News aggregator for armed conflict worldwide

Chad - rebels

Sudan-supported rebellion in eastern Chad


Idriss Deby seized power of Chad in 1990. In 2005, a referendum was held discarding the 2 term limit and allowing Deby to run in the 2006 election, which was heavily boycotted. Despite revisions of the voting results, Deby won the majority in the official count.

Beginning in 1990, rebel groups, supported by the Sudanese government, have fought Deby’s rule. The main alliance, composed of 8 rebel groups, is known as the United Front for Democratic Change (FUC). Over 1,000 child soldiers are known to be involved in the FUC effort.

In February 2008, rebel forces moved into the capital of N’Djamena.and nearly wrested power from Deby However, after days of fighting, government forces were able to retake control of N’Djamena. Clashes over leadership of the rebels contributed to the coup’s failure, and the rebel movement has only made one more serious attempt since, suffering heavy losses. In January 2010, Deby and Omar al-Bashir signed a peace deal in which Sudan would cease support of Chadian rebels, and disarm them. With most rebel troops having defected, the power of Chadian rebels has dwindled.

    Comment on this overview
Take Action (learn about relevant NGOs)


Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 110.9 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 5
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 185,901 IDPs
WFP Hunger Map: 32 % undernourished
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
News up to: UN and partners seek emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing Central African Republic 04/17 Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa 04/17 Chad withdraws all troops from CAR 04/17 UN Seeks Millions to Help CAR Refugees 04/17 Hypersonic jets, lasers are the future for Air Force researchers 04/17 Nyanya blast: Nigerians in UK condemn attack 04/17 President Idriss Deby at Angolan Parliament 04/16 Angola/Chad Sign Legal Instruments 04/16 Chad pulls out all troops from Central Africa 04/16 Angolan and Chadian Presidents Meet 04/16 Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from Central African Republic 04/16 334 Sudanese Refugee Students Sit Exams in Chad 04/16 Parliament Holds Special Session to Honour Chad President 04/16 National Assembly Speaker Highlights Chad's Interventionist Role 04/16 Build Barracks In Sambisa Forest: Says HURIWA 04/16 Chad withdraws all troops from Central Africa 04/16 UNHCR and Partners Seeking $us274 Million to Meet Acute Needs of Those Fleeing the Central African Republic 04/16 'Last' Chadian soldier leaves CAR 04/16 Male officer goes undercover as Amish woman to catch suspect preying on children 04/16 UN and Partners Seek Emergency Funds to Aid Civilians Fleeing Central African Republic 04/16 UN Seeks Millions to Help Car Refugees 04/16 UN Seeks Funds For Central African Republic Civilians 04/16 Chad withdraws troops from Central African Republic 04/16 How The President Got To ‘I Do' On Same-Sex Marriage 04/16 Nyanya blast: Nigerians in UK condemn attack 04/16 Full Version of the Angolan President's Speech in Lunch to Honour Idriss Déby 04/16 Chadian Head of State Defends Concert Against Drugs Trafficking 04/16 Vouchers the Best Tool to Support Central African Refugees in Chad 04/15 Immigration arrests 107 illegal immigrants in Borno 04/15 The US’s Invasion of Africa That Nobody Knows About 04/15 Cop Dressed As Amish Woman To Catch 'Pervert' 04/15 Head of State Expresses Support to Resolution of Conflicts in Great Lakes 04/15 Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from Central African Republic 04/15 334 Sudanese refugee students sit exams in Chad 04/15 Terrorism: Delegates ask FG to shut borders 04/15 Pharrell