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Chad swears in president after disputed election, ending years of military rule

May. 24, 2024 04:21 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad swore in Mahamat Deby Itno as the president on Thursday after holding elections earlier this month, completing a disputed transition to democratic rule after he seized power three years ago. Deby Itno, also known as Mahamat Idriss Deby, took power after...

Chad's military leader is confirmed as election winner in the final tally despite opposition protest

May. 16, 2024 14:15 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's constitutional council confirmed Thursday that President Mahamat Deby Itno, who seized power in 2021, was elected president in the May 6 vote and rejected an appeal by his main opponent. Deby Itno, also known as Mahamat Idriss Deby, seized power after...

Chad's opposition leader challenges the results of the presidential elections

May. 13, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's opposition leader says he has filed an appeal with the country’s constitutional council to challenge the preliminary results of the May 6 presidential election. In social media posts Sunday, Succès Masra shared a copy of a receipt showing that...

Chad's military ruler declared winner of presidential election, while opposition disputes the result

May. 10, 2024 02:32 AM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s military leader, Mahamat Deby Itno, was declared the winner of this week's presidential election, according to provisional results released Thursday. The results were contested by his main rival, Prime Minister Succès Masra. The national agency that...

Chad's military ruler wins this week's presidential election, provisional results show, as opposition calls foul

May. 09, 2024 17:08 PM EDT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's military ruler wins this week's presidential election, provisional results show, as opposition calls foul.

Chad holds a presidential election after years of military rule

May. 06, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad held its long delayed presidential election on Monday following three years of military rule under the interim president, Mahamat Deby Itno, a vote that analysts widely expected the incumbent to win. Deby Itno seized power after his father, who spent...

Russian trainers move to a Niger airbase where some US troops remain

May. 03, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has moved some troops onto an airbase in Niger where a small number of U.S. forces remain, but Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he doesn't see it as a significant issue. Most American troops left that base in the nation's capital, Niamey, a U.S. official said. ...

US says it will return to Chad for talks to keep troops in the country

May. 01, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The U.S. military plans to return to Chad within a month for talks about revising an agreement that allows it to keep troops based there, an American general said Wednesday. The U.S. said last month it was withdrawing most of its contingent of about 100 troops...

US to pull troops from Chad and Niger as the African nations question its counterterrorism role

Apr. 25, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will pull the majority of its troops from Chad and Niger as it works to restore key agreements governing what role there might be there for the American military and its counterterrorism operations, the Pentagon said Thursday. Both African...

No final decision on withdrawing US troops from Niger and Chad, top official tells AP

Apr. 24, 2024 22:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There has been no final decision on whether or not all U.S. troops will leave Niger and Chad, two African countries that are integral to the military's efforts to counter violent extremist organizations across the Sahel region, a top U.S. military official told The Associated Press...