Chad. According to
COUNTRYAAH, the country was hit during the year by extremist
group Boko Haram, who from Nigeria widened its terror to the
region around Lake Chad. Chad, one of Africa's most
experienced military forces, joined neighboring countries in
a joint military force against the jihadist group.
Tanks and soldiers were sent to Cameroon, and fierce
fighting was fought at the border with Nigeria. In February,
the first fatal attack on Chadian land came from Boko Haram.
Several people were killed when their village was attacked
from the water. In March, new attacks came, and then Chadian
soldiers were also sent to Nigeria.
In June, suicide bombers struck in N'Djamena against the
police headquarters and the police academy. At least 38
people were killed and over 100 people injured in the
attacks. The government blamed Boko Haram, and the Air Force
attacked the group's bases in Nigeria. In July, a new
suicide attack was committed in N'Djamena, where 14 people
were killed and about 80 injured in a marketplace.
At the beginning of the year, the government had
abolished the death penalty, but after the rising terror it
was reintroduced in an anti-terror law in July. Prison
sentences were also sharpened, as was the possibility of
In July, the Chadian military made two weeks' raids
against Boko Haram warriors who attacked the islands of Lake
Chad. According to the army, nearly 120 terrorists and two
soldiers were killed in the fighting.
In August, ten people were indicted for the terrorist
attacks in June. One of them, a Nigerian described as one of
Boko Haram's leaders, was considered to be the brain behind
the death. After a swift trial, all ten were sentenced to
death and executed by arch-busting.
In October, at least 41 people were killed and about 50
injured when three bombs were fired in a city near Lake
Chad. A bomb exploded in a fish market and two in a refugee
In November, two military bases were attacked by Lake
Chad, and according to the military, eleven attackers were
killed. The government announced a state of emergency in the
area and police and military were given increased powers.
The equivalent of approximately SEK 40 million was promised
for social and economic development to prevent recruitment
The Food Policy Research Institute's assessment of
starvation in the world found that after the Central African
Republic, Chad was the country most severely affected by
During the year, ten employees of former dictator Hissène
Habré were sentenced to prison for abuse committed during
the dictatorship. The trial of Habré himself also began
during the year in Senegal, where he moved. He is made
responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people in