Williams cries 'Happy' tears 04/15 Chadian President Expected Monday in Luanda 04/14 Central African Republic: Thousands of People Flee Fighting in Boguila Town 04/14 15 Die in Chad-Sudan Border Clash 04/14 Glencore buys Caracal Energy 04/14 Africa: Energy Revenues to Help Africa Trim 'Infrastructure Gap' 04/14 Central African Republic: Aid Remains Scarce As UN Authorizes Peacekeeping Force 04/14 Anti-defection law: Free market of politics and business 04/14 Polio: Nigeria 2nd Largest Country With Unimmunised Kids 04/14 Glencore beats off rival bid to snap up Chad energy explorer 04/14 The Two Things That Bother Stressed-Out Workers The Most 04/14 UPDATE 1-Glencore to buy Chad oil firm Caracal for $1.3 bln 04/14 MSF: Fighting Displaces 7000 in North CAR 04/14 European Union Troops Land in the Central African Republic 04/14 Record-equalling seven titles for Le Clos 04/13 Chad in talks with IMF on $130 mln loan program-minister 04/13 Chadian President Expected in Luanda On Monday 04/13 15 die in Chad-Sudan border clash 04/13 Nzapayeke - 'The UN Is Committed to CAR' 04/12 African troops help Muslims flee CAR 04/12 Chad in talks with IMF on $130 mln loan program-minister 04/12 Over 1,000 Muslims flee CAR amid fears of genocide 04/12 Germany Reluctantly Sends Troops to CAR 04/11 US planting season on slow start 04/11 Africa: Report - Access to Improved Water, Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa Extremely Uneven 04/11 Schoeman sizzles in Durban 04/11 Africa: Cape Verde Joins Africa Finance Corporation 04/11 Nzapayeke: 'The UN is committed to CAR' 04/11 Le Clos finishes in style 04/11 Central Africa: The security challenges of pastoralism 04/11 BRIEF-Bharti Airtel says gets 3G/4G licence in Chad 04/11 CAR Refugees Have Little in Their Pockets, but Bring Skills and Enterprise 04/11 UN may approve force for Central African Republic 04/10 Ebola: Nigeria is in danger – FG 04/10 Images from Central African Republic 04/10 Defence Thwarts Attacks On Lake Chad 04/10 UN approves force for Central African Republic 04/10 Report: Access to Improved Water, Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa Extremely Uneven 04/10 UN approves peacekeeping force for Central African Republic 04/10 US Marines headed to Chad park to fight poaching 04/10 Chad dictator lawyers say war crimes trial 'political' 04/10 Africa: Falling Customs Revenue Worries African Countries 04/09 US envoy Power: More troops needed in Central African Republic after exit of Chadian forces 04/09 Five Soldiers, Scores of Terrorists Killed in Boko Haram Ambush 04/09 Nigeria says killed scores of Boko Haram militants 04/09 Le Clos' eight-title bid ends 04/09 US envoy: CAR needs more troops 04/09 Ebola virus disease: Nigeria at risk says health minister 04/09 Sudan: UN Criticised Over Darfur 04/09 Plateau poultry farmers blame insurgency for egg glut 04/09 US envoy: C. African Republic needs more troops 04/09 In search of the black Penny 04/09 Africa: Afcon U20 2015 Qualifiers - All Results of First Leg Matches 04/08 'Chad Army Troops Deployed in North Darfur' - Sudan Revolutionary Front 04/08 Boko Haram terrorists kill five Nigerian soldiers – Defence Headquarters 04/08 France says backs evacuation of Muslims in CAR 'as last resort' 04/08 Africa: Mandela's Legacy - Challenge to African Leaders 04/08 Counter-insurgency: distress call saves communities - DHQ 04/08 5 soldiers, scores of terrorists killed in Boko Haram ambush 04/08 Chadian withdrawal leaves CARs Muslims exposed 04/08 Falling Customs Revenue Worries African Countries 04/08 Chad's Deby Meets Darfur Rebels in Paris 04/07 ‘Chad army troops deployed in North Darfur’: Sudan Revolutionary Front 04/07 U.N. chief warns against repeat of Rwanda in CAR 04/07 Water Scarce in Chad Camp for Sudanese Refugees 04/07