Court Rejects Habre's Appeal
[VOA] An African Union tribunal in Senegal has rejected the appeal of former-Chadian president Hissene Habre, who was convicted last year of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
AllAfrica | 28-Apr-2017 13:06

Khartoum and N'djamena Affirm Renewal of Joint Cooperation Program
[SNA] Khartoum -The Wali (governor) of Khartoum State, General, Abdul Rahim Mohammed Hussein and the Omda of N'Djamena have affirmed the deeply rooted -relations between Sudan and Chad and the desire of the leaderships of the two countries to promote these relations to full cooperation.
AllAfrica | 28-Apr-2017 10:36

Senegal Court Upholds Life Sentence for Hissene Habre
[Deutsche Welle] Chad's former dictator had been charged for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Habre's victims expressed satisfaction at the final outcome, but the defense argued the landmark trial was "unfair.'"
AllAfrica | 28-Apr-2017 07:34

Hissène Habré Appeal Ruling Closes Dark Chapter For Victims
[AI London] Following today's Extraordinary African Chambers appeal judgment in Senegal upholding the conviction of the former Chadian President Hissène Habré for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, and the sentence of life imprisonment, but acquitting him of rape, Amnesty International's Erica Bussey said:
AllAfrica | 27-Apr-2017 18:08

Africa: Kagame, Deby, Conde and AU Chair Call for Urgent Reforms
[New Times] Presidents Paul Kagame, Alpha Conde of Guinea, and Idriss Deby of Chad, and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, yesterday, called for urgency in the implementation of the African Union reforms adopted in January this year in readiness for the rapid changes in the global context.
AllAfrica | 25-Apr-2017 06:57

Nigeria: Three Chadians Arrested for Terrorism in Nigeria
[This Day] Three Chadians have been arrested in connection with terrorism by the Nigerian troops engaging Boko Haram in the North-east.
AllAfrica | 24-Apr-2017 09:20

New African Union Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
[ISS] The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.
AllAfrica | 23-Apr-2017 13:20

Chad: Lake Chad Conflict - Alarming Surge in Number of Children Used in Boko Haram Bomb Attacks This Year - Unicef
[Unicef] Dakar/New York/Geneva -The number of children used in 'suicide' attacks in the Lake Chad conflict has surged to 27 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to nine over the same period last year, UNICEF said in a new report released today.
AllAfrica | 12-Apr-2017 09:46

To Plant Seeds and Cultivate Peace in the Lake Chad Basin
[Guardian] In the two decades before 2015, West Africa made notable strides in reducing hunger, reducing the number of hungry people by more than 60 per cent, well ahead of its Millennium Development Goal pledge.
AllAfrica | 11-Apr-2017 12:38

Sudan: Chad Refugees in Darfur Reject Voluntary Return
[Radio Dabanga] Um Shalaya -Refugees from Chad living in Azum in Central Darfur refuse to return voluntarily to Chad.
AllAfrica | 09-Apr-2017 09:44

Chad: Lake Chad's Displaced Threatened By Looming U.S. Budget Cuts to Food Aid
[RFI] At Bibi village, home to internally displaced Chadians who fled Islamist militants Boko Haram, people are gathered near a large truck, where men offload boxes and sacks of food. Inhabitants of the straw-hut village near the shore of Lake Chad are picking up their monthly food rations from the World Food Programme (WFP). But a large part of the food aid for these people could be thrown into jeopardy if proposed US budget cuts are carried out.
AllAfrica | 06-Apr-2017 11:51

Tears, Fears and Frustration in the Life of Nigerians in Lake Chad Refugee Camp
[RFI] For Nigerians who fled across Lake Chad to the safety of Chad two years ago after a string of Boko Haram attacks in Borno state, life remains difficult. Although the Lake Chad region has recently remained calm, stringent security measures continue to be observed. Some people are still hoping to find loved ones lost in the scramble to flee the Islamist militants, while others are anxious to provide for themselves.
AllAfrica | 03-Apr-2017 15:15

Sudan: Central Darfur-Chad Border Open Again
[Radio Dabanga] Um Dukhun -The Chad-Sudan border in the area of Um Dukhun town in Central Darfur, closed on Friday, was opened again on Sunday.
AllAfrica | 03-Apr-2017 13:28

Sudan: Ibrahim Mahmoud and Deputy Secretary General of Chadian National Salvation Movement Discuss Bilateral Relations
[SNA] Khartoum -Assistant of the President of the Republic and Deputy Chairman of the National Congress for the Party's Affairs, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, Thursday received Deputy Secretary General of the Chadian National Salvation Movement, Dr. Zakaria Mohamed Salih, progress of the relations between the two parties, ways of consolidating them as well as the coordination between them in the coming period.
AllAfrica | 31-Mar-2017 09:56

