Dany Padire

Chad sentences former president to death

A Chadian court on Friday sentenced a former president and 11 rebels to death for crimes against the state, an official said.

‘International law protected French aid workers’

Six French aid workers on trial on kidnapping charges in Chad were trying to save children they believed to be Darfur orphans, and therefore are protected by international law from any charges, their lawyers said on Friday moments before the trial began.

Chadian army, rebels claim hundreds killed

Soldiers and rebels have both claimed to have killed several hundred of their opponents in combat on Monday in eastern Chad. The battles at Abougouleigne left ''several hundred [rebels] dead, several injured and several prisoners of war'', according to the statement from the army's general staff.

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