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2018-02-20 Lake Chad - 7 Million People Struggling With Food Insecurity - Report
[Leadership] A 2017 report from the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Nigeria has pointed out that about 7 million people across the Lake Chad basin struggling with food insecurity need assistance.

2018-02-19 Information Ministry Undersecretary Arrives in N'djamena
[SNA] N'djamena -The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information, Ambassador, Yasser Khider arrived Sunday, in the Chadian capital leading media delegation including the heads of the official media institutions.

2018-02-15 Tutu Steps Down From Oxfam Role After Scandal
[News24Wire] Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has instructed his office to write to Oxfam International to inform them of his retirement as their global ambassador.

2018-02-16 Chad Militiamen Kill Seven in West Darfur Cattle Raid
[Radio Dabanga] Beida Locality -Seven people were shot dead and eight others were wounded in an armed cattle theft operation allegedly carried out by militiamen from Chad at Mitere administrative unit of Beida locality in West Darfur on Monday.

2018-02-16 House Orders Stoppage of Nigeria's Contribution to Lake Chad Commission
[This Day] Abuja -The House of Representatives thursday passed a motion ordering the suspension of Nigeria's contribution to the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) until all issues of allegations of corruption against its Executive Secretary (ES), Mr. Sanusi Abdullahi, are satisfactorily investigated and resolved.

2018-02-15 Don't Scapegoat Oxfam Over Sex Abuse Scandal in Haiti, Agencies Say
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -"In the humanitarian world, this (behavior) happens"

2018-02-13 Oxfam Great Britain Announces Resignation of Deputy Chief Executive
[Oxfam] Penny Lawrence today resigned as Deputy Chief Executive of Oxfam Great Britain.

2018-02-13 Response to Allegations That Oxfam Staff Used Sex Workers in Chad in 2006
[Oxfam] In 2011, several Oxfam staff were accused of sexual exploitation and abuse in Haiti during the earthquake response. We have now heard of further allegations about the use of sex workers by Oxfam staff in Chad in 2006. We are shocked and dismayed about these latest revelations. While we can't corroborate the information from Chad at the moment, it highlights again unacceptable behavior by a small number of people and the need for a sector-wide approach to tackle the problem.

2018-02-09 Justice At Last for Chadian Dictator's Victims
[CAJ News] Addis Ababa -HUMAN rights groups believe the African Union's adoption of a trust fund for victims of former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, is a major step towards justice.

2018-02-09 Cabinet Approves Voluntary Repatriation Agreements
[SNA] Khartoum -The Council of Ministers in its regular meeting Thursday approved two agreements on the repatriation of Sudanese and Chadian refugees, as presented by the state minister at the Ministry of Interior, Babikir Osman Digna.

2018-02-08 Hissène Habré Case - Trust Fund for Victims
[HRW] Addis Ababa -The African Union's adoption of the Trust Fund Statute for victims of Hissène Habré's crimes is a major step toward justice, four human rights groups said today. The Trust Fund will now be able to start collecting and disbursing reparations for victims of the Habré regime.

2018-02-07 New Leaders Revive Process to Improve Governance, But More Work Needed
[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa's most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument -- the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) -- will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