Sudan: Sudan-Chad Forces Move in As Abducted Frenchman Sighted in West Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] West Darfur -A French national kidnapped by Sudanese militiamen from Goz Beida, south of Abeche in Chad last week has been sighted in West Darfur. A joint Sudanese-Chadian force has surrounded the area.
AllAfrica | 29-Mar-2017 16:35

Buhari Approves Establishment of Naval Base in Lake Chad
[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of an operational base for the Nigeria Navy in the Lake Chad with the intention to boost security in the strategic zone.
AllAfrica | 28-Mar-2017 08:43

Buhari Approves Establishment of Naval Base in Lake Chad to Boost Security
[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of an operational base for the Nigeria Navy in the Lake Chad with the intention to boost security in the strategic zone.
AllAfrica | 28-Mar-2017 07:27

Chadian Forces Killed in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Um Dukhun / Abeche -Sudanese militants attacked a Chadian commissioner and killed two of his bodyguards in Sudanese territory on Friday, following the disarmament of Chadian forces. A French national has been kidnapped in Chad and reportedly taken to Sudan.
AllAfrica | 27-Mar-2017 15:53

Sudan Works With Chad, France to Find Kidnapped Frenchman
[RFI] Sudanese security agents have launched a search for a Frenchman who was kidnapped in neighbouring Chad on Thursday. Officials in Khartoum say this follows Chadian Security Minister Ahmat Mahamat Bachir's announcement oin Friday that the man, who works for a mining company, had been taken to their country.
AllAfrica | 27-Mar-2017 14:50

Second Fair for Sudanese Products in Ndjamena Opened
[SNA] Khartoum -The Second Exhibition of Sudanese Products inaugurated, Sunday, in Ndjamena , Chad, with participation of a number of Sudanese companies.
AllAfrica | 27-Mar-2017 11:13

Foreign Minister - Sudan Follows Up Conditions of French Hostage Via Contacts With Authorities in Chad and France
[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, has affirmed Sudan concern with the issue of the French hostage, indicating that Sudan remained following up the issue of the French hostage through the coordination with the Chadian authorities, within the context of the joint Sudanese - Chadian Forces and also via contacts with the French authorities and intelligence for the sake of release of the hostage.
AllAfrica | 27-Mar-2017 11:13

Journalists in Hiding After Threats
[CPJ] Abuja -Chadian domestic intelligence officers should cease harassing and attempting to intimidate journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists have gone into hiding following harassment from National Security Agency (ANS) officers in recent weeks, and another was detained and forced to apologize for his work.
AllAfrica | 25-Mar-2017 10:31

Moment of Truth for Chadian Dictator Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity
[The Conversation Africa] On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison.
AllAfrica | 24-Mar-2017 05:01

French National Kidnapped in Chad
[RFI] A French national was kidnapped on Thursday in eastern Chad, a French military source and a Chadian security source said.
AllAfrica | 23-Mar-2017 15:28

Africa: Le Pen Visit to Chad Causes Outcry
[Deutsche Welle] The French far-right presidential candidate has positioned herself as a champion of African sovereignty. But her visit to the French military base in N'Djamena was condemned by some local politicians.
AllAfrica | 23-Mar-2017 08:50

Chad: Chad - Cave Paintings Defaced
[Cameroon Tribune] Chad's culture minister says that ancient cave paintings at a world heritage site have been defaced. Mahamat Saleh Haroun told the AFP news agency that unknown vandals had scrawled over the 4000-year-old depictions of animals and people that decorate the sandstone caves of the Ennedi Plateau in the north-east of the country. When Mr Haroun became culture minister in February, he said one of his aims was to promote the country's tourist sites. The natural and cultural landscape of the Ennedi Massif was decl
AllAfrica | 21-Mar-2017 12:37

Africa: The Hidden Opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin Crisis
[ISS] While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that.
AllAfrica | 20-Mar-2017 16:15

Africa: Who Is New AU Head and What Does He Stand For?
[Deutsche Welle] New African Union Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat officially takes up his post on Tuesday. But who is Faki and what does he stand for?
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 14:04

Sudanese Chadian Talks On Transports, Roads and Infrastructures Issue Recommendations
[SNA] Khartoum -The Joint Sudanese Chadian talks on Transport, Roads, Bridges and Infrastructures, issued their recommendations on Sunday, calling for a convening of the joint Technical Committee in a month's time, and a preparations of a feasibility study by know how house for construction of railway line linking Nyala of Sudan to Adre of Chad.
AllAfrica | 14-Mar-2017 10:45

'Holistic Thinking' Needed for Peace, Development in Lake Chad Region - Deputy UN Chief Mohammed
[UN News] Highlighting the multifaceted nature of the crisis in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, the deputy United Nations chief underlined the need for a holistic approach that includes responding to the Boko Haram as well as closing the gap between humanitarian assistance and development interventions.
AllAfrica | 10-Mar-2017 17:19

