Madjiasra Nako

Thousands attend funeral of Chad's Deby, Macron pledges French support

Apr 24 2021

N'DJAMENA Thousands of people attended the funeral of Chad's slain leader Idriss Deby on Friday, with French President Emmanuel Macron leading tributes to the long-ruling strongman whose death in a battle with rebels has thrown the country into crisis.

Ahead of Deby's funeral, Chad rebels say command hit by air strike

Apr 23 2021

(Corrects to clarify that command centre was bombed on Wednesday night not overnight in first paragraph)

Foreign leaders arrive for Chad leader's funeral as rebels threaten advance

Apr 23 2021

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) -Foreign leaders arrived in Chad on Thursday for the funeral of slain president Idriss Deby as France backed the new military leaders in the face of rebel threats to resume an offensive on the capital N'Djamena.

Chad in turmoil after Deby death as rebels, opposition challenge military

Apr 21 2021

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) -The son of Chad's slain leader Idriss Deby took over as president and armed forces commander on Wednesday as rebel forces threatened to march on the capital, deepening the turmoil in a country vital to international efforts to combat Islamist militants in Africa. | Video

Chad reinforces troops against militants in Sahel as France mulls changes

Feb 12 2021

N'DJAMENA Chad will deploy some 1,000 troops to the tri-border region of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali to reinforce national armies that, backed by French and European allies, are battling Islamist insurgents, according to French and Chadian sources.

Suspected Boko Haram attack kills four Chadian soldiers

Nov 25 2020

N'DJAMENA Four soldiers in southwest Chad were killed and dozens injured in an explosion on a boat thought to have been caused by an improvised bomb, a local official said on Wednesday, suggesting it was the work of Islamist group Boko Haram.

About 30 killed in landslide at Chad gold mine

Sep 26 2019

N'DJAMENA A landslide at an illegal gold mine in Chad has killed about 30 people, a government minister said on Thursday.

IMF credit to Chad delayed over Glencore oil debt

Nov 24 2017

LONDON/N'DJAMENA Chad's stalled talks with Glencore on restructuring more than $1 billion in debt due to the trading firm has delayed the release of IMF funds for the struggling central African country until at least early next year, sources familiar with the matter said.

Exclusive: Chad wants to cut off Glencore's oil supplies in debt row

Oct 30 2017

N'DJAMENA/LONDON Chad is on a collision course with top creditor Glencore as it wants to divert oil from the Swiss trading house to U.S. energy company ExxonMobil from the new year amid a dispute over debt restructuring.

Frenchman kidnapped near Chad border with Sudan's Darfur

Mar 23 2017

PARIS/N'DJAMENA A Frenchman was kidnapped in Chad in a remote region near the border with Sudan's Darfur region early on Thursday, France's foreign ministry said.

World News

UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron coronavirus variant cases

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa.