Alert for Chad
Security forces foil attempted coup - 2 May 2013:
Security forces in Chad claim to have foiled an attempted coup, according to a government spokesman. A number of people have been arrested in relation to the alleged plot, including opposition lawmaker Saleh Makki.
Chad announces troop withdrawal - 15 April 2013:
Chad's President Idriss Deby has announced that his countries troops will withdraw from the ongoing military operations in Mali. Mr Deby, who made the announcement shortly after three Chadian soldiers died in a suicide attack in Mali, said the troops were not equipped to fight a "shadowy, guerrilla-style war".
Thousands flee to Chad after tribal clashes in Darfur - 12 April 2013:
Around 50,000 people have fled across the border into Chad following renewed tribal conflict in the restive Darfur region of Sudan. A UNHCR spokesman said the refugees have reported that their houses and villages were destroyed in the fighting.
Chadian rebel issues threat to government - 22 March 2013:
Chadian rebel leader Timane Erdimi has issued a warning to President Idriss Derby's government, saying his fighters were "tired of waiting" for peace negotiations to resume. He said that, after two years of waiting, the rebels had no other option than to resume fighting.
Meningitis, measles, cholera epidemic kills over 100 in Chad - 05 April 2011:
An epidemic of meningitis, measles and cholera has killed over 100 people in the southern areas of the country. Accoding to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 109 people have died and 2,300 cases of meningococcal meningitis have been recorded.