Chad's transitional government has vowed to more than double the size of its army by the end of 2022 to deal with security challenges, including threats from militants.
Study blames "human-caused climate change" for floods that mainly struck Nigeria but also hit Niger, Chad and other African countries displacing over 1.4 million people.
The Elysee Palace has announced an end to France’s anti-militant operation in Africa’s Sahel region, but has left in its wake incidents of rights abuses committed by the French military yet to be prosecuted.
Government forces fire on protesters in capital N’Djamena and second-largest city Moundou, leaving at least 60 people dead and some 300 wounded, officials say.
Floods have hit 18 of the country's 23 provinces, affecting millions and "swallowing up more than 465,000 hectares of fields and 19,000 heads of livestock," says President Mahamat Idriss Deby.
KidsRights Index in its "alarming" report ranks Iceland, Sweden, and Finland as the best for children's rights and Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Chad as the worst, out of 185 countries.
A decree by military leader Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno has appointed former journalist Saleh Kebzabo, 75, for the job.
The incident took place in a town in the Diffa region close to the Lake Chad basin, a strategic area where the borders of four countries converge - Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.
8th September is International Literacy Day. Millions of people worldwide still can’t read and write. We must do much better.
More than 1,400 delegates from the military government, civil society, opposition parties, trade unions and rebel groups gathered in N'djamena for the talks that are scheduled to last three weeks.
The talks, which should have begun in February, have been marred by delays as Chad's myriad rebel groups, meeting in Qatar, squabbled over whether to attend.
The last soldiers belonging to France's Barkhane operation in Mali left the African country after nearly a decade, following President Macron's decision to pull out.
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