HRW: Habré case advances fight against impunity

HRW: Habré case advances fight against impunity

The decision to uphold the 2016 life-sentence conviction of Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, for crimes against humanity committed during the 1980s was welcomed by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization on Thursday. The ruling by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal “vindicates the persistence of the victims’ struggle…

AU Commission ceremony to mark official leadership change

AU Commission ceremony to mark official leadership change

New African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat officially begins his role Tuesday, as outgoing chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma comes to the end of her tenure in Addis Ababa. Moussa Faki, the foreign minister of Chad who previously served as the nation’s prime minister, has said he will make the…

Suspected Boko Haram attack in Chad

Suicide bombers have killed at least 27 and injuring 90 on the Island of Koulfoua in Chad yesterday. However the exact numbers are not clear some news agencies have put the death toll at 19 with 130 people injured. “Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in three different places at…

Chad executes 10 members of Boko Haram

Yesterday, Chad executed 10 members of Boko Haram by firing squad. The Guardian reported that this is the first use of the countries death penalty since they increased their anti-terrorist measures. A judicial source told AFP “they were executed this morning on a shooting ground north of N’Djamena.” The 10…

Six villagers massacred in Cameroon in Boko Haram attack

Overnight six villagers were massacred by insurgents part of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, in Cameroon before the government troops could put a stop to the attack. 12 of the Islamist fighters were killed, a defence spokesman told the media on Thursday. “Six villagers had their throats slit. Twelve…

Boko Haram has a new leader states Chadian president

Boko Haram, the Nigerian based Islamist militant group has declared a new leader, said Chad’s President Idriss Deby. However, there has been no mention as to where or what could have happened to Abubakar Shekau, the previous leader of the group. Mahamat Daoud, who that has not been reported on…