African presidents arrive in N'Djamena ahead of Déby's funeral ceremony

Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum touched down in the Chadian capital N'Djamena on Thursday, a day before the funeral of the late Chadian president Idriss Déby.
Renowned Algerian scholar on Islam Said Djabelkhir has been handed a three-year jail time for ''offending Islam''. He was released on bail Thursday.
Renowned Algerian scholar sentenced for ''offending Islam'', granted bail
A renowned Algerian scholar on Islam was on Thursday handed a three-year jail time for offending Islam.
Environmental issues surrounding the Niger River in Mali are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of fishermen.
Along the mighty Niger River, fewer fish and more jihadists
Ousmane Djebare Djenepo, wearing sunglasses and an easy smile, stands upright to show off the mighty Niger River which is flowing around his traditional wooden canoe, or pirogue.
Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno pictured alongside his son Mahamat Idriss Deby in 2013
Slain Chad leader's son takes power as rivals slam 'coup'
Chad faced an uncertain future on Wednesday as the son of slain leader Idriss Deby Itno took power in what the opposition called a coup and Western allies that rely on the country's military might pleaded for stability.
A tank positioned at a roundabout in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Monday
Chad says 300 rebels killed after election day offensive
Fighting between Chad's army and rebels in the country's north was revealed to be far deadlier than previously known on Monday, with the military reporting more than 300 insurgents killed while claiming calm was restored.
FIRE
Cape Town fire "contained" as firefighters battle windy conditions
A blaze advanced along South Africa's iconic Table Mountain toward central Cape Town on Monday after ravaging university buildings, while firefighters battled strong winds in their efforts to control it and officials evacuated residential areas.
Men carry the coffin of Ould Sidati, president of the Co-ordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) onto a United Nations helicopter ahead of his burial in Timbuktu on April 16, 2021
Slain Mali rebel leader Ould Sidati burried
The funeral of a rebel leader in northern Mali, Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati, who was gunned down Tuesday by unknown assailants in Bamako, took place on Saturday.