August 28, 2006 |
N'DJAMENA, Chad -- Chad's president suspended the oil minister and two other Cabinet members who negotiated deals with two foreign oil companies that he ordered out of the country, alleging that they had failed to pay taxes, officials said Sunday. President Idriss Deby suspended the three ministers Saturday after telling San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron Corp.
December 4, 1990 |
Rebel leader Idriss Deby dissolved Chad's Parliament and suspended the constitution while promising a multi-party democracy, Chad Radio reported. Meanwhile, ousted President Hissen Habre, earlier reported killed, was said to be in Maroua, Cameroon.
January 31, 1990 |
Pope John Paul II, unfazed by the rigors of his hot and dusty journey through poorest Africa, pleaded here Tuesday for national reconciliation in a country inured to war and misery. Heavily armed soldiers in armored cars outnumbered roadside onlookers as the papal cavalcade swept into N'Djamena, the capital of a country that has suffered a generation of civil war and a decade of struggle with neighboring Libya since becoming independent from France in 1960.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990 |
Two graves containing the bodies of up to 100 Sudanese have been found in neighboring Chad after the collapse of Chad's government, a Sudan official said Friday.
November 10, 1986
Chadian rebels loyal to former President Goukouni Oueddei have agreed to a cease-fire with the government of President Hissen Habre, a spokesman for the rebel forces said. He said the accord was reached with the Chad government Oct. 24. It was unclear which factions of the Libyan-backed rebel coalition have accepted the agreement.
July 20, 1987 |
Libya has stopped jamming Arabic-language broadcasts of the British Broadcasting Corp., a spokesman for the BBC's External Services said. "The jamming appears to have stopped," he said of the interference traced to a site outside Tripoli. Libya began jamming the BBC's Arabic Service in April, when Libyan troops fighting Chad government forces began to suffer heavy defeats.