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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...

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...