Chad


Climate Change, Conflict, And COVID-19: Civilians Are Bearing The Brunt Around The Lake Chad Basin

A sequence of climate change and conflict is having an increasingly devastating effect on the livelihoods and security of innocent civilians living around the Lake Chad Basin. This region’s fragile state of living has been further exacerbated by the impact of preventative measures taken against COVID-19. Some commentators have described […]


Ivorian, Burkina Troops Kill Eight Jihadists Near Border

Sunday, May 24, eight suspected jihadists were killed and another 38 captured in the first joint military operation between Burkinabe and Ivorian forces near the border of Burkina Faso and The Ivory Coast. Defense One reported Monday that the captured men — 24 in Burkina Faso and 14 in Ivory […]


Islamic State Africa – An Inevitability?

In 2018, it was estimated that as many as nine Islamic State ‘cells’ existed across Africa. Whilst lacking their predecessor’s numerical support and contiguous geographical influence, today they constitute a growing menace across the entire continent. Groups professing the ideology of IS now occupy territory in North, West, Central, East […]


Thousands Flee Their Homes In Sahel And Lake Chad After Military Crackdown On Armed Groups

On 23 April, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) revealed that thousands of civilians in West Africa’s Sahel and Lake Chad regions have fled their homes following a surge in military activity in the area. At the end of March, security forces from Niger, Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon launched a military crackdown […]


Twin Attacks In Nigeria And Chad Prove Boko Haram Is Alive And Still Dangerous

At least 50 Nigerian soldiers were killed in a recent ambush conducted by Boko Haram extremists in the country’s northern Yobe state, near the town of Goneri. Details of the attack were provided by a source from the Nigerian military on Monday, March 23rd, who claimed the attack occurred as […]


Reforms Of Colonial Currency In West Africa

On 24th February, Kémi Séba, an anti-colonial and pan-Africanist activist responsible for the formation of the Anti-CFA Front, is set to face trial in Dakar, Senegal, for the illegal burning of a 5,000 CFA franc note at an anti-Françafrique rally held in Dakar on 19th August 2017. Séba was initially […]


France Increases Its Presence In The Sahel Region As Security Crisis Worsens

Last Wednesday France, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania and Chad decided to increase military collaboration and strategic cooperation in the face of the growing security crisis that affects the Sahel region. The Sahel, a semi-arid stretch of land separating the end of the Sahara desert and the beginning of the […]


Most African Countries Are Generally Becoming Less Fragile

The Fragile State Index (FSI) 2019 showed that most African countries are generally less fragile, with slight improvements since previous years. The FSI, published by Fund for Peace, ranks countries based on how different pressures they face “impact their levels of fragility.” The FSI takes into account variables such as […]


Barriers To Reintegration And Rehabilitation Of Conflict Affected Children In Nigeria

As the struggle against Boko Haram continues in Nigeria and neighbouring Lake Chad basin countries; Cameroon, Niger and Chad, discussions surrounding how best to approach post-conflict reintegration is becoming increasingly important. While this protracted 9-year conflict has deeply impacted the lives of millions, it is paramount that adequate attention is […]


Suicide Attack Kills Two Civilians And Injures A Number Of French Soldiers In Mali

In the West African nation of Mali, a car bombing occurred killing at least 2 civilians and injuring over 20 others including a number of French soldiers in Gao, a city located in the northern part of the country. Al-Jazeera reported that the French Army spokesman, Patrik Steiger, indicated that […]