France to send more troops to conflict-torn Central African Republic

PARIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- France will send more troops to help quell violence in the troubled Central African Republic, French defense officials said Friday.

At least 10 people killed in sectarian violence in CAR capital

BANGUI, Central African Republic, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- At least 10 people were killed in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, as French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a tour of the region.

Harbe, Chad's former dictator, arrested

DAKAR, Senegal, June 30 (UPI) -- Police in Senegal said Sunday they have arrested Hissene Habre, Chad's former dictator who is accused of thousands of political killings and systematic torture.

Chad says it thwarted coup

N'DJAMENA, Chad, May 2 (UPI) -- "Ill-intentioned individuals" tried to overthrow the government of Chadian President Idriss Deby, the government said Thursday.

African leaders to add forces in troubled Central African Republic

N'DJAMENA, Chad, April 19 (UPI) -- African leaders meeting in Chad say they will send more troops to the Central African Republic to help restore security following a rebel takeover.

Chad quits Mali war, French stick it out

BAMAKO, Mali, April 16 (UPI) -- Chadian President Idriss Deby says he's withdrawing his troops from Mali, where they've been helping the French battle Islamist insurgents.

Al-Qaida group says leader still alive

BAMAKO, Mali, April 6 (UPI) -- A French claim that a top leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has been killed in Mali is a "blatant error," the group said Saturday.

Hostage fears grow over al-Qaida 'deaths'

BAMAKO, Mali, March 4 (UPI) -- The reported deaths in northern Mali of two top commanders of al-Qaida's North African wing has heightened fears for the safety of French hostages.

Top al-Qaida official killed in Mali

GAO, Mali, March 2 (UPI) -- A senior al-Qaida militant was killed in northern Mali, officials in Chad said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.
By United Press International

Chad boots out U.N. force, faces crisis

N'DJAMENA, Chad, May 26 (UPI) -- Violence-ridden Chad, one of the world's poorest and most corrupt states, is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster after its government demanded the U.N. Security Council withdraw a 3,300-strong peacekeeping force.

Sudan, Chad mending fences

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The leaders of Sudan and Chad said Tuesday they have taken steps to end diplomatic tensions between the two African nations

6 French charity workers released

PARIS, March 31 (UPI) -- Six French aid workers jailed for abducting 103 African children have been freed in France after being pardoned by Chad, officials said.

Chad, Sudan sign peace agreement

DAKAR, Senegal, March 14 (UPI) -- Sudan and Chad have signed an agreement focused on ending five years of tension between the African countries.

Analysis: Chad eyes China role in conflict

UNITED NATIONS, March 14 (UPI) -- Rebel forces have attacked N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, twice in the past two years, and each time the world's eyes turned to Beijing.

103 kidnapped Chadian kids go home

N'DJAMENA, Chad, March 8 (UPI) -- More than 100 Chadian children caught up in a French child-smuggling operation will soon be reunited with their families, officials said.

Rebel leader asks Chad to keep refugees

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A rebel leader in Darfur asked the president of Chad to not return Sudanese refugees fleeing the conflict in western Darfur.

Analysis: Chad unrest may be over oil

Like the militant movement in neighboring Nigeria, Chad's armed rebels are also upset with how the country handles revenue from its oil industry, according to experts.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Sudan accused of meddling in Chad

N'DJAMENA, Chad, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The United States Monday asked Sudan to stay out of neighboring Chad's affairs and a Chadian general threatened to attack Sudan if it aids rebel forces.

Rebels descend on Chadian capital

N'DJAMENA, Chad, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Rebel fighters supported by neighboring Sudan seized parts of the Chadian capital N'Djamena as French troops tried to maintain control Sunday, officials said.

Rebels reportedly fighting in Chad capital

N'DJAMENA, Chad, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Hundreds of rebels were reportedly in the capital of Chad Saturday as a coalition of three insurgent groups pressured for the president's departure.

Analysis: EU forces depart for Chad

BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The European Union announced that 3,700 troops from 14 member states will be deployed to Chad and the Central African Republic to protect some 2 million refugees from the humanitarian crisis in the Sudanese region of Darfur that has claimed 200,000 lives.

Analysis: EU, NATO face copter shortage

BRUSSELS, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- NATO and the European Union are struggling to find the necessary helicopters to sustain their missions.

Attacks cancel U.S. visit by Chad's Deby

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Attacks on Chadian troops protecting Darfur refugees have forced Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno to postpone a scheduled visit to the United States.
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