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Chad: Airtel to Deploy Chad's First 3G/4G Network

Airtel has been awarded a 3G/4G license by the Tchadian Government. The granting of the Tchad's first license is an important milestone towards the development of the country's telecoms infrastructure, and will facilitate better Internet access for the social and business community.


Topix.net | 18-Apr-2014 07:58

Chad withdraws troops from Central African Republic

Speaking at a conference in the southern city of Sarh, Suleiman Adam, the commander of the mission, said the last Chadian peacekeeper crossed the border with the Central African Republic on April 13. On April 3, Chad announced the withdrawal of its peacekeepers from CAR during the European-African Summit in the Belgian capital Brussels.


Topix.net | 17-Apr-2014 08:10

Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from C.African Republic

Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbour.


Topix.net | 16-Apr-2014 02:58

Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from Central African Republic

Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbor.


Topix.net | 16-Apr-2014 02:58

Airtel receives Chad's first 3G licence

Indian-backed cellco Airtel Chad has received the nation's first 3G/4G licence, Biztech Africa reports.


Topix.net | 15-Apr-2014 07:15

UPDATE 1-Glencore to buy Chad oil firm Caracal for $1.3 bln

Mining company Glencore Xstrata has agreed to buy Chad-focused oil company Caracal Energy for about 800 million pounds , a deal that will allow the commodity giant to expand upstream in the oil sector.


Topix.net | 14-Apr-2014 17:31

Habre lawyers say war crimes trial 'political'

Fear is reportedly driving African gays to seek asylum in the United States after countries like Nigeria and Uganda recently enacted draconian anti-gay laws.


Topix.net | 11-Apr-2014 11:59

Caracal Energy secures debt financing

Caracal Energy has secured 140m dollars in debt financing to develop the company's assets in the Republic of Chad.


Topix.net | 07-Apr-2014 11:28

Chad rejects CAR shooting claims

Chad has rejected UN accusations that its troops killed 30 people and injured many more in an unprovoked attack in a market in the Central African Republic.


Topix.net | 05-Apr-2014 17:52

U.N.: Chadian Soldiers Killed 30 People in CAR

The United Nations' human rights office says at least 30 people were killed and 300 seriously injured when Chadian soldiers fired indiscriminately into a crowded market in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic.


Topix.net | 04-Apr-2014 15:59

Africa: Europe, Africa Wrap Up Summit

The European Union and Africa pledged closer cooperation at a two-day Brussels summit, but differences emerged over issues such as gay rights.


Topix.net | 03-Apr-2014 23:01

Chad to withdraw troops from AU mission in C.African Republic

Chad has decided to withdraw its troops from the African Union peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, according to a Chadian diplomat and a document seen by Reuters.


Topix.net | 03-Apr-2014 14:52

Africa: Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and...

Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard will travel to Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, March 31, 2014 for meetings with officials from United Nations and other international humanitarian organizations.a On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Assistant Secretary Richard will travel to Ndjamena, Chad, where she will meet with Chadian government officials and ... (more)


Topix.net | 29-Mar-2014 15:13

Iran sends aid to Chad

Iranian Red Crescent Society has sent the first aid shipment to Chad following escalating violence in Central Africa which made a large group of citizens, especially Muslims flee the country.


Topix.net | 28-Mar-2014 15:11

CAR: What's Religion Go to Do With It?

Recent reports on ongoing violence have drawn attention to the fact that Muslims, by the hundreds of thousands , are being attacked and forced to flee by Christian/animist "anti-balaka" militias.


Topix.net | 24-Mar-2014 18:29

Trading away West Africa’s hunger
DAKAR 20 March 2014 (IRIN) - Severe food shortages in the Sahel and West Africa are often the result of droughts and poor harvests. But inefficient intra-regional trade also places significant strain on food availability, exacerbating hunger.
irinnews.org | 20-Mar-2014 01:00

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Topix.net | 19-Mar-2014 04:22

Yaounde: Top Defense Officials in the sub-region discuss security issues

The second meeting of the Ministers of Defense and Army Chiefs of Staff from the member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission is ongoing in Yaounde.


