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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Chad

All time
# Chad Idriss Deby Itno
President of Chad dies 'in battle' a day after winning sixth term in office
He served in the role for three decades.
# Stalwart
Testimonial man Henry promises high energy and a few surprises from Ulster this season
The Six Nations-winning back row will be honoured during Ulster’s pre-season clash with Gloucester today.
# Suicide attacks
Boko Haram used 135 children in 'perverse death missions' this year
Children in Nigeria and the Chad Basin are being viewed with increasing paranoia at checkpoints as they are thought to be the carriers of explosives.
# trump travel ban
Trump's travel ban gets the green light despite legal challenges
The court ruled that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts.
# Bizarre
Chad, the 4th-poorest nation in the world, is the main sponsor of French side Metz
The arrangement is supposed to improve tourism in the African country.
# 7 Up
'The biggest game of my life’: Henry ready to hunt down Pumas
The Ulster openside wants to see if the Pumas can run the ball from deep in the knockout stage.
# Leader
Joe Schmidt 'a great coach, but an intense, scary guy as well'
Joe Schmidt was impressed by Chris Henry long before he became Ireland coach, but the Ulster openside is still scared to put a foot wrong.
# Preview
Chris Henry happy with watching brief (for now) as Ulster take on Leinster
The Ulster flanker never thought he’d be in this situation and is looking forward to a possible return to play this season.
# Helping out
Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'
“These crises are not well-known situations, but the needs are very real”.
# Chad
Kiss confident of Chris Henry return, but 'most important thing is getting back on his feet'
Ireland’s assistant coach cautioned against putting a time-frame on the flanker’s return to the field.
# Chad
'All the players are thinking of him' - Ireland's best wishes to Chris Henry
The openside flanker suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain.
# harder than you think
Toulon the toughest test I’ve faced at Ravenhill – Chris Henry
The openside was on the front lines of a brilliant display of breakdown work from the visitors.
# catastrophe
Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR
A total of 2,599 people died by gunshot, machete attacks or grenades in a six-month period.
# Support
US sends 80 extra troops to Chad to help in search for missing schoolgirls
President Barack Obama made the announcement today.
# 6 Nations
‘Menacing’ Henry aiming to curb his enthusiasm in Twickenham
Ireland’s openside flanker is learning to not force his game, but instead be patient and stay on the right side of the law.
# england v ireland
England test 'the biggest game of my career', says trophy-hungry Henry
The Ulster openside is hoping to end his long search for a trophy when Ireland head for Twickenham this weekend.
Voices
Column: 'Sleeping sickness' is devastating small African communities – I need to show them they're not forgotten
Barrie Rooney, a biomedical analyst from Co Leitrim, explains what motivates her to travel to remote areas of Africa to treat patients suffering from sleeping sickness – and how her Irish culture helps her connect with the people she helps.
# Mali
Al-Qaeda's top leader in Mali killed in fighting
The Al-Qaeda leader was suspected of being behind a series of brutal kidnappings in several countries, including those of a British national and a French aid worker.
# West Africa food crisis
Niger: Food crisis affecting 13 million in West Africa
Cereal production has fallen by as much as 62 per cent in some countries.
# Food Crisis
Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region
Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.
# Defence Forces
Over 99% of Irish Defence Forces pass drug tests
The Defence Forces leads the way in Ireland with regard to workplace drug testing.