Africa

Macron in Mali for talks with leaders of Africa's Sahel

French president meets West African leaders to support new 5,000-strong force to fight armed groups in the region.

Macron in Mali for talks with leaders of Africa's Sahel

Africa

Boko Haram attacks blamed for deaths in Nigeria, Chad

Nine civilians are killed in suicide attacks in Nigeria's Maiduguri, while eight troops die in raid in next-door Chad.

Boko Haram attacks blamed for deaths in Nigeria, Chad

Africa

Senegal court upholds life sentence of Chad's ex-leader

Victims celebrate court ruling for Hissene Habre, who is convicted of human rights abuses against thousands.

Court upholds life sentence of Chad's Hissene Habre

Politics

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat named AU Commission chair

Chadian diplomat elected as the new AU Commission chairperson after seven rounds of voting in Addis Adaba.

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat named AU Commission chair

Human Rights

Chad ex-ruler seeks to have conviction overturned

Lawyers for Chad's former ruler Hissene Habre argue trial by special court in Senegal was marred by procedural errors.

Hissene Habre seeks to have conviction overturned

Africa

Displaced refugees fear more loss as Lake Chad shrinks

Refugees displaced by Boko Haram take on new life of fishing, but fear all will be lost as Lake Chad slowly disappears.

Displaced refugees fear more loss as Lake Chad shrinks

Special series

Hissene Habre: Trial of a Dictator

Harrowing insight into the rise and fall of one of the world's most cruel dictators, former Chadian President Habre.

Human Rights

Lawyers appeal ex-Chad ruler Habre's life sentence

Former military ruler Hissene Habre was jailed for crimes against humanity last month by a special court in Senegal.

 Lawyers appeal ex-Chad ruler Habre's life sentence

Opinion

The long road to justice for Chad's Hissene Habre

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

Salil Shetty

by Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty

Chad

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.

Politics

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.

Chad votes with longtime leader Deby seeking fifth term

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.

Cameroon: 92 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

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.

Female bombers strike Lake Chad island

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 imposes state of emergency in Boko Haram-hit area

Chad

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.

Chad arrests 62 women for wearing veils after bombings