Topix.net | 17-Mar-2014 16:26

Humanitarian response gap grows in northern Nigeria
KANO 14 March 2014 (IRIN) - Humanitarian needs are mounting in northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram attacks have displaced 350,000 people since 2013, 290,000 of them internally; the rest are sheltering in Cameroon, Chad and Niger. But the national response is inadequate and the international response minimal due to access hurdles and political sensitivities.
irinnews.org | 14-Mar-2014 01:00

IDB signs a 3.14 million US Dollar agreement to support education development in Chad

WAM JEDDAH, 11th March, 2014 -- The Islamic Development Bank Group and the Republic of Chad, today signed an agreement worth 3.14 million US Dollars to support a dual Arabic-French education development project in the first level of secondary education, through a loan from the IDB and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development affiliated to the ... (more)


Topix.net | 11-Mar-2014 12:31

Chad oil drilling workers start three-day strike over pay

Around 1,600 workers in Chad's oil exploration sector began a three-day strike on Sunday after rejecting a pay offer from two Chinese firms employing them, a union official said.


Topix.net | 09-Mar-2014 20:29

Chad: Refugees in Chad Need Urgent Aid, Protection

Chad is now home to more than 80,000 refugees from the Central African Republic .


Topix.net | 08-Mar-2014 09:12

Skilled Central African workers, students and professionals find shelter in Chad

N'DJAMENA, Chad, March 5 - In the past three months, the government of Chad has evacuated about 16,000 people to N'Djamena from the Central African Republic amid mounting violence and religious persecution in the neighbouring country.


Topix.net | 05-Mar-2014 17:33

Central Africa: Central Africa's Extractive Industry Must Create Jobs and Wealth - Chadian Minister

N'djamena - Central Africa is a mineral-rich sub-region, but the contribution of extractive industries to the development of other economic sectors is limited.


Topix.net | 04-Mar-2014 13:36

Committee on Post 2015 Development Agenda holds meeting in Ndjamena - Monday, 03 March 2014 07:20

Addis Ababa, 3 March 2014 - The High Level Committee of Heads of State and Governments on the Post 2015 Development Agenda held a meeting yesterday in Ndjamena, Chad.


Topix.net | 03-Mar-2014 11:38

Caracal Energy Inc.

Caracal Energy Inc. is a publicly traded Canadian energy company involved in the exploration, development and production of oil in the Republic of Chad in Africa.


Topix.net | 03-Mar-2014 07:29

Analysis: Evacuation dilemma in the Central African Republic

Zannah Bassar, a Muslim woman living in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, has a simple message for the international community - she wants to be evacuated.


Topix.net | 28-Feb-2014 13:40

Long road to an African rapid reaction force
JOHANNESBURG 21 February 2014 (IRIN) - The African Union (AU) is rethinking on how it can most effectively deploy military forces to tackle the continent’s crises.
irinnews.org | 21-Feb-2014 01:00

Heavy fighting near C. African Republic airport

Heavy fighting including rocket and grenade attacks broke out Wednesday near the airport in Central African Republic's capital, sparking fear and panic in a nearby displacement camp home to some 100,000 people.


Topix.net | 19-Feb-2014 20:00

Central Africa: N'djamena Meeting to Establish Roadmap for Green Industrialisation

At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Chad, the Economic Commission for Africa will organise the 30th session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of Central Africa from 5 to 7 March 2014 in N'Djamena, the Chadian capital.


Topix.net | 18-Feb-2014 18:57

Chad says U.N. force needed to stabilize Central African Republic

Chad's President Idriss Deby has called for the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping mission to contain violence in Central African Republic, the first time the region's military heavyweight has publicly sought U.N. intervention.


Topix.net | 18-Feb-2014 14:47

Chad: Court Reduces Jail Terms for French Children Smugglers

Two French NGO leaders were given suspended jail sentences for trying to to smuggle 103 Chadian children to France in 2007 on Friday.


