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Sudan-supported rebellion in eastern Chad

Summary

Idriss Deby seized power of Chad in 1990. In 2005, a referendum was held discarding the 2 term limit and allowing Deby to run in the 2006 election, which was heavily boycotted. Despite revisions of the voting results, Deby won the majority in the official count.

Beginning in 1990, rebel groups, supported by the Sudanese government, have fought Deby’s rule. The main alliance, composed of 8 rebel groups, is known as the United Front for Democratic Change (FUC). Over 1,000 child soldiers are known to be involved in the FUC effort.

In February 2008, rebel forces moved into the capital of N’Djamena.and nearly wrested power from Deby However, after days of fighting, government forces were able to retake control of N’Djamena. Clashes over leadership of the rebels contributed to the coup’s failure, and the rebel movement has only made one more serious attempt since, suffering heavy losses. In January 2010, Deby and Omar al-Bashir signed a peace deal in which Sudan would cease support of Chadian rebels, and disarm them. With most rebel troops having defected, the power of Chadian rebels has dwindled.

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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 110.9 Alert (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 5
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 185,901 IDPs
WFP Hunger Map: 32 % undernourished
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
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dailytrust.com.ng Hurray, we are winning! 03/01
modernghana.com Cameroon protesters call for death of Boko Haram leader 02/28
vanguardngr.com Boko Haram raid villages after Chadian offensive 02/28
sputniknews.com UN Chief Condemns Boko Haram's Use of Children as Suicide Bombers 02/28
reuters.com Thousands protest Boko Haram, support army in Cameroon 02/28
vanguardngr.com Why IDPs in Borno can’t go back home — Sen. Ndume 02/28
foxnews.com Cameroonians demonstrate to support army's fight against attacks by Boko Haram extremists 02/28
globalsecurity.org Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat 02/28
independent.co.uk Boko Haram: Thousands march in Cameroon to protest against the Islamist terror movement 02/28
stripes.com Cameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haram 02/28
voanews.com Thousands March Against Boko Haram in Cameroon 02/28
edition.cnn.com Chad's military pursues militants in Nigeria 02/27
allafrica.com Two People Killed By Suspected Boko Haram Mine Blast in Niger 02/27
stripes.com Boko Haram attacks kill about 100 people in northern Nigeria 02/27
modernghana.com Boko Haram raid villages after Chadian offensive: residents 02/27
cnn.com Training to battle extremist groups 02/27
un.org Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat 02/27
dailytrust.com.ng B/Haram: Buhari commends military, assures of better days 02/27
huffingtonpost.com How The World's Largest Hot Desert Fertilizes The Amazon 02/26
reuters.com Two people killed by suspected Boko Haram mine blast in Niger 02/26
allafrica.com WFP Welcomes New European Union Support for Chadian Returnees and Host Communities 02/26
allafrica.com Military Accused of Barring Journalists from Boko Haram Frontlines 02/26
allafrica.com Act Alliance Appeal - Assistance to Improve the Resilience and Livelihood of Car and Sudanese Refugees and Returnees, and Host Communitites in Chad 02/26
punchng.com 100 Boko Haram fighters killed by Chadian troops 02/26
allafrica.com Chadian Troops Killed 100 Boko Haram Fighters 02/26
vanguardngr.com Army chief visits Baga, vows ‘war is almost ended’ 02/26
realclearworld.com Boko Harem Just Got More Dangerous 02/26
stripes.com Cameroon prisons overcrowded with Boko Haram suspects 02/26
cnn.com How the West combats Boko Haram's advance 02/26
sahelblog.wordpress.com Roundup of Recent Writing on the Humanitarian Fallout from Boko Haram 02/26
stripes.com Jurors believed Chris Kyle's killer 'knew the consequences' 02/26
reuters.com Suicide bomber kills at least 17 in northeast Nigeria bus station: sources 02/26
csmonitor.com In praise of Africa's welcome mat 02/26
nzherald.co.nz Nigeria army chief says Baga retaken from extremists 02/26
globalsecurity.org War with Boko Haram will soon be over: Nigeria army 02/26
dailytrust.com.ng Suicide bombers kill 37 in Kano, Potiskum 02/25
dailytrust.com.ng Boko Haram: NUJ, Guild of Editors accuse military of barring journalists from frontlines 02/25
news.com.au ‘American Sniper’ killer guilty 02/25
allafrica.com Chadian Soldiers Kill 207 Boko Haram Fighters in Borno 02/25
independent.co.uk American Sniper Chris Kyle's killer Eddie Ray Routh found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison 02/25
aljazeera.com Chad claims killing hundreds of Boko Haram fighters 02/25
cnn.com 5 things to start your day 02/25
voanews.com Chadian Army: Soldiers Kill 207 Boko Haram Militants 02/25
