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2015-08-28 The Fear That Follows Them. Providing Mental Healthcare for Refugees
[MSF] Attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region have increased over recent weeks, and military presence in the area has also expanded in response. The number of people who have been forced to flee their homes has more than doubled, bringing the total number of displaced in the area to 75,000.

2015-08-27 Suicide Bombers Attack Chad Army Camp
[This Day] A security officer at the Kaiga Ngouboua base in the Lake Chad region has said two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Chadian army camp on Wednesday.

2015-08-27 The Case of Hissène Habré Before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal
[HRW] On July 20, 2015, the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, will stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes before the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegal court system. The chambers were inaugurated by Senegal and the African Union in February 2013 to prosecute the "person or persons" most responsible for international crimes committed in Chad between 1982 and 1990, the period when Habré ruled Chad. After two days, the trial was adjourned

2015-08-26 Defence Chiefs Meet on Deployment Against Boko Haram
[Premium Times] Nigeria's defence chief of staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, is currently in Chad Republic to discuss the deployment of 8, 700 strong Multi National Joint Task Force, MNJTF, to confront Boko Haram.

2015-08-26 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention for the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] In the continued fight against malaria, there is increased recognition of the need to tailor interventions to suit local conditions and specific contexts. For the 25 million children aged 3-59 months who live in areas across the Sahel, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool to prevent malaria.

2015-08-27 'Our Furniture Are Hotcakes in Chad, Niger, Others'
[Daily Trust] Kano -Kano is well known for its trading activities, but beyond that, there are many small scale industries that provide thousands of jobs to youth. Our reporter looks at the booming furniture making which attracts customers from many west African and central African countries.

2015-08-25 Cuper Assembles 27 Players for Chad Clash
[CAF] Egypt coach Hector Cuper has unveiled a 27-man squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 Group G qualifier against Chad in Ndjamena.

2015-08-21 Tens of Thousands Displaced By Boko Haram in Two Weeks in Chad
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Around 40,000 people have fled their homes in Chad in the past two weeks following attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to an aid agency, as the insurgency stokes an escalating humanitarian crisis in the region around Lake Chad.

2015-08-21 Chad Offers More Soldiers to 'Finish Off' Boko Haram
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his conviction that the end of the Boko Haram insurgency is in sight as Nigeria and her allies intensify the war against the terrorist sect.

2015-08-17 Shekau Rebuffs Idriss Deby's Claims, Says I Am Alive, in Charge
[Vanguard] The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram denied he had been killed or ousted as chief of the jihadist group in an audio recording released Sunday attributed to him by security experts.

2015-08-16 UN Agency Assists Nigeria's Neighbours As Escalating Violence Sparks Waves of Refugees
[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern about the escalating violence in and around Nigeria and its impact on the situation of Nigerian refugees in surrounding host countries, including a shrinking humanitarian space in which they can seek asylum.

2015-08-17 'Transit Cargoes for Niger, Chad Will Have Multiplier Effect On Nigeria's Economy'
[This Day] The current move to allow landlocked countries like Niger and Chad pass their transit cargoes through Nigerian seaports will bring about a lot of multiplier effects on the economy, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello, has said.

2015-08-15 UNHCR Concern About Return of Nigerians, Shrinking Humanitarian Space
[UNHCR] The UN refugee agency is concerned about the escalating violence in and around Nigeria and its impact on the situation of Nigerian refugees in surrounding host countries, including a shrinking humanitarian space in which they can seek asylum.

2015-08-14 'Even the Hills Couldn't Save Us' - Escape From Nigeria
[UNHCR] Minawao Refugee Camp -The UN refugee agency is working with the authorities in countries neighbouring Nigeria to maintain a shrinking humanitarian space as Nigerian insurgents have extended attacks in recent months to Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

2015-08-13 Why Lake Chad Matters - Tackling Climate Change, Development, and Security
[Atlantic Council] Lake Chad is shrinking

2015-08-14 Report Links Drying Lake Chad to Insurgency As Nigeria, Niger Rep Parley Over Insecurity
[Guardian] Abuja -The dwindling of the Lake Chad has been identified as one of the causal factors of insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country, an audit report has stated.

2015-08-13 Don't Negotiate With Boko Haram - Chad Leader
[Daily Trust] Chad's President Idriss Deby has said Boko Haram is no longer led by the fearsome Abubakar Shekau and that his successor is open to talks.

2015-08-13 Chadian President Claims Boko Haram Leader Dead
[Nation] Chad's president, Idriss Deby Itno, has claimed that Aboubakar Shekau is no longer the leader of the Boko Haram jihadist group.

2015-08-12 Chad's National Day
[State Department] Washington, DC -On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Chad as you commemorate 55 years of independence on August 11.

2015-08-07 Could the World Bank Solve Boko Haram?
[ISS] When it comes to the fight against Boko Haram, Nigeria's new president Muhammadu Buhari has been busy.

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