November 30, 2022

Nigeria: Weapons, Fighters From Russia/Ukraine Conflict Compounding Boko Haram Insurgency – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that the ongoing Russia/Ukraine conflict and other violent situations in the Sahel region of West Africa had compounded Boko Haram terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin.
November 30, 2022

Nigeria: Russia/Ukraine War – Buhari Seeks Tighter Security Against Arms Influx

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday called for more vigilance and tightening of security around borders to check the increasing number of arms, ammunition, and other weapons from the Russia and Ukraine war in the Lake Chad Basin.
November 29, 2022

Chadian lawyers down tools in protest of mass trial of anti-gov't demonstrators

Lawyers in Chad have announced that they will go on strike, ceasing all activity for the duration of the mass trial of 401 people arrested during and after deadly anti-government demonstrations on 20 October.
November 29, 2022

Chad to Try 400 People Over Deadly Anti-Government Protests Ahead of International Inquiry

The trial of over 400 people who joined last month's anti-government protests is to open in a desert prison in Chad on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the military authorities are insisting that a Chadian oversee an international inquiry into the deaths of civilians on Thursday 20 October.
November 25, 2022

200 migrants bused in convoys to Libyan border crossings

In a rare display of cooperation from Libya's divided political institutions, the country expelled Thursday (Nov. 24) over 200 migrants who'd entered its territory illegally. The group of returnees included "105 Egyptians, 101 Chadians and 20 Sudanese".
November 23, 2022

Chad: Dozens of Chadian Soldiers Killed in Boko Haram Surprise Attack

As many as 40 Chadian soldiers were killed when Boko Haram insurgents launched a surprise attack on their military unit in Lake Chad province, near the Nigerian border.
November 23, 2022

West Africa: Cameroon Struggling to Rein in Arms Smuggling From Chad, Nigeria

Cameroon has blamed arms smuggling from its neighbors for fueling Boko Haram terrorism, anglophone separatists, and crime. The military says it has recovered only a small fraction of illegal small arms out of what is thought to be more 100,000, most of them smuggled from neighboring Chad and Nigeria.
November 22, 2022

Boko Haram militants kill 10 Chadian soldiers near Nigeria border

It was perpetrated "in the early morning" near Ngouboua, in the Lake Chad region, on the borders of Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria, where the jihadist groups Boko Haram and its dissident branch Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) regularly attack armies and civilians in the four countries.
November 11, 2022

621 arrests made following October 20 protests in Chad

This is the first time that the authorities have publicly admitted the figure of more than 600 arrests mentioned by several local and international NGOs after these demonstrations against the extension of two years in power of General Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno.
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