The Libyan warlord has consistently upped the ante, but only has a losing hand to show for it.
The state of emergency declared by Chad President Idriss Deby will run for three months in Sila and Ouaddai regions, the president's office said.
Eastern Chad is in the grip of cyclical violence between nomadic camel herders and sedentary farmers from the Ouaddian community.
Libya's Tubu, part of a larger cross-border ethnic minority group, speak out against the "ethnic cleansing" of their community, after Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) launches a military offensive in the country's south.
Critics of President Deby say the constitutional changes are aimed at installing a de facto monarchy. Parliament approved the changes 132-2, after most of the opposition boycotted the vote.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby on Tuesday condemn the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and vow to boost bilateral ties.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan become the first president of Turkey to visit Chad as the two sides aim to strengthen economic relations
Presidential decree results in the re-shuffle of key government posts previously filled by temporary appointments. This follows Chadian difficulties in paying back loans to Glencore.
It's been three years since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram continues to be at the forefront of a nine year-long insurgency, creating one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world.
Morocco left the African Union in 1984 over the territorial dispute for the Western Sahara region, but now it seeks readmission.
Chad's incumbent President Idriss Deby scores first-round victory in presidential elections
Voting begins in Chad's presidential election, President Deby runs for fifth term
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