Chad Rides to the Rescue in Nigeria, but Which Chad?
[ISS]'Our mission is to hunt down Boko Haram, and we have all the means to do that.' These were the stirring words of Djerou Ibrahim, a colonel in the Chadian army, as he prepared to lead a 400-vehicle military convoy into Cameroon and north-eastern Nigeria.
UN Agency Delivers Food to Thousands of Refugees On Nigeria-Chad Border
[UN News]With a "tense and highly volatile" situation in North-Eastern Nigeria at the Chadian Lac border, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has begun distributing food to thousands of refugees who have recently been displaced by the region's escalating violence and urged that it needed some $11 million to continue to meet those needs.
Nigeria Committed to Lake Chad Basin Commission
[CAJ News]Abuja -PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has reaffirmed Nigeria's commitment to building the multinational task force to fight Boko Haram in partnership with neighbouring countries.
Shekau's Threat Unites Chad, Niger, Cameroon Against Terrorists
[This Day]Abuja -Obviously feeling the heat of the devastation of their contiguous territories by the Boko Haram terrorists and the recent threat by their leader, Abubakar Shekau, to unleash further mayhem on the countries of the Lake Chad basin, the Nigerian military and those of her hitherto reluctant neighbours have finally reached an agreement to push out the Islamists from their havens.
Baga - Chad, Nigeria Set for Final Attack On Boko Haram
[Vanguard]Chad, Cameroun, Niger and Nigeria could be attacking Boko Haram the same time in a renewed effort to flush out the insurgents.
Judges Complete First Phase Of Investigation in Habre Torture Case
[Hirondelle]Arusha -Investigating magistrates of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) have completed the first part of their work, submitting the case file of former Chadian president Hiss√®ne Habr√© to Senegalese Prosecutor Mback√© Fall, according to the EAC's press department. Fall is now expected to issue the final indictment.
Time for More International Community Attention and Action
[African Arguments]With less than a month to go before its national elections, Nigeria is awash with serious problems which are not likely to go away soon.
UN Envoy Urges Regional Response to Combat 'Dangerous Cancer' Boko Haram
[UN News]The senior United Nations envoy in today has welcomed Chad's decision to send soldiers to Cameroon to help in the fight against Boko Haram, on the heels of several assaults on cross-border villages in northern Cameroon, which have raised fears that the insurgents are expanding their attacks.
Boko Haram - Nigeria Downplays Chad's Move to Capture Baga
[Premium Times]In what has raised concerns over possible violation of Nigeria's sovereignty, the Chadian government in collaboration with its Cameroonian counterpart, has sent troops to recapture Nigeria's border town of Baga from Boko Haram insurgents, without the knowledge or approval of the Nigerian government.
Vouchers for Freedom of Choice in Chad
[WFP]"But here, our situation has improved. We have food every month, and the children go to school," said Mariam.
Habr√©'s Political Police Had Total Impunity, Witness Tells Court
[Hirondelle]Arusha -The trial continued in Chad this week of 21 nationals accused of crimes committed under the regime of ex-president Hiss√®ne Habr√© (1982-1990).
Chad Deploys Troops to Fight Boko Haram
[Independent (Lagos)]The Chadian government at the weekend mobilised troops backed by dozens of armoured tanks to help Nigeria combat the Boko Haram insurgents.
Boko Haram Fighters Kidnap 80 in Cameroon
[Daily Trust]Suspected Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria kidnapped around 80 people, many of them children, and killed three others yesterday in a cross-border attack on villages in northern Cameroon, army and government officials said.
B/Haram - Nigeria Didn't Seek AU's Support, Dlamini-Zuma Says
[Daily Trust]Nigeria has not yet sought military or diplomatic support from other African countries in its fight against the insurgent Boko Haram members, the African Union has said.
Chadian Troops to Help Nigeria, Cameroon Fight Boko Haram
[Daily Trust]Chadian parliamentarians have authorised the government to send troops to fight against Nigeria's Islamist sect, Boko Haram, alongside Cameroonian and Nigerian soldiers.
UNHCR Concern Over Refugee Returns to Nigeria
[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 16 January 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Dramatic Evidence of Habr√©-Era Torture Emerges
[HRW]N'Djam√©na -Dramatic evidence presented at the trial in Chad of 21 former security agents confirms that torture was systematic during the Hiss√®ne Habr√© dictatorship, from 1982 to 1990, Human Rights Watch said today.
What Really Happened in Baga, Nigeria?
[HRW]Since January 3, Boko Haram militants have attacked - almost on a daily basis - the area surrounding Baga, a fishing settlement on the shores of Lake Chad in Nigeria's northeast Borno State.
18,000 Nigerians Take Refuge in Neighbouring Countries
[This Day]The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed over 18,000 displaced Nigerians are in some neighbouring countries.
Thousands Flee Nigeria After Boko Haram Attack
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar/Niamey -Some 20,000 Nigerians have fled to Chad, Niger and Cameroon in the past two weeks after their towns and villages were attacked by Islamist sect Boko Haram, according to the United Nations and government figures.