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World - Africa
5/23/2024 4:53:08 PM
General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, who has led Chad's military junta for three years, was sworn in as president on Thursday after an election victory contested by the opposition.

World - Africa
5/22/2024 12:37:39 PM
Chadian Prime Minister Succes Masra said Wednesday he had handed in his resignation, just over two weeks after his defeat to junta chief Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno in presidential elections.

World - Africa
5/16/2024 11:00:15 PM
Chad's junta leader General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno won the African nation's May 6 presidential election with 61 percent of the vote, according to final results announced Thursday.

World - Africa
5/14/2024 6:57:13 PM
Junta-led Niger cut military ties with the United States in March because it threatened sanctions, Prime Minister Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine said in a Washington Post interview published Tuesday.

World - Africa
4/13/2024 6:34:00 PM
Russian military trainers arrived this week in Niger to reinforce the country’s air defenses as the west African nation pulls away from close cooperation with the United States in counterterrorism efforts, turning instead to Russia for security.

World - Africa
3/24/2024 6:59:09 PM
Authorities in Chad said on Sunday they had barred 10 candidates, including two fierce opponents of the military regime, from standing in the presidential election on May 6.

World - Africa
3/17/2024 12:26:43 PM
Niger's government announced on Saturday that it was breaking off "with immediate effect" its military cooperation agreement with the United States.

World - Africa
3/12/2024 5:46:34 PM
A US general and top officials visited Niger on Tuesday to see the ruling junta, renewing contact after the coup leaders ousted the elected leader, booted out French forces and moved closer to Russia.

World - Africa
3/10/2024 7:05:14 PM
Chad's junta-appointed prime minister on Sunday said he would contest May 6 presidential elections, eight days after incumbent Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno announced his candidacy.

World - Africa
3/2/2024 5:41:21 PM
Chad junta chief Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno said Saturday he would contest a May 6 presidential election, just three days after his chief rival was killed in murky circumstances.

World - Africa
3/2/2024 1:35:33 PM
Human Rights Watch on Saturday called for a foreign-backed independent investigation into the killing of Chad's leading opposition figure, after Chad's main opposition party on Friday accused junta soldiers of having executed its leader "at point blank range" in an assault on the party's headquarters ahead of a long-promised May election.

World - Africa
3/2/2024 1:21:11 PM
The death of the leading opponent to Chad's junta chief in an army raid on his party headquarters this week leaves different scenarios for the African country before elections in May, an expert told AFP.

World - Africa
2/24/2024 7:47:48 PM
West Africa’s regional bloc known as ECOWAS said Saturday that it is lifting travel and economic sanctions imposed on Niger that were aimed at reversing last year's coup in the country in a new push for dialogue as it also renewed calls on three junta-led nations to rescind their decision to quit the regional bloc.

World - Africa
12/17/2023 5:28:04 PM
Polls opened in Chad on Sunday for a referendum on a new constitution, a vote seen as a key step toward elections and the return of civilian rule promised, but postponed, by the ruling military junta.

World - Africa
10/5/2023 10:12:46 AM
French troops will begin withdrawing from Niger "this week", Paris said Thursday, after a falling-out with the military junta in power since a July coup.

World - Africa
9/25/2023 3:54:10 PM
Mali's ruling junta on Monday announced it would delay a presidential election scheduled for February that was aimed at returning civilian leaders to power in the jihadist-hit West African nation.

World - Africa
9/24/2023 11:23:35 AM
Mali "will not stand idly by" if foreign governments intervene in neighouring Niger, Bamako's top diplomat warned the United Nations on Saturday, after both countries' juntas joined a mutual defense pact.

World - Africa
9/23/2023 10:40:22 AM
Niger's coup leaders accused the head of the United Nations on late Friday of obstructing their participation in the body's General Assembly, saying it was "likely to undermine any effort to end the crisis in our country".

World - Africa
9/22/2023 12:45:43 PM
Attacks in northern Mali have more than doubled since U.N. peacekeepers completed the first phase of their withdrawal last month after a decade of fighting Islamic extremists, resulting in more than 150 deaths.

World - Africa
9/21/2023 9:35:44 PM
The recent coups in Africa are attempts by militaries to save their countries from presidents' “broken promises," the head of Guinea’s junta said Thursday as he rebuffed the West for boxing in the continent of more than 1 billion people.

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