Jump to navigation

Chad

Chad

Population: 14.89 mn.
GDP: $9.98 bn.
Debt: $3.14 bn.

news from Chad

Category: all

Found 59 articles.

Displaying 1-10 out of 59 results.

Regional leaders pay homage to Déby at funeral summit

The death of Chad's just re-elected warrior-president could undermine the regional anti-jihad campaign and leaves a political vacuum at home

Although the full facts of how President Idriss Déby Itno met his death on 19 April are yet to emerge, his successors and regional leaders have tough choices ahead. Chad's national...


    Vol 62 No 8 |
  • CHAD

Chronicle of an election foretold

Chad's electoral commission has until 25 April to pronounce on the results of Sunday's presidential polls, but few are holding their breath. 'I know in advance that I will win, as ...


No more heavy lifting

A disastrous attack on Chadian forces almost succeeded in breaking up the regional alliance against the jihadists

Chad was brought to the brink of giving up its regional role in fighting the Sahel jihadists after its armed forces fought battles with Boko Haram on a scale not yet seen in the in...


Not the court of Africa

The President is proud of Senegal's role in hosting the Habré trial but does not want to set a precedent

Following the landmark trial in Dakar of Chadian former dictator Hissène Habré, President Macky Sall has played down suggestions that Senegal should now become the permanent home o...


    Vol 57 No 10 |
  • CHAD

Missing men mar Déby’s win

The President’s deeply-flawed re-election attracted little foreign comment but a storm is now brewing over the disappearance of up to 60 soldiers

With President Idriss Déby Itno dominating the political scene and tightly controlling an election process to prevent effective monitoring by civil society, his outright victory in...


    Vol 56 No 10 |
  • CHAD

Winning battles, losing wars

Chad has won friends by taking the war to Boko Haram but seems unable to conquer its domestic demons

President Idriss Déby Itno made many regional leaders jealous when his army managed what none of the others could do – to rout the Islamist militia Boko Haram in a series of battle...


    Vol 56 No 10 |
  • CHAD

Forgiveness, its own reward

President Idriss Déby Itno may have his own reasons for going to war with the jihadists, but he expected to be rewarded and it came to pass. In March, French Foreign Minister Laure...


How not to refill a lake

The Sahel’s only major body of water has shrunk to a fraction of its former size but one plan to save the lake is fraught with controversy

Lake Chad once sustained a large population through irrigation and fishing in Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Nigeria. Now, just a tenth of its former size, it is only a small lake strad...


    Vol 54 No 11 |
  • CHAD

Déby’s enemies crowd in

After sending troops to Mali and trying to broker peace in CAR, the President faces destabilising enemies at home and severe economic challenges

Recently, Idriss Déby Itno has spent more time in the international spotlight than at any time in his presidential career. Widely praised for a major military commitment in Mali ag...


Displaying 1-10 out of 59 results.