West Africa: AU Welcomes UN Resolution of Joint Force for Sahel States
[Premium Times] The African Union, AU, on Friday welcomed the UN Resolution for the deployment of a joint force for the Group of Five for Sahel States, FC-G5S.
AllAfrica | 24-Jun-2017 20:23

5.6 Million Children At Risk of Waterborne Diseases As Rainy Season Hits Communities Affected By Lake Chad Crisis
[Unicef] Dakar/ Geneva/Abuja -More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrheal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, UNICEF warned today. The threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased population movements particularly in Nigeria's northeast.
AllAfrica | 24-Jun-2017 19:58

5.6 Million Children At Risk of Waterborne Diseases, Says Unicef
[Premium Times] As the rainy season begins, United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has warned that more than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoea infections, in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad.
AllAfrica | 24-Jun-2017 14:54

Tanzania: Tarime Children Want Tormentors to Be Sanctioned
[Daily News] Tarime -Children of Tarime District in Mara Region have called for stiff legal measures to be taken against people who violate their rights, including rapists and female genital mutilation (FGM) perpetrators.
AllAfrica | 19-Jun-2017 11:52

Nigeria: Uncertainty Taints Planned Oil Exploration in Chad Basin
[Leadership] Few days to the deadline set by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to resume oil exploration in Borno state, indications have emerged that the planned exercise may not take place soon.
AllAfrica | 19-Jun-2017 07:44

Cameroon: Idriss Deby Itno Writes to Paul Biya
[Cameroon Tribune] The Chadian special envoy, Adoum Younousmi, Minister of Infrastructure Transport and Civil Aviation handed the sealed message to Prime Minister Philemon Yang on June 8
AllAfrica | 12-Jun-2017 10:35

President of the Republic Receives Congratulatory Message From President of Chad
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir received a congratulatory message from Chadian President, Idris Deby on advent of holy month of Ramadan.
AllAfrica | 09-Jun-2017 10:19

Chad: China Supports WFP Food Assistance in Chad
[WFP] The Lake Chad region has been affected by insecurity and a resulting humanitarian crisis. China's contribution will enable WFP to provide food assistance to 57,500 people, including nearly 30,000 women and more than 10,000 children under the age of five in the east of the country. A further 44,400 Sudanese refugees will also benefit from this donation.
AllAfrica | 07-Jun-2017 16:17

Nigeria: Boko Haram - 730,000 Battle Hunger in Lake Chad Basin
[Vanguard] No less than 730,000 people including Internally displaced persons, IDPs, are hungry and at risk of starvation as they battle the devastating Boko Haram insurgency among other shocks in the Lake Chad Basin region.
AllAfrica | 06-Jun-2017 11:21

Nigeria: Explore Oil, Gas in Benue Trough, Chad Basin to Grow Reserves
[Vanguard] The Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), has tasked the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to encourage increased oil and gas exploration in the Benue Trough and Chad Basin in order to grow Nigeria's reserves.
AllAfrica | 06-Jun-2017 11:19

West Africa: The European Union and the Sahel, Fact Sheet
[PR Newswire] Brussels -The EU supports the Sahel countries - Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger - in areas of shared interest such as security, migration, terrorism, the humanitarian response, resilience building and long-term development.
AllAfrica | 05-Jun-2017 13:31

Sudan: Sudan, Chad and the UNHCR Signed a Tripartite Agreement
[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan, Chad and the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR signed a tripartite agreement regulating the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of refugees from chad to the Sudan and from Sudan to Chad.
AllAfrica | 05-Jun-2017 10:14

Sudan: President Al-Bashir Receives Message From President Deby Dealing With Peace Process
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Thursday received at the Guest House the visiting Diplomatic Advisor of the President of Chad, Mukhtar Wau Dahab, who handed Al-Bashir a message dealing with the peace process in Sudan and means of cementing the Sudanese - Chadian relations.
AllAfrica | 02-Jun-2017 12:39

Sudan: Defence Ministry Lauds Efforts of Chad for Realizing Peace in Darfur
[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister at the Ministry of Defence, Gen. Ali Mohamed Salem, has appreciated the efforts being exerted by the government of Chad for realization of peace in Darfur and convincing the armed movements to resort to the dialogue and peace option.
AllAfrica | 02-Jun-2017 12:39

Sudan: Govt, Chad Agree On Voluntary Return for Refugees
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Governments of Sudan and Chad have signed three bilateral agreements for the voluntary return of refugees from the two countries.
AllAfrica | 02-Jun-2017 12:22

Central Africa: Germany Contributes €25.5 Million to WFP's Emergency Response in Lake Chad Basin
[WFP] The contribution supports WFP's activities in Nigeria (?10.5 million), Cameroon (?5.6 million), Chad (?4.7 million) and Niger (?4.7 million). The funds are especially timely, as the imminent lean season - the period between harvests - is depleting people's re-sources and intensifying hunger and malnutrition.
AllAfrica | 01-Jun-2017 15:49

