War & Conflict

The long road to justice for Chad's Hissene Habre

It is moments like these that we can draw on in darker times.

by Salil Shetty


Chad's Habre sentenced to life in prison

Former military ruler Hissene Habre found guilty of crimes against humanity by Senegal court in landmark case.


Chad votes with longtime leader Deby seeking fifth term

President Idriss Deby, who came to power in a military coup in 1990, is expected to remain in office.

Boko Haram

Cameroon: 92 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

Cameroon's government says joint operation with Nigerian forces in border town also managed to free 850 villagers.

Boko Haram

Female bombers strike Lake Chad island

At least 19 people killed and 130 wounded in suspected Boko Haram attacks by young women on a busy market.

Boko Haram

Chad imposes state of emergency in Boko Haram-hit area

Chadian army has been on the front line of a regional military operation against Boko Haram as attacks spread.


Chad arrests 62 women for wearing veils after bombings

Women arrested in line with country's new counterterrorism laws, implemented to help prevent Boko Haram suicide attacks.

War & Conflict

Multiple explosions kill dozens in Chadian city

At least 37 killed in triple bombings at a fish market and refugee camp believed to be carried out by Boko Haram group.

Human Rights

Deadly blasts rock northern Nigeria

Hand of Boko Haram suspected as three suicide bombings across Damaturu in Yobe state kill 18 and injure dozens more.


Is it really news that an African city is dusty?

How some journalists describe places reveals much about their outlook – and about how they need to change.


Ex-Chad leader goes on trial in Senegal over atrocities

Hissene Habre, once described as "Africa's Pinochet", is accused of crimes against humanity during his rule.

War & Conflict

Nigerian president replaces military's top brass

Muhammadu Buhari names new army, navy, air force and defence chiefs in widely anticipated move.

War & Conflict

Chad police: Anyone wearing face veils will be arrested

Authorities vow to implement ban on veil a day after Boko Haram bomber disguised as woman attacked market in capital.

War & Conflict

Deadly suicide blast rocks market in Chad capital

At least 17 killed after suspected Boko Haram fighter disguised as veiled woman strikes outside main market.

War & Conflict

Officers killed in raid on 'Boko Haram hideout' in Chad

Five officers and six suspected fighters die during police raid in capital said to be linked to June 15 bombing in city.