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Chad: Idriss Déby Itno will be elevated to the rank of marshal

On the 60th anniversary of Chad’s independence, Head of State Idriss Déby Itno will be elevated to the rank of marshal, the last level of the military hierarchy, during a special ceremony at the National Assembly. This honorary title was awarded to the Chadian Head of State last June by members of the National Assembly. […]

Chad: President Idriss Déby Itno reshuffles his government

President Idriss Deby carried out a major reshuffle of the government, with the entry of fourteen new ministers and six secretaries of state. Chadian Head of State Idriss Déby Itno has carried out, nine months before the presidential election, a significant reshuffle of his government, with the entry of fourteen new ministers and six secretaries […]

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G5 Sahel summit took place in Mauritania

The G5 Sahel countries and France meet on Tuesday June 30 in Nouakchott to take stock of their fight against the jihadists, six months after they decided to intensify the joint effort to regain lost ground in the region. Emmanuel Macron and the Heads of State of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad met […]

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Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed in Mali during the weekend

Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed by “unidentified” gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday 13 June. UN soldiers were providing security for a Minusma logistics convoy that was bivouacking when gunfire erupted. The peacekeepers returned fire, a UN statement said. The logistical convoy was linking Tessalit and Gao (North) when it was attacked at around 7 […]

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Chad volunteers to test Malagasy treatment

Chad is interested in participating in the test phase of a Malagasy potential treatment against Covid-19, in the form of an injectable solution. The deputy director of President Idriss Déby’s cabinet, Abdelkrim Idriss, was at the Ivato airport in Antananarivo on the evening of Wednesday, June 10 in the company of the Malagasy Minister of […]

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Moratorium on the debts of Congo, Ethiopia and Chad

The Paris Club, which brings together all the Western countries that hold the bulk of the debts of developing countries, announced this on Tuesday. In concrete terms, this means that Brazzaville, Addis Ababa and Ndjamena will not have to pay their debts this year. On the other hand, it is not a cancellation, so they […]

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Hissene Habre returns to prison

The former Chadian dictator was escorted on Sunday, June 8 to the Cap Manuel prison, where he is serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. On April 6, he was allowed to leave prison for 60 days as a health measure in view of Covid-19. He spent this time under prison surveillance between the […]

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Fifteen days’ imprisonment and a fine of CFAF 2,000 for not wearing a mask in Chad

Chadians who do not respect the obligation to wear masks in public places are, since Sunday 10 May, liable to a fine of 2,000 CFA francs (3.5 euros) and possibly up to 15 days in prison, according to an order signed by the Minister of Defense and Security, Mahamat Abali Salah. Faced with a sharp […]

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Chad bans death penalty for terrorists

The National Assembly adopted a new law on terrorism on 28 April. The main innovation: the new text abolishes the death penalty which was reintroduced in the summer 2015 following the terrorist attacks of Boko Haram. In June 2015, when the country had just suffered the first attacks of Boko Haram, the government passed an […]

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Forty-four Boko Haram prisoners found dead in Chad

The Chadian army earlier this month captured fifty-eight Boko Haram jihadists in Lac province. Forty-four of them have reportedly committed suicide in their cells on Thursday night. They were brought to justice on Wednesday after being captured during the Chadian army’s counter-offensive to the deadly attack on one of its bases. The Fifty-eight prisoners were […]

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