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Chadians vote as Deby seeks to extend 3-decade presidency

Apr. 11, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was widely expected to win re-election Sunday, extending his three-decade-long rule in this central African nation after three top opposition politicians chose not to take part in the vote. Some polling stations...

Chadian president seeks 6th term after 30 years in power

Apr. 10, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is seeking to extend his three-decade long rule, running for a sixth time in this oil-producing Central African nation that is home to nearly half a million refugees and also plays a prominent role in the fight against Islamic...

France, West African leaders discuss fighting extremism

Feb. 15, 2021 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French and West African heads of state began a two-day summit Monday on the fight against Islamic extremists in Africa’s Sahel region, as France considered a gradual reduction of its troops in the area. The leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger and...