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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Lake Chad Money, Oxfam-Goal Merger, and Serial Syria Talks - the Cheat Sheet
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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 communiquĂ© intended to further consolidate integration within the CEMAC zone and enhance so
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.
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.
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?
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
Chadian President Sends Message to President
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Chadian President Idriss DĂ©by Itno sent a message to the Angolan Head of State, JosĂ© Eduardo dos Santos.
Lake Chad - 'Countries Need to Recognize the Gravity of the Crisis'
[Deutsche Welle] The Lake Chad Basin crisis is now at a turning point. Boko Haram's attacks and military counter-offensives have displaced at least 2.3 million people.
How Kenya's Amina Lost to Chad's Mahamat in Race for AUC Chair
[East African] A last-minute change of the agenda and the refusal by Uganda, Djibouti and Burundi to vote for Kenya were Monday evening blamed for the defeat of Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed in the race to become chairperson of African Union Commission.
Kenya Loses AU Commission Chairmanship to Chad
[Capital FM] Addis Ababa -There were actual tears shed by the Kenyan delegation when it became clear that Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed would not become Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
Kenya's Amina Loses AU Chair to Chad Foreign Minister
[Citizen] Addis Ababa -Kenya has lost its bid to have one of its own as chairperson of the African Union Commission.
Chad's Mahamat to Chair AU Commission
[News24Wire] Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat is the next AU Commission chairperson.
Amina Loses African Union Commission Chair Vote to Chad's Mahamat
[Dalsan Radio] Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed has lost the election for African Union Commission chairperson to Chad's Moussa Mahamat.
Nigeria, Chad Seek $50 Billion Aid to Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad
[Leadership] Nigeria and the Republic of Chad are seeking a $50 billion aid for the recharging and refilling of the drying Lake Chad.
Nigeria, Chad Seek U.S.$50 Billion to Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad
[Premium Times] Nigeria and Republic of Chad have called on the African Union, AU, and international donors to assist in raising $50 billion dollars for recharging of drying Lake Chad.