition lawmaker. </p> <p>The situation appeared calm in the Chadian capital on Thursday, with residents going about their usual day-to-day activities normally.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/chad-foils-apparent-coup-plot-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chad Second Chadian Civil War AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 12:45:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829813 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Several killed' in apparent foiled coup in Chad http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/several-killed-apparent-foiled-coup-chad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A foiled coup attempt in Chad has left several people dead while a number of others have been arrested in connection with what the government described as a "destabilisation plot" in the landlocked central African country, police sources said Thursday.</p> <p>A shootout broke out on the outskirts of the capital N'Djamena on Wednesday when security forces came to arrest the alleged conspirators, leaving "several dead and around 15 injured", a police source said on condition of anonymity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/several-killed-apparent-foiled-coup-chad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chad Second Chadian Civil War AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 13:45:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829854 at http://www.globalpost.com Chad factfile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/chad-factfile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chad, where a foiled coup attempt left several people dead, is a poor, mainly desert country in north-central Africa with a history of instability.</p> <p>Key facts:</p> <p>LOCATION: At 1,284,000 square kilometres (495,800 square miles), Chad is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south and Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger to the west.</p> <p>POPULATION: 11.5 million (2011, World Bank).</p> <p>CAPITAL: N'Djamena.</p> <p>LANGUAGES: French and Arabic.</p> <p>RELIGIONS: Islam (53 percent), Christianity (30 percent, animist (20 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/chad-factfile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chad Chadian–Libyan conflict AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 15:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829899 at http://www.globalpost.com Three killed in foiled Chad coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/three-killed-foiled-chad-coup-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least three people were killed in a foiled coup attempt in Chad, the foreign minister said Thursday, and several arrested over the plot in the chronically unstable former French colony.</p> <p>Security services had for months been monitoring "a group of individuals who were preparing a plot against the state's institutions" and swooped on one of their meetings in the capital on Wednesday, Moussa Faki said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/three-killed-foiled-chad-coup-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Chad Second Chadian Civil War AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 23:31:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830167 at http://www.globalpost.com