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Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...

Red Cross employees bury victims of violence in Bangui on Monday
18/02/2014 - Central African Republic - France

CAR president calls for French military to stay until 2015

The president of the Central African Republic (CAR) has called for French troops to prolong their in the country until elections due in early 2015, French MPs reported after meeting her in Bangui ...

Emilie Lelouche, Eric Breteau during their trial in Chad,  21 Decembre 2007.
14/02/2014 - France - Chad

French NGO leaders sentences reduced in Darfur orphans scam

Two French NGO leaders were given suspended jail sentences for trying to to smuggle 103 Chadian children to France in 2007 on Friday.

Séléka fighters in Bangui
14/02/2014 - France

France to send more troops to CAR, Hollande meets Chad's Deby

France is to send more troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) a top defence committee decided Friday. President François Hollande called the meeting to discuss the chaotic ...

Gerboise bleue explodes at Tanezrouft, south-west of Reggane
14/02/2014 - France - Algeria - Chad

Fallout from 1960s French nuclear test reached Sicily, Chad

The French defence ministry lied about the fallout from France's first nuclear test in the Sahara desert in 1960.

A boy in the ruins of  a Muslim religious centre in Bangui on Saturday
09/02/2014 - France - CAR

10+ dead in Bangui as French defence minister visits central Africa

At least 10 people were killed in the Central African republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, this weekend, as French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian started a tour of the region to discuss the crisis ...

Michel Djotodia leaves Bangui for N'Djamena on Thursday
10/01/2014 - Central African Republic - France

CAR president Djotodia and PM Tiangaye resign

The Central African Republic's interim president, Michel Djotodia, has resigned along with prime minister Nicolas Tiangaye.

CAR transitional President Michel Djotodia
09/01/2014 - Central African Republic - France

CAR President Djotodia faces grilling at regional summit in Chad

The Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia faced a grilling by the leaders of neighbouring countries at a summit on Thursday in Chad.

African leaders open crisis summit on Central African Republic
09/01/2014 - African news explained

African leaders open crisis summit on Central African Republic

African leaders met in Chad on Thursday to discuss the future of Central African Republic (CAR).


Chadians flee CAR for fear of reprisal attacks

Despite relative calm in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui since Thursday, Chadian civilians are fleeing the capital.