Topix.net | 16-Feb-2014 10:27

Muslim flight from C.African Republic leaves broken homes, swamps UN

Muslims gather at a camp for displaced people at Mpoko international airport in Bangui, CAR< as they wait to leave the capital, February 13, 2014.


Topix.net | 14-Feb-2014 20:52

Africa: Fallout From 1960s French Nuclear Test Reached Sicily, Chad

The French defence ministry lied about the fallout from France's first nuclear test in the Sahara desert in 1960.


Topix.net | 14-Feb-2014 16:43

Chad to privatise third-largest mobile operator Sotel

Chad has launched the privatisation of the central African country's third-largest mobile operator Sotel, nearly four years after a failed attempt to sell a controlling stake to Libya's sovereign wealth fund.


Topix.net | 13-Feb-2014 22:04

Chad: Assistance to CAR and Sudanese refugees, and host communities inside Chad

Appeal Chad Assistance to CAR and Sudanese refugees, and Host communities inside Chad - TCD141 Appeal Target: US$ US$ 899,696 Balance Requested: US$ US$ 899,696 Geneva, 12 February 2014 During 2013 Chad has been dealing with two new influxes of refugees from the Central African Republic and from Sudan who are fleeing fighting in their countries.


Topix.net | 13-Feb-2014 12:45

Central African Republic: Chad's Role Behind the Scenes in the CAR

A bloody conflict is threatening to tear the Central African Republic apart. The African Union has sent troops, the EU wants to follow suit - but it is Chad which is pulling the strings militarily and politically.


Topix.net | 13-Feb-2014 09:45

Elephants, rangers face growing threats in Chad

Rian Labuschagne pilots his single-engine bush plane low over a herd of elephants, his trained eye scanning for calves.


Topix.net | 12-Feb-2014 08:55

ERHC Energy Inc. Completes Farm-Out to CEPSA

ERHC Energy Inc. , a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in Sub-Saharan Africa, is pleased to announce the completion of its farm-out agreement with CEPSA , an international integrated oil and gas company.


Topix.net | 10-Feb-2014 22:23

Clashes in Bangui leave at least 11 dead: witnesses

A weekend of violence and looting in the Central African capital has left at least 11 people reported dead, including two Muslims who were gruesomely lynched and a lawmaker gunned down in a drive-by shooting.


Topix.net | 10-Feb-2014 01:25

Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment, poverty
DAKAR 10 February 2014 (IRIN) - Youth unemployment and underemployment are among the main barriers to development in West Africa, say experts. Not only does the exclusion of young people from the labour force perpetuate generational cycles of poverty, it also breaks down social cohesion and can be associated with higher levels of crime and violence among idle youth.
irinnews.org | 10-Feb-2014 01:00

Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization
NAIROBI 04 February 2014 (IRIN) - Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts.
irinnews.org | 04-Feb-2014 01:00

Central African Republic: Chadian refugees leave their home of decades

BANGUI, Central African Republic, February 3 - Forty-year-old Adidja* recently flew out of the Central African Republic , her home for decades, with a heavy heart and a terrible sense of loss.


Topix.net | 03-Feb-2014 18:55

Caracal Energy Inc. - Total Voting Rights

CALGARY , Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Caracal Energy Inc. notifies the market that the Company's issued share capital as at the close of business on 31 January 2014 was 146,596,258 common shares.


Topix.net | 03-Feb-2014 09:41

UN shifts approach to help Sahel’s 20 million hungry
DAKAR 03 February 2014 (IRIN) - Over 20 million people in the Sahel will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, up 8.7 million over the number of people in need in 2013, estimates the UN, which launched an ambitious three-year Sahel strategy today.
irinnews.org | 03-Feb-2014 01:00

30 killed in capital in three days as C.Africa violence spreads

An "unprecedented level of violence" in the Central African Republic capital has left 30 dead in three days, the Red Cross said Friday, as French troops converged on a rebel-held northern town.


Topix.net | 31-Jan-2014 22:17

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