Latest Chad News

Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

May. 09, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad's capital, there are no debates over which coronavirus vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. Not even for the doctors and nurses like her, who...

Chad military council announces key ministerial posts

May. 03, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's transitional military council pressed ahead Monday with solidifying its hold on power after announcing a new government over the weekend that kept key ministries in the hands of allies. Mahamat Idriss Deby, 37, was put in charge of the...

Mourners hold protester funerals in Chad's tense capital

May. 01, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Hundreds of chanting mourners carrying Chadian flags gathered Saturday to bury some victims who shot dead this week during demonstrations against the country's new military government, the first change in leadership in this central African nation in more than three...

Hundreds arrested after anti-government protests in Chad

Apr. 30, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — More than 700 people have been arrested in Chad following this week's demonstrations against the new military government led by the son of slain President Idriss Deby Itno, the United Nations said Friday. Civil society groups are renewing calls...

UN focuses on demand to repatriate foreign fighters in Libya

Apr. 29, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council held an informal meeting Thursday focusing on the repatriation of more than 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya, a demand of the country’s transitional government as it heads toward December elections after a decade of...

Chadian rebels claim they have shot down military helicopter

Apr. 29, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels seeking to overthrow Chad's new transitional government claimed Thursday to have shot down a military helicopter, while the junta in power warned political opponents not to renew protests after violent demonstrations earlier in the week left at least six people...

Celebrate Mother's Day by upping your gift game this year

Apr. 28, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mother's Day is here again and, yes, we're still in a pandemic. Keep those handmade cards, bouquets or breakfasts in bed coming, but up your game in celebration of brighter days with one of these store-bought gifts: GET OUTDOORS A...

Thousands demonstrate in Chad against military transition

Apr. 27, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Thousands protested and two people were killed in Chad Tuesday in demonstrations against the rule of a transitional military council headed by the son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno, who died last week. Those killed in violence...

EXPLAINER: The potential risks of political crisis in Chad

Apr. 27, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The killing of President Idriss Deby Itno has left his son in charge of Chad, the first change of power in more than three decades for the central African nation that borders some of the world's most volatile countries. The military's decision to...

Chad military council: No talks with rebels who killed Deby

Apr. 25, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's military transitional government said Sunday it would not negotiate with the rebels blamed for killing the country's president of three decades, raising the specter that the armed fighters might press ahead with their threats to attack the capital. ...