Tag Archives: Chad

Scores dead in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque

At least 50 people were killed by a suicide bomber during morning prayers at a local mosque in northeastern Nigeria. No group has claimed the attack, but it fits with the modus operandi of that of Abubakr Shekau’s faction.

Burka-clad male suicide bomber strikes in Chad capital

The attack in N’Djamena is the third in Chad in less than a month. Boko Haram, which now refers to itself as the Islamic State’s West African province, continues to pose a significant threat to regional security despite losing ground in Nigeria.

Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds from Damasak

As forces from Nigeria, Chad, and Niger continue to push Boko Haram from its strongholds in northeastern Nigeria, the group has continued to inflict damage upon civilians. Earlier this month, Boko Haram kidnapped over 400 young women and children from the Nigerian town of Damasak near the border with Niger.


Boko Haram conducted its first attack on Chadian territory, killing one soldier and wounding four others before being driven back from the village of Ngouboua. The jihadist group has pushed into Chad, Niger and Cameroon recently in its bid to expand its “caliphate.”

Boko Haram

Mistrust between Nigeria, Cameroon stalls fight against Boko Haram

Chad joins Cameroon, Nigeria, in fight against Boko Haram

Chad’s parliament voted 150 to 0 earlier this week to deploy an undisclosed number Chadian security forces to assist Cameroonian and Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram. The US and Russia have also pledged military assistance to Cameroon this week.


World losing capacity to prevent conflict: UN refugee chief

Boko Haram

With Schoolgirls Taken by Boko Haram Still Missing, US-Nigeria Ties Falter


Interactive: France’s new game plan to counter jihadism in Africa


Goodluck Jonathan: Nothing is more important than bringing home Nigeria’s missing girls