allafrica.com ECCAS Countries and UN Debate On Terrorism 02/25
rferl.org Man Convicted In Killing Of 'American Sniper' 02/25
grnlive.com 'American Sniper' killer Eddie Ray Routh found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole - The Guardian 02/25
reuters.com Chadian soldiers kill 207 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria: army 02/25
bbc.co.uk Anti-Boko Haram force takes shape 02/25
news.com.au Chad kills 207 Boko fighters in Nigeria 02/25
news2.onlinenigeria.com Chad Littlefield's family turns on American Sniper killer after he is found guilty of murder - as it emerges some jurors saw Hollywood movie 02/25
sputniknews.com US Taking a Hands-Off Approach to African Security 02/25
csmonitor.com Insanity defense fails in 'American Sniper' murder trial 02/25
reuters.com U.S. military trains African armies ahead of Boko Haram campaign 02/25
timeslive.co.za Chad soldiers kill 207 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria 02/25
telegraph.co.uk Watch: Former Marine guilty of American Sniper Chris Kyle's murder 02/25
nzherald.co.nz Man convicted in deaths of 'American Sniper' author, friend 02/25
voanews.com Guilty Verdict for Killer of Famed 'American Sniper' 02/25
allafrica.com Africa: Communique - 487th Peace and Security Council of the African Union Meeting On the Situation in Somalia 02/25
dnaindia.com Former Marine sentenced to life in prison over killing of 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle 02/25
reuters.com Niger air force bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram 02/25
independent.co.uk American Sniper Chris Kyle trial: Jurors reveal why they decided gunman Eddie Ray Routh was legally sane 02/25
csmonitor.com 'American Sniper' trial: Why US juries have little patience for insanity plea 02/25
csmonitor.com 'American Sniper' trial: Why US juries often reject the insanity plea (+video) 02/25
timeslive.co.za Killer of 'American Sniper' gets life 02/25
stripes.com Experts: Insanity case as in 'American Sniper' hard to win 02/25
allafrica.com Ethiopia Finance Minister Among Candidates for the Presidency of the African Development Bank 02/24
dailytrust.com.ng Borno elders to Defence HQ: We want to tour liberated towns 02/24
cnn.com Bus station bomb kills at least 13 02/24
sputniknews.com US Military Denies Special Gear for African Partners is to Fight Boko Haram 02/24
modernghana.com Communique - 487th Peace and Security Council of the African Union meeting on the situation in Somalia 02/24
independent.co.uk 'American Sniper' trial: Chris Kyle killer 'used Seinfeld to fake insanity', says prosecution witness 02/24
allafrica.com Relief Operations Badly Affected By Boko Haram 02/24
modernghana.com Boko Haram targets region where powerful empire once reigned 02/24
reuters.com Boko Haram mine kills two soldiers in southeast Niger: ministry 02/24
allafrica.com Africa: Continent Tops the Best Food in the World League - Richard Dowden 02/24
stripes.com ‘American Sniper’ Kyle shot with back turned, gun holstered, witness says 02/24
dw.de West Africa at a turning point in the fight against Boko Haram? 02/24
gmanetwork.com 'American Sniper' murder trial could soon go to Texas jury 02/24
cnn.com 'Sniper' killer found guilty of murder 02/24
wsj.com Chad’s Army Aids Fight Against Boko Haram 02/24
dnaindia.com Killer of 'American Sniper' Kyle sentenced to life in prison 02/24
npr.org Guilty Verdict Returned In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial 02/24
france24.com Former Marine convicted of killing 'American Sniper' 02/24
nzherald.co.nz Guilty: Marine who killed American Sniper Chris Kyle 02/24
sputniknews.com Guilty Verdict Returned in American Sniper Trial 02/24
scmp.com Ex-Marine jailed for life for murder of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle 02/24
upi.com Guilty verdict in 'American Sniper' trial 02/24
dw.de Eddie Ray Routh convicted of killing 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle 02/24
sky.com American Sniper Trial: Eddie Ray Routh Guilty 02/24
dw.de Eddie Ray Routh convicted of killing 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle 02/24
sify.com Former Marine sentenced to life in prison over killing of 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle 02/24
allafrica.com Nigeria: Military Recaptures Baga 02/23
allafrica.com Niger: French Foreign Minister in Niger to Present Anti-Boko Haram Strategy 02/23
gmanetwork.com France to press for UN support for Africa force to fight Boko Haram 02/23
cnn.com Wife of 'Sniper' had bad feeling before his shooting 02/23
allafrica.com U.S. 'Reluctant' to Provide Lethal Equipment to Nigeria 02/23
allafrica.com Boko Haram - U.S. Spends U.S.$24.7 Million for Humanitarian Support 02/23
turkishweekly.net Boko Haram says Baga still under its control 02/23
allafrica.com Sambisa Forest - Blow-By-Blow Account of the Assault Against Boko Haram 02/23
allafrica.com Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists Drown in Lake Chad 02/23