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Chad’s Mahamat Deby confirmed as winner of disputed election

N’Djamena, Mali Reuters Chad’s constitutional council confirmed Mahamat Idriss Deby as winner of the 6th May presidential election on Thursday after dismissing challenges by two losing candidates – cementing a victory that extended his family’s decades-long rule. Deby, who seized power the day rebels killed his father, President Idriss Deby, in 2021 and declared himself […]

Devastated relatives identify victims of Chad’s bloody protests

Chad Moundou protests

N’Djamena, Chad Reuters Timothe Sidjim left the morgue with reddened eyes and a haggard look. He had just identified the body of his 22-year-old son, Allasem, one of at least 50 people killed in the violence that erupted as people protested against Chad’s government on Thursday. Hundreds took to the streets of the capital N’Djamena […]

About 50 people killed in Chad protests, government says

Chad Ndjamena protests

N’Djamena, Chad Reuters About 50 people were killed and nearly 300 injured in violence that broke out in Chad on Thursday as hundreds took to the streets to demand a quicker transition to democratic rule.  Prime Minister Saleh Kebzabo, who gave the death toll at a news conference, said the government was still compiling casualties […]

Thousands battle “catastrophic” floods after Chad’s heaviest rains in 30 years

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N’Djamena, Chad Reuters Chad’s heaviest seasonal rainfall in over 30 years has left parts of the capital N’Djamena navigable only by boat and forced thousands to flee their flooded homes over the past month, according to aid groups and the state weather agency. In N’Djamena’s eighth district, families have piled into wooden boats to cross […]

Chad in turmoil after Deby death as rebels, opposition challenge military

Chad Njamena tank

N’Djamena, ChadReuters The son of Chad’s slain leader Idriss Deby took over as president and armed forces commander on Wednesday as rebel forces threatened to march on the capital, deepening the turmoil in a country vital to international efforts to combat Islamist militants in Africa. The political opposition denounced the military’s takeover of control, as […]

Chad health centres overwhelmed with spike in malnourished children

Thomson Reuters Foundation Children in feeding centres in Chad are sleeping two or three to a bed as hospitals struggle to cope with a spike in near-death malnutrition following drought, charities have said. The Alliance for International Medical Action said the number of children it has treated for severe malnutrition this year is 60 per […]