Chad - rebels

Sudan-supported rebellion in eastern Chad See summary

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allafrica.com Buhari Approves Establishment of Naval Base in Lake Chad to Boost Security 03/28
allafrica.com Foreign Minister - Sudan Follows Up Conditions of French Hostage Via Contacts With Authorities in Chad and France 03/27
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af.reuters.com Sudan cooperating with Chad and France over kidnapped Frenchman -state news agency 03/27
allafrica.com Sudan Works With Chad, France to Find Kidnapped Frenchman 03/27
allafrica.com Chadian Forces Killed in Central Darfur 03/27
punchng.com Buhari approves establishment of operational base for Navy in Lake Chad area 03/27
af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-Sudan says cooperating with Chad and France over kidnapped Frenchman 03/26
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af.reuters.com Sudan cooperating with Chad and France over kidnapped Frenchman -state news agency 03/26
af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-Sudan says cooperating with Chad and France over kidnapped Frenchman 03/26
reuters.com Sudan says cooperating with Chad and France over kidnapped Frenchman 03/26
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af.reuters.com French citizen kidnapped in Chad taken into Sudan - security source 03/24
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af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-French citizen kidnapped in Chad taken into Sudan 03/24
af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-French citizen kidnapped in Chad taken into Sudan 03/24
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af.reuters.com French citizen kidnapped in Chad taken into Sudan - security source 03/24
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reuters.com French national kidnapped in Chad, say military and security sources 03/23
allafrica.com Le Pen Visit to Chad Causes Outcry 03/23
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dnaindia.com French national abducted in Chad: French military source 03/23
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af.reuters.com UPDATE 3-Frenchman kidnapped near Chad border with Sudan's Darfur 03/23
af.reuters.com France's Le Pen focuses on terrorism in Chad leader visit 03/22
reuters.com France's Le Pen calls for end to 'Francafrique' relations, CFA franc currency 03/22
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dw.com Le Pen visit to Chad causes outcry 03/22
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telegraphindia.com Laggard in human index 03/21
bbc.co.uk France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen to visit Chad 03/21
allafrica.com Chad - Cave Paintings Defaced 03/21
af.reuters.com UPDATE 1-France's Le Pen focuses on terrorism in Chad leader visit 03/21
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allafrica.com The Hidden Opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin Crisis 03/20
bbc.co.uk Chad's ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced 03/20
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voanews.com Boko Haram Releases Video Showing Killing of Accused Spies 03/16
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theeastafrican.co.ke Dlamini-Zuma hands over AU Commission chair 03/14
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allafrica.com Sudanese Chadian Talks On Transports, Roads and Infrastructures Issue Recommendations 03/14
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dailytrust.com.ng The men competing for love in the deserts of Chad 03/13
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africa-newsroom.com In a phone call with the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Foreign Minister Gabriel pushes for concerted action to combat hunger and pledges to provide 15 million euros in emergency aid 03/13
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dw.com Germany's Gabriel urges aid to prevent Africa famine 03/12
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npr.org Judge Rejects 'Stand Your Ground' Defense In Florida Theater Shooting Case 03/10
upi.com Florida judge rejects 'stand your ground' argument in theater shooting 03/10
allafrica.com 'Holistic Thinking' Needed for Peace, Development in Lake Chad Region - Deputy UN Chief Mohammed 03/10
allafrica.com Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures 03/10
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vanguardngr.com Army confirms 1 soldier died, 2 missing, 13 wounded in operations 03/09
allafrica.com Nigeria: One Nigerian Soldier Killed, Two Missing in Anti-Boko Haram Operation 03/09
un.org 'Holistic thinking' needed for peace, development in Lake Chad region – Deputy UN chief Mohammed 03/09
af.reuters.com EXPERT VIEWS-How to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Boko Haram-hit Lake Chad region 03/09
allafrica.com Nigeria: Two Soldiers Missing, One Killed in Boko Haram Operations 03/09
globalsecurity.org 'Holistic thinking' needed for peace, development in Lake Chad region – Deputy UN chief Mohammed 03/09
voanews.com Diplomat: Women Bear Brunt of Suffering from Boko Haram 03/09
allafrica.com Nigeria Did Not Pledge $1 Billion to Recharge Lake Chad - Minister 03/08
allafrica.com Jonathan's Govt Did Not Reject Help to Rescue Chibok Girls - UK 03/08
sahelblog.wordpress.com State(s) of Emergency in Niger 03/08
allafrica.com Chad Journalists in Hiding After Threats 03/08
allafrica.com Nigeria: Boko Haram Not Yet Defeated - United Nations 03/07
allafrica.com Nigeria, Lake Chad Region Porous Borders Pose Threats to Security, Lives 03/07
allafrica.com Nigeria: North East Crisis One of World's Most Neglected Crises - UN 03/07
allafrica.com Diplomats Meet Displaced Nigerians in Maiduguri 03/07
allafrica.com Nigeria: Development Is Only Long Term Solution to Boko Haram - - UN Security Council 03/06

Summary

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.