Chad: Chad Pastoralist Made to Sit On Floor Now Stands for Her Community
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Marrakesh, Morocco -"It is just a woman. We cannot take what she says seriously," male officials have told Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim. But "I take the opportunity to put my ideas on the table"
AllAfrica | 01-Jun-2017 09:32

Sudan: Sudanese Gold Miners Detained in Eastern Chad
[Radio Dabanga] Eastern Chad -About 150 Sudanese gold miners are being held by Chad forces in eastern Chad.
AllAfrica | 29-May-2017 15:23

Africa: Habre's Latest Conviction a Justice Milestone - Credit to AU
[New Times] On April 27, 2017, the Extraordinary African Chambers handed down an appeal ruling upholding the conviction of the former Chadian president Hissène Habré for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, and the sentence of life imprisonment.
AllAfrica | 29-May-2017 07:19

President Bashir Confers With President Debby of Chad At Khartoum Airport
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Omar Bashir on Monday met with his Chadian counterpart, Idris Debby Itno at the presidential hall in Khartoum airport where the two sides discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two sides in the various fields.
AllAfrica | 23-May-2017 09:59

Govt to Seek Alternative to $15bn Lake Chad Recharge
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government is to seek alternative to recharging the Lake Chad basin through inter basin water transfer from Congo basin, a project that has been estimated to cost 15 billion dollars.
AllAfrica | 22-May-2017 10:40

Govt Seeks Alternative to $15bn Lake Chad Recharge
[Leadership] Abuja -The federal government has hinted of plans for an alternative to recharge the Lake Chad basin through inter basin water transfer from Congo basin.
AllAfrica | 22-May-2017 10:36

Nigeria: Troops 'Neutralize' Boko Haram Terrorists in Lake Chad Area
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Troops of 8 Task Force Division have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts and what is left of their logistics holding in the ongoing clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad,
AllAfrica | 22-May-2017 10:00

NNPC to Resume Oil Exploration in Chad Basin July - Baru
[Leadership] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) hinted yesterday that it will resume oil exploration activities in the Chad Basin within the next six weeks.
AllAfrica | 16-May-2017 10:16

NNPC to Resume Oil Exploration in Lake Chad Basin
[Guardian] Maiduguri -The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has concluded arrangement to resume oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin of Borno State.
AllAfrica | 16-May-2017 08:10

NNPC to Resume Oil Search in Lake Chad in Six Weeks
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will resume oil exploration activities in the Chad Basin of the country, its Group Managing Director Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru said on Monday.
AllAfrica | 16-May-2017 08:06

Nigeria: State Oil Firm to Resume Oil Search in Lake Chad
[Vanguard] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will resume oil prospecting in the Lake Chad Basin of Borno state.
AllAfrica | 16-May-2017 08:00

NNPC to Resume Oil Exploration in Chad Basin
[Leadership] The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru says oil exploration activities in the Chad Basin will resume in six weeks time.
AllAfrica | 16-May-2017 07:20

West Africa Issues a Wake-Up Call to Tyrants
[ISS] Last week's decision by the Appeals Chamber of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in the courts of Senegal to uphold the conviction and life sentence of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré was just the latest victory - though it was certainly among the biggest - for international criminal justice in West Africa.
AllAfrica | 09-May-2017 07:45

VP Briefed On Arrangements for Giad Group Exhibition in N'djamena
[SNA] Khartoum -Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman was briefed, on the arrangements for organization of GIAD Group first Exhibition, in N'djamena, Chad, during May, 18-22.
AllAfrica | 08-May-2017 09:51

Frenchman Abducted in Chad Freed in Sudan's North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The French miner who was abducted in eastern Chad about two months ago, was found in Kutum in North Darfur. He was rescued in a raid organised by France, Chad, and Sudan on Saturday.
AllAfrica | 08-May-2017 09:36

Africa: Lessons From Hissene Habre's Conviction
[Citizen] Last May a court in Senegal convicted and sentenced to life-imprisonment Hissene Habre, the former ruler of Chad, for the crime of torture and crimes against humanity.
AllAfrica | 03-May-2017 15:00

Chad: The Habré Trial - the Future for African Justice?
[African Arguments] The trial of Chad's former president is finally over, but its significance for Africa may have just begun.
AllAfrica | 02-May-2017 22:02

Mechanism Between Khartoum State and Ndjamena Municipality for Follow Up Implementation of Twinship Formed
[SNA] Khartoum -Executive Program between Khartoum State and Ndjamena Municipality was signed, Monday, where Governor of Khartoum State, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein signed for Khartoum State and Mayor of Ndjamena, Maryam Guma'a signed for Ndjamena Municipality.
AllAfrica | 02-May-2017 10:08

Chad: Court Upholds Habre's Sentence
[Al Jazeera] An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of Hissene Habre, former Chad president, on war crimes charges.
AllAfrica | 28-Apr-2017 20:46

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

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