Over 21,000 children recruited by government forces and armed groups in conflict-hit region over past five years: UNICEF
Biden praises France as ‘valued partner’, Macron says France’s concerns ‘clarified’ over lost $60bn submarine contract.
So-called National Transitional Council ‘will act as national assembly of transition’ ahead of polls, statement says.
Habre, who ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990, was serving a life term in Senegal for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
N’Djamena says the ‘strategic redeployment’ is to better adapt to the organisation of rebel groups in the region.
President Emmanuel Macron says France to reduce its force to 2,500 to 3,000 troops over the long term.
France suspended the operations early last month following the West African country’s second coup in less than a year.
Football is a passion in Chad but the national team has yet to qualify for top African and world tournaments.
French president says 5,100-strong Operation Barkhane to replaced by new mission supported by other partners.
Five other troops were injured in the attack on an outpost in Sourou, according to Chad’s foreign minister.
AU sees ‘absolute need’ for Chad’s transition from military to democratic leadership to be achieved within 18 months.
The military and authorities have previously said they have defeated the FACT rebel group only for fighting to continue.
Military authorities have banned the protest called by coalition of opposition parties and civil society groups.
Military also announces the lifting of an overnight curfew introduced after President Idriss Deby’s shock death.