Wave of Arrests in Chad
[Deutsche Welle]Chad has Africa's largest contingent of troops in Mali. It is fighting alongside French forces to flush out Islamist groups. But at home, the government is cracking down on opposition activists and journalists.
Reduced WFP Rations for Sudanese Refugees in Eastern Chad
[Radio Dabanga]Gaga Camp -The Sudanese refugees of camp Gaga in eastern Chad are suffering from a reduction in food rations, poor medical services and a lack of medicine.
International Borders Closed
[Daily Trust]Yola -Nigeria's borders with Cameroon Republic, Niger and Chad have been closed as part of the implementation of the emergency rule imposed by President Goodluck Jonathan, authorities said yesterday.
JEM Head Denies Sudan-Chad Border Clash Was 'Murder'
[Radio Dabanga]Kordofan -Dr Gibril Ibrahim, head of Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), has strongly denied that his forces "murdered" JEM-Bashar faction leader Mohammed Bashar, his deputy Suleiman Arko, his brother Noureen Bashar and at least eight others on Sunday at the Sudan-Chad border.
UN Agency Prepositions for Darfur Refugees in Chad Ahead of Rainy Season
[UN News]With tens of thousands of Darfur refugees in eastern Chad, the United Nations refugee agency today said it is "in a race against time" to deliver aid before heavy rains cut off access to the group escaping violence linked to tribal conflicts.
Authorities Arrest Another Journalist, Seek Blogger's Extradition
Reporters Without Borders condemns the unprecedented wave of arrests and persecution of bloggers and journalists that the Chadian authorities have been orchestrating for the past few weeks.
Lake Chad Water Transfer Likely to Start in 2017 - Commission
[Premium Times]The Lake Chad water transfer project aimed at restoring the water body to its normal level is likely to begin in 2017, Sanusi Abdullahi, the Executive Secretary, Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), has said.
Chadian Blogger Expelled for Criticizing Chad's Leaders
[HRW]Nairobi -The Senegalese government's expulsion of the Chadian blogger and journalist Makaila Nguebla is a blow to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today.
New Wave of Arrests and Harassment of Opposition
[AI London]Scores of parliamentarians, journalists, army officers and civilians arrested since the beginning of the month by the Chadian authorities must either be charged with recognizable crimes or immediately released, Amnesty International said today.
Alleged Coup Attempt No Excuse to Ignore Rights
[HRW]Nairobi -The government of Chad should adhere to its international legal obligations and respect human rights law while it investigates an alleged plot against the government, Human Rights Watch said today.
Sudanese President Travels to Chad for Regional Summit
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Bashir's press secretary Emad Sid Ahmed said that Bashir will address the summit which has been postponed twice before.
Anti-Corruption Blogger Charged With Defamation
[IFEX]The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International protests the treatment of blogger and writer Jean LaokolÃ©, who has been charged with defamation after being arrested by a group of men in civilian clothes on 22 March 2013 and detained incommunicado for three days.
Journalist Arrested After Being Summoned to Law Courts
Reporters Without Borders is very worried by today's arrest of Eric Topona, the secretary-general of the Union of Chadian Journalists (UJT) and former journalist for Chad's national radio and TV broadcaster, and the charge of "endangering constitutional order" that has been brought against him.
Speaking Out Against Child Marriage
[ThinkAfricaPress]Child marriage has been missing from international development agendas. The time is ripe for that to change.
African Press Review 7 May 2013
[RFI]More on Guptagate in the South African press, while the large number of child bride marriages in Chad and Niger is another big story today...
The African Union Condemns the Destabilization Attempt in Chad
[African Union]Addis Ababa, 3 May 2013: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has learnt with deep concern about the attempt to destabilize the Chadian institutions, as stated in the communiquÃ© of 1 May 2013 of the Chadian Government.
High-Ranking Army Officers Arrested After Coup Attempt
[Focac]N'djamena -High-ranking army officers were arrested Thursday morning after security forces foiled a coup attempt in the Chadian capital N'Djamena, according to authorities.
Casualties in Coup-Linked Shootout in Capital
[Focac]N'djamena -There were at least 20 casualties in a shootout in the Chadian capital N'Djamena, where security forces managed to foil a coup plot, authorities disclosed on Thursday.
Arrests Follow 'Failed Coup'
[Deutsche Welle]Security forces in Chad have foiled an attempted coup, a government spokesman has reported. According to police and opposition sources a number of people have been arrested, including an opposition lawmaker.
'1,500' Sudan Refugees Transferred to Chad Camp
[Radio Dabanga]Tissi -Over 1,500 Sudanese nationals that sought refuge in Chad following inter-tribal conflicts in Central Darfur are currently being transferred to the Goz Amer camp in the east of the country, a sheikh said.