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Latest Civil war in Chad Stories

2006-04-14 05:48:22

By Daniel Flynn N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's government on Friday paraded captured rebels it said were recruited by Sudan as the capital N'Djamena recovered from a surprise raid by insurgents fighting President Idriss Deby.

2006-04-13 05:10:19

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad government forces fought rebels in the capital N'Djamena on Thursday but President Idriss Deby said the attacking insurgents were repulsed and the situation in the city was under control.

2006-04-11 15:42:54

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chadian rebels on Tuesday raided the town of Mongo, about 400 km (250 miles) east of the capital N'Djamena, in their boldest attack so far in a campaign to disrupt elections next month, officials said.

2006-03-21 06:04:37

By Betel Miarom N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Government troops in Chad have launched a military offensive against rebels in the east as President Idriss Deby seeks to reassert his control over the country ahead of a presidential election in May.

2006-03-17 06:37:45

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - The international community's "dismal" response to a three-year conflict in Sudan's Darfur region risks costing thousands more lives and creating proxy wars in a swathe of Africa, a think-tank warned on Friday.

2006-03-16 11:13:54

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Two gunmen attacked a compound of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR in southern Sudan, killing a local guard and wounding an Iraqi logistics officer and another guard, the agency said on Thursday.

2006-03-15 12:04:34

By Dany Danzoumbe N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's government said on Wednesday it had foiled a coup attempt by members of the army who had been plotting to shoot down President Idriss Deby's plane.

2006-02-14 12:53:54

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Darfur rebels said they had shot down a government helicopter on Tuesday and captured the only surviving crew member, named as Captain Muawiya Jubeir.

2006-02-10 10:56:07

SUDAN-CHAD BORDER (Reuters) - Sudan briefly detained two U.S. journalists and their Chadian translator on Friday near the Chad border, where tensions between the two countries have flared in recent weeks. "We were detained for questioning for about ... four hours.

2006-02-09 17:32:06

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States should contribute troops and equipment to a planned new U.N. force designed to stop the killings and rape in Sudan's Darfur region, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Thursday. Annan said he would press President George W.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.