Latest Chad News

Thousands of Nigerian hunters prepare to chase Boko Haram

Oct. 11, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerian hunters, armed with charmed amulets and intimate knowledge of harsh terrain, are preparing an offensive against the Boko Haram extremists who have ravaged the northeast for a decade, calling it "high time" they help soldiers end the deadly insurgency....

UN peacekeeper killed, 5 others seriously wounded in Mali

Oct. 7, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Chad was killed and five other peacekeepers were seriously wounded in a pair of attacks in Mali. The peacekeeper was killed and four colleagues wounded on Sunday when their convoy struck an explosive device in Aguelhok in the northern region of...

Mia Farrow visits Chad to promote new approach to hunger

Oct. 3, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Groups of women had traveled for days to find care for their starving children in Chad, blankly staring in exhaustion and with little hope. But other women smiled, relieved to see their children “fattened” by a new and simplified initiative for hunger. In an interview...

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates 95th birthday

Oct. 1, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter celebrated his 95th birthday on Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone as he continues his humanitarian work and occasionally weighs in on politics and policy. Carter still lives in tiny Plains, Georgia, and planned no public celebrations on Tuesday....

At UN, Africa balances highlighting its progress and poverty

Sep. 27, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At the modernist U.N. building on New York's East Side, "United Nations" means the trappings of protocol, the gravitas and pettiness of diplomatic relations, the grandiose speeches and agendas of heads of state. But out in the world — the place where the nations that unite here...

UN agency: Rival tribes clash in southern Libya; 90 killed

Aug. 20, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian agency says at least 90 people have died this month in southern Libya amid fighting between rival tribes. The fighting pits the Arab Alzway tribe against the sub-Saharan African Tabu tribe that inhabits a wide area stretching across Chad, Libya, Sudan and Niger and that...