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2008-09-28 21:00:18

Sudanese forces have shot and killed six of the kidnappers who abducted a group of European tourists in Egypt last week, officials said. Two other suspected kidnappers have been taken into custody, while the tourists remain in captivity in Chad, the BBC reported Sunday. The hostages include five Germans, five Italians and a Romanian. Their guides were Egyptian, the British news service reported. A Sudanese military spokesman said the Europeans were abducted in southwestern Egypt, but...

2006-07-15 12:08:52

By Stephanie Hancock N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - A human rights group in Chad has accused the government of a wave of arbitrary arrests and political disappearances following a rebel assault three months ago on the capital of the central African oil producer. Human Rights Without Frontiers (DHSF) accused the Chadian state of carrying out a witch hunt' against those it suspects of collaborating with rebels in the April 13 attack -- which killed hundreds of people just weeks before...

2006-07-05 04:33:21

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has summoned the Eritrean ambassador to ask why Eritrea is playing host to a Darfur rebel alliance that attacked a town, the Sudanese foreign minister said on Wednesday. The National Redemption Front (NRF) is an alliance of Darfur rebels and political parties who reject a May 5 peace deal. It was formed in the Eritrean capital Asmara last week and attacked Hamrat al-Sheikh, 200 km (120 miles) from Khartoum, on Monday. "If they form a...

2006-07-03 08:47:35

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A new alliance of Darfur rebel commanders and political parties have attacked a town on the road to the capital Khartoum, declaring a 27-month-old truce dead, rebels and officials said on Monday. One of three rebel factions signed an African Union-mediated peace deal in May but since then new alliances have been formed among those who reject the deal, saying it does not meet their basic demands. "The forces of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) attacked a...

2006-07-01 08:37:47

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has ordered Chadian military personnel working with African Union truce monitors in its western Darfur region to leave, the AU said on Saturday. Chadian-Sudanese relations have deteriorated, with both sides accusing the other of supporting guerrillas working in Sudan's remote west, which has a long, porous border with Chad. "Today all the Chadian representatives are gathered in el-Fasher and will leave," AU spokesman Noureddine Mezni said....

2006-06-10 23:24:26

By Evelyn Leopold CAMP GOUROUKOUN, Chad (Reuters) - Mohammed Ibrahim, 18, waited patiently in the boiling sun to show United Nations Security Council ambassadors the welts burned into his back and head by Sudan's marauding Janjaweed Arab militiamen. The ghastly tale repeats itself throughout border hamlets of Sudan and neighboring Chad, whose boundary is often a line on a map rather than a serious frontier with the same ethnic groups on both sides. The Janjaweed killers, once...

2006-05-14 17:39:12

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby won the May 3 presidential elections with 77.5 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced on Sunday, handing him a third five-year term in the central African oil producer. Despite a rebel attack on the capital N'Djamena three weeks before the polls, Deby's re-election was widely considered a formality after opposition parties boycotted the election, calling it a farce. Announcing the result, Ahmat...

2006-05-03 04:23:15

By Pascal Fletcher NDJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby led his supporters to vote on Wednesday in a one-sided election expected to keep him in power, brushing aside an opposition boycott and a rebel threat of violence to disrupt the polls. Despite a slow initial turnout at makeshift polling stations set up on the dusty pavements of the capital N'Djamena, former army chief Deby is almost certain of winning a third five-year term because his four contenders are mostly...

2006-05-03 02:40:22

By Pascal Fletcher NDJAMENA (Reuters) - Voters in Chad trickled to the polls on Wednesday in a one-sided election expected to keep President Idriss Deby in power, despite an opposition boycott and a rebel threat of violence. Deby, an ex-army chief who seized control of the former French colony in 1990 and won elections in 1996 and 2001, is seen winning a third five-year term because he faces no serious challenge from four contenders who are mostly government allies. His supporters...

2006-04-15 14:20:01

By Daniel Flynn N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby held a victory rally attended by thousands of supporters in the sun-baked capital N'Djamena on Saturday but many nervous residents feared rebels fighting to topple him may return. Insurgents bent on ending Deby's near 16-year rule over one of the world's poorest countries launched their most daring strike yet on Thursday, slipping into the dusty city at dawn before loyalist forces fought them off. Chad, which says...


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