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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

President Idriss Deby Itno in Cameroon for a working visit

On the invitation of the President of the Republic Paul Biya, the President of the Republic of Chad, H.E. Idriss Deby Itno, comes to Cameroon this Thursday 22nd May 2014 for a working and friendly visit.


Topix.net | 22-May-2014 17:12

U.S. sends troops to Chad in hunt for Nigerian girls

The United States has deployed 80 troops to Chad to augment efforts to find the Nigerian schoolgirls taken hostage last month, the White House announced Wednesday, a significant escalation of Washington's contribution to a crisis that has created global consternation.


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

Chadian PM Reaffirms Support and Solidarity with Korean People

Kalzeube Pahimi, prime minister of the Republic of Chad, met Jong Yong Chol, DPRK ambassador to his country, on May 15. The prime minister said he admired the Korean people who are successfully accomplishing the cause of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, rallied around Marshal Kim Jong Un in one mind.


Topix.net | 22-May-2014 09:03

Measles spreading in Chad amid weak vaccination coverage

Some 34,105 cases have been reported since the beginning of 2014 across Chad, Benin, Cameroon, Guinea, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and CAR, with 12,108 of them in DRC, 8,221 in Nigeria and 4,968 in Guinea.


Topix.net | 19-May-2014 18:34

Long wait for justice for victims of former Chad leader Habre

Nadjingaye Toura Ngaba, who was arrested and tortured aged 16 during the regime of Hissene Habre, the former Chad leader, in the capital Ndjamena, August 2, 2007 REUTERS/Stephanie Hancock DAKAR There were no windows at Camp Martyr, the Chadian prison where dictator Hissene Habre locked up dissenters.


Topix.net | 19-May-2014 14:29

Measles spreading in Chad amid weak vaccination coverage
DAKAR/N’DJAMENA 19 May 2014 (IRIN) - A measles outbreak that is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa is showing no sign of let-up as vaccine campaigners struggle to reach all at-risk children.
irinnews.org | 19-May-2014 02:00

Attackers target Chinese firm in Cameroon

An attack Saturday against employees of a Chinese company in an area of Cameroon regarded as a Boko Haram stronghold left one person injured and 10 others missing, a Chinese Embassy official in Cameroon said.


Topix.net | 17-May-2014 16:59

Why Chadian Students Braved Arrest and Stormed Their Embassy in Algeria

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Topix.net | 16-May-2014 19:36

No Better Friend

A small contingent of Marines have deployed to Chad, where they are teaching local park rangers how to combat poachers who have decimated elephant populations over the past decade or so.


Topix.net | 14-May-2014 16:21

Chad closes borders with CAR

Children look at a soldier from the newly deployed EUFOR-RCA European Union military operation in the Central African Republic, patrolling along a street in Bangui.


Topix.net | 12-May-2014 16:36

South Sudan: Minnawi Unaware of Upcoming Meeting With Chadian President

Darfur rebel leader Minni Minnawihe has no idea about an upcoming encounter with Chadian president Idris Deby, but expressed readiness to brief him about their roadmap for a comprehensive solution in Sudan.


Topix.net | 12-May-2014 14:26

Marines aid anti-poaching elephant teams in Chad

Armed poachers have taken a terrible toll on the elephants in Zakouma National Park in Chad.


Topix.net | 12-May-2014 02:57

Ajjampur Rangaiah Ghanashyam concurrently accredited as India's ...

New Delhi, May 8: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday, concurrently accredited Ajjampur Rangaiah Ghanashyam as the Ambassador to the Republic of Chad with residence in Abuja .


Topix.net | 08-May-2014 19:55

CAR survivors endure squalid camp conditions in Chad

DOYABA/SIDDHO/BELOM/N'DJAMENA, 8 May 2014 - Abdou Abdoullahi stands beside the drenched makeshift shelter he built with his family in Doyaba camp in southern Chad: a few flimsy cotton shawls stretched over thin branches twisted into a cone-shape.


Topix.net | 08-May-2014 13:45

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