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Rebel-held mine collapses in Central African Republic, killing 25

At least 25 people died when a gold mine collapsed near the Central African Republic town of Bambari, a spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels which run the mine said on Friday.


Topix.net | 22-Aug-2014 20:00

Chad: Chad Makes Progress Through a 'Desert Sandstorm'

On August 1, Chad obtained the approval of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund to institute a three-year program under its Extended Credit Facility for about U.S. $122.4 million, with a first disbursement of about $20.4 million.


Topix.net | 20-Aug-2014 15:00

Can President Obama Change African Dictators' Ways? Not Likely, Says Chadian Blogger

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.


Topix.net | 12-Aug-2014 12:54

Cameroon: Chadian Ambassador Bids Goodbye

Outgoing Chadian Ambassador to Cameroon, Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao? has told the press that he is a happy man, going back to his country after spending seven years? two months in a country he describes as beautiful.


Topix.net | 11-Aug-2014 14:01

Emir, PM congratulate Chad president

DOHA: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent Monday a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Chad on the occasion of the anniversary of his country's Independence Day.


Topix.net | 11-Aug-2014 09:47

Greetings to President of Chad

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Saturday sent a message of greeting to Idriss Deby Itno, president and head of state of Chad, on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of its independence.


Topix.net | 11-Aug-2014 04:32

Chad withdraws Chinese exploration permits

Chad has decided to withdraw five exploration permits issued to a Chinese company and press charges in a row over a $1.2bn fine for environmental violations, the oil ministry has said.


Topix.net | 10-Aug-2014 19:08

ERHC Energy: Kenya Block 11A 2D Seismic Survey Completed

ERHC Energy Inc. , a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced the successful completion of a major 2D seismic acquisition program of Block 11A in the Republic of Kenya.


Topix.net | 07-Aug-2014 22:10

Donor support to Sahel "anaemic"
DAKAR 04 August 2014 (IRIN) - More donor support is needed to help close the US$1.5 billion funding gap in the Sahel this year and protect the livelihoods of the estimated 20.2 million people who are at risk of food insecurity. Only 30 percent of the $2.2 billion dollar appeal to fight hunger and malnutrition, and build resilience in the region has been met by donors as of July, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
irinnews.org | 04-Aug-2014 02:00

Chad: HissA ne HabrA Trial to Cost Fcfa 5.5 Billion

A Special African Court sitting in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, is getting set to begin the trial of the former Chadian President, Hissne Habr, over alleged human rights abuses committed during his rule from 1982 to 1990.


Topix.net | 29-Jul-2014 12:13

No blaming refugees here! Amman drops 14 spots in list of most expensive cities

Amman has dropped 14 places from 89 to 103 in Mercer's 2014 Cost of Living Survey, which shows the most expensive expatriate destinations in the world.


Topix.net | 27-Jul-2014 07:05

Cameroon: Disturbing Digital Lateness

Since the completion of work on the Cameroon-Chad pipeline in 2004, an optical fibre backbone facility now exists in Cameroon with the possibility of some 12 landing points or terminals.


Topix.net | 25-Jul-2014 15:42

IOM Organizes Safe Return from Cameroon of Chadian Migrants Displaced from CAR

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization / - Thousands of Chadian migrants fleeing violence in the Central African Republic have been stranded in Cameroon since the beginning of 2014.


Topix.net | 25-Jul-2014 11:47

Central African Republic: 'Ceasefires Signed by Seleka Not Respected for Long'

Rebels in the Central African Republic were due to sign a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday .


Topix.net | 24-Jul-2014 11:56

Move Over Tokyo: The World's Priciest Cities Are In Angola and Chad

Ask someone to guess the world's two most expensive cities and it's a safe bet that the capitals of Chad and Angola - two of Africa's more impoverished nations - won't leap to mind.


Topix.net | 16-Jul-2014 18:46

Singapore ranked among priciest cities for expats as locals feel the pinch

In one of Asia's most modern and globalized cities, many locals are struggling to make ends meet.


Topix.net | 16-Jul-2014 09:22

France sets up anti-Islamist force

The French force based in Mali has officially wound up its work and will be replaced by the new operation France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups.


