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US deploys troops to Chad to hunt for Nigerian girls

The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help find 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, who are blamed for a spree of deadly attacks this week including a massive car-bombing.

US deploys troops to Chad to hunt for Nigerian girls
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Hong Kong domestic workers treated as 'slaves': Amnesty

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the "slavery-like" conditions faced by thousands of Indonesian women who work in Hong Kong as domestic staff, accusing authorities of "inexcusable" inaction.

Hong Kong domestic workers treated as 'slaves': Amnesty
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New meningitis vaccine slashes cases by 94 percent

A new vaccine being rolled out in the "meningitis belt" that stretches across north-central Africa has reduced cases of the potentially fatal disease by 94 percent.

New meningitis vaccine slashes cases by 94 percent
African leaders refuse to recognise C.Africa strongman
African leaders refuse to recognise C.Africa strongman

African leaders said they would not recognise Central African Republic's new self-proclaimed leader, as the nation's post-coup crisis came under the spotlight at a regional summit in Chad.

African leaders refuse to recognise C.Africa strongman
Chad emerges as regional superpower in Mali conflict
Chad emerges as regional superpower in Mali conflict

Claiming to have killed two Islamist leaders in the Mali conflict so far, Chad is emerging as a regional superpower whose strong army is brushing up the image of what was once most known as one of the world's poorest nations.

Chad emerges as regional superpower in Mali conflict
Chad seeks regional clout in sending troops to Mali: analysts
Chad seeks regional clout in sending troops to Mali: analysts

In pledging 2,000 desert-trained soldiers to fight Islamic extremists in Mali, Chad's President Idriss Deby looks set to carve out a role as a force for regional stability.

Chad seeks regional clout in sending troops to Mali: analysts
Rebels continue Central Africa push as Chad troops arrive
Rebels continue Central Africa push as Chad troops arrive

Rebels in the Central African Republic seized a town near the border with Chad on Wednesday, a day after Chadian troops entered the country at Bangui's request to help the army contain the rebel offensive.

Rebels continue Central Africa push as Chad troops arrive

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