West Africa: Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures
[ICG] Since 2015, the conflict between Chad's armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate demobilised militants.
AllAfrica | 10-Mar-2017 16:42

Chad Journalists in Hiding After Threats
[PR Newswire] New York -Chadian domestic intelligence officers should cease harassing and attempting to intimidate journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists have gone into hiding following harassment from National Security Agency (ANS) officers in recent weeks, and another was detained and forced to apologize for his work.
AllAfrica | 08-Mar-2017 14:05

Nigeria Did Not Pledge $1 Billion to Recharge Lake Chad - Minister
[Premium Times] The Federal Government says it did not pledge $1 billion for recharging of Lake Chad or humanitarian assistance to the region contrary to claims by the UN Security Council, UNSC.
AllAfrica | 08-Mar-2017 09:13

Nigeria, Lake Chad Region Porous Borders Pose Threats to Security, Lives
[Vanguard] The Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor has said that the greatest challenge of troops before now is the porosity of borders between the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon and in Lake Chad region.
AllAfrica | 07-Mar-2017 06:40

Humanitarian Crisis in Lake Chad Basin - UN Security Council Promises Continued Support
[Cameroon Tribune] The visiting delegation proffered solutions during a working session with President Paul Biya at the State House on Friday March 3, 2017
AllAfrica | 06-Mar-2017 17:55

Donors Meeting in Oslo Pledge Aid to Crisis Hit Lake Chad Region
[Deutsche Welle] Donors at a one-day conference have pledged a third of the UN's humanitarian appeal for the Lake Chad region. More than half of the region's population are in need of humanitarian aid.
AllAfrica | 01-Mar-2017 11:30

Lake Chad Basin - World's Most Neglected Crisis Rages On
[Al Jazeera] On Friday, February 24, the countries of the Lake Chad region - Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, donor governments such as Norway and Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, and international organisations are gathering for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region.
AllAfrica | 01-Mar-2017 11:03

Germany Backs $1.5 Billion Aid Call for Lake Chad Region
[Deutsche Welle] A new funding appeal for the Lake Chad region is to be launched at an international donors' conference in Oslo on Friday. Two million people have been displaced and many more are trapped in a humanitarian crisis.
AllAfrica | 01-Mar-2017 10:58

Chad: Orlando Bloom Says Children's Suffering in Lake Chad Region "Hard to Comprehend"
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Orlando Bloom, star of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Lord of the Rings" movies, said on Friday it was hard to grasp the scale of the suffering in Africa's Lake Chad region after visiting some of the children uprooted by years of conflict.
AllAfrica | 25-Feb-2017 07:56

Central Africa: Lake Chad - Building Walls or Bridges?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In Nigeria and the Lake Chad region today, unbeknownst to the world, some 11 million people need emergency relief
AllAfrica | 24-Feb-2017 13:48

Chad: Lake Chad Money, Oxfam-Goal Merger, and Serial Syria Talks - the Cheat Sheet
[IRIN] Every week, IRIN's team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on the humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:
AllAfrica | 21-Feb-2017 10:01

Central Africa: Cemac - President Idriss Deby Takes Over Presidency
[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon's Prime Minister, Head of Government Philemon Yang represented President Paul Biya at the 13th Heads of State and Government summit of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) on February 17, 2017 in Djibloho, Equatorial Guinea. The Djibloho summit that came on the heels of the Yaounde extraordinary summit on December 23, 2016 was crowned with key resolutions contained in the final communiqué intended to further consolidate integration within the CEMAC zone and enhance so
AllAfrica | 20-Feb-2017 14:27

Sudan: FM Phones His Chadian Counterpart
[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, Monday made a phone call with his new Chadian counterpart, Hussein IbrahimTaha, during which he congratulated him for winning confidence of President Idris Debby, and affirmed his keenness to work with him to enhance the cooperation and coordination between the two countries on all the regional and international issues.
AllAfrica | 14-Feb-2017 10:40

Sudan: Homes Devoured by Flames in Darfur, Eastern Chad
[Radio Dabanga] Assalaya / Gireida / Goz Amer -Fires destroyed more than 100 houses and shelters in Darfur and eastern Chad over the weekend. On Sunday, a fire destroyed the full contents of 95 houses in Assalaya in East Darfur.
AllAfrica | 13-Feb-2017 14:49

Africa: Who Is the New African Union Chief?
[ISS] The new AUC chairperson will focus on peace and security issues, but what about ensuring free and fair elections?
AllAfrica | 10-Feb-2017 13:57

Hepatitis E Outbreak Kills 11, Threatens Hundreds More - NGO
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -MSF has recorded 70 cases of people suffering from hepatitis E, a liver disease that spreads through water contaminated with faeces
AllAfrica | 09-Feb-2017 13:07

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