Topix.net | 14-Jul-2014 16:45

Singapore now 4th most expensive city in the world for expats: Survey

SINGAPORE: The Republic is now the fourth most expensive city in the world for expatriates and the second most expensive in Asia, according to the latest cost of living survey by Mercer.


Topix.net | 14-Jul-2014 06:26

Ethnicity, politics at root of CAR conflict

A French soldier of the Sangaris force stands guard on July 8, 2014 at the entrance of the PK5 muslim area of Bangui.


Topix.net | 11-Jul-2014 22:22

Beirut, Dubai take the lead: new survey reveals the Middle...

The world's most expensive cities for expats are both in Africa. Luanda in Angola is ranked first for the second year, followed by N'Djamena in Chad.


Topix.net | 11-Jul-2014 22:22

Moscow has slipped seven places to ninth on an annual list of the...

St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital, fell 12 places to 35th on Mercer's annual list of the world's most expensive cities for expats.


Topix.net | 11-Jul-2014 22:22

Moscow has slipped seven places to ninth on an annual list of the...

St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital, fell 12 places to 35th on Mercer's annual list of the world's most expensive cities for expats.


Topix.net | 11-Jul-2014 03:29

Cost Of Living In Australia Falling On Weak Dollar

A company that specializes in expatriate compensation management for businesses says that currency fluctuations and inflation mean that cities in Africa, Asia, and Europe are now the most expensive locations for expatriates, while Australian cities have experienced a "dramatic fall" in cost due to a weak Australian dollar.


Topix.net | 10-Jul-2014 23:14

ERHC Energy Inc. Releases Shareholder Update

ERHC Shareholders: ERHC is pleased to present highlights of the Company's recent progress.


Topix.net | 10-Jul-2014 19:10

.com | 'Ethnicity, politics at the root of CAR war'

The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe's political crisis in 2008.


Topix.net | 10-Jul-2014 15:00

Conclusions of 5th Meeting of the International Contact Group on the...

The list of countries and organizations which attended the meeting is indicated below .


Topix.net | 09-Jul-2014 14:22

Row with UN over a 6.4m cost of pullout

IRELAND is at loggerheads with the United Nations over a failure to pay the full cost of withdrawing our troops from strife-torn Chad four years ago.


Topix.net | 09-Jul-2014 10:08

New thinking needed on food aid for refugees in Africa
JOHANNESBURG 07 July 2014 (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched an urgent appeal to address a funding shortfall that has already resulted in food ration cuts for a third of all African refugees. As of mid-June, nearly 800,000 refugees in 22 African countries have seen their monthly food allocations reduced, most of them by more than half.
irinnews.org | 07-Jul-2014 02:00

Call for dialogue over Central Africa conflict

The ruling Namibian party has reportedly described the country's soon- to-be-launched NEFF opposition party as a hopeless bunch of disgruntled individuals who are imitating the EFF.


Topix.net | 28-Jun-2014 11:57

For Rangers on the Front Lines of Anti-Poaching Wars, Daily Trauma

In May 2008 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , 80 Mai Mai militia ambushed a unit of 12 wildlife rangers on patrol near Rwindi in Virunga National Park, wounding Habimana Buzara in the leg as he covered their retreat.


Topix.net | 27-Jun-2014 14:14

African Union says progressing to military force by end-2015

Africa is making progress towards a regional military force by the end of next year, a senior African Union official said on Wednesday, as local leaders urged less reliance on foreign intervention.


Topix.net | 25-Jun-2014 23:43

Media Advisory: Presentation of Letters of Credence at Rideau Hall

His Excellency Mihailo Papazoglu Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Serbia His Excellency Alfonso Silva Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Chile Her Excellency Koviljka Spiric Ambassador-designate of Bosnia and Herzegovina His Excellency Mahamat Ali Adoum Ambassador-designate of the Republic of Chad His Excellency Tuy Ry ... (more)


Topix.net | 25-Jun-2014 18:23

Chad: UNHCR Seeking Clarification of Reports That People Fleeing Car Denied Entry to Chad

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 13 June 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.


Topix.net | 13-Jun-2014 23:05

CAR's unaccompanied children stuck in limbo

The violence in Central African Republic forced 97,000 civilians to flee across the border to Chad.


Topix.net | 12-Jun-2014 12:03

CAR’s unaccompanied children stuck in limbo
SARH 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - The violence in Central African Republic forced 97,000 civilians to flee across the border to Chad. Some 1,200 of those in flight were unaccompanied or separated children, who now long to find their families and return to school and to safety, or at least some semblance of normality.
irinnews.org | 12-Jun-2014 02:00

ERHC Energy Chad Contracts Bridgeporth for Airborne Gravity

ERHC Energy Chad today announced the award of a contract for acquisition, processing and interpretation of gravity/magnetic data of BDS 2008 in Chad to Bridgeporth Ltd., a specialist geosciences company.


Topix.net | 08-Jun-2014 18:50

UN report sees no genocide in C. African Republic

In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, a young man screams in pain as he lies in a pool of blood on the floor of a hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic following a day-long gun battle between Seleka soldiers and Christian militias.


Topix.net | 06-Jun-2014 00:38

Cameroon, Chad agree to build 700 kilometre railway link

Cameroon and Chad have reached an initial agreement to link northeastern Cameroon to the neighbouring capital N'Djamena by rail, according to officials from the two countries.


Topix.net | 05-Jun-2014 05:09

Does Nigeria Actually Have A New Plan For Fighting Against Boko Haram?

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday offered amnesty to the terrorist group Boko Haram in exchange for laying down its arms, only hours after promising to launch a "total war" against the insurgency, in what some are calling a bid to tamp down on domestic complaints about his government's handling of the issue.


Topix.net | 30-May-2014 05:22

ERHC Energy Chad Contracts Bridgeporth for Airborne Gravity/Magnetic Survey of BDS 2008 in Chad

ERHC Energy Chad today announced the award of a contract for acquisition, processing and interpretation of gravity/magnetic data of BDS 2008 in Chad to Bridgeporth Ltd., a specialist geosciences company.


Topix.net | 30-May-2014 01:03

Muslim militants storm church, kill 30 in Central African Republic

Muslim gunmen rampaged through a Catholic church compound in the capital of Central African Republic on Wednesday, killing up to 30 people with gunfire and grenades.


Topix.net | 29-May-2014 20:58

Genome breakthrough could help fight against sleeping sickness
KISUMU/NAIROBI 28 May 2014 (IRIN) - Scientists have welcomed the development of genome sequence data on the tsetse fly, the vector responsible for the transmission of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), commonly known as sleeping sickness. They say it could be instrumental in devising strategies to eradicate the fly and reduce deaths and the spread of other diseases associated with it.
irinnews.org | 28-May-2014 02:00

Chad: Cameroon, Chad Deploy Troops to Fight Boko Haram

Cameroon and Chad have sent a thousand troops to their borders with Nigeria to fight the Islamist group Boko Haram.


Topix.net | 27-May-2014 09:44

Displaced CAR youths in Chad desperate for school

DOYABA/SIDDHO/N'DJAMENA, 26 May 2014 - Some 40,900 children and thousands more youths displaced by the violence in the Central African Republic are stuck in transit camps in southern Chad with no formal school to attend, few to no training opportunities, and no jobs, leaving them with no sense of what the future will bring.


Topix.net | 26-May-2014 10:57

Displaced CAR youths in Chad desperate for school
DOYABA/SIDDHO/N’DJAMENA 26 May 2014 (IRIN) - Some 40,900 children and thousands more youths displaced by the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are stuck in transit camps in southern Chad with no formal school to attend, few to no training opportunities, and no jobs, leaving them with no sense of what the future will bring.
IRIN | 26-May-2014 02:00

Melding science and tradition to tackle climate change
KISUMU 23 May 2014 (IRIN) - In the latest of several partnerships between tradition and modern science aimed at improving resilience to climate change, pastoralists and meteorologists in Tanzania are working together to produce weather forecasts better suited to farmers.
irinnews.org | 23-May-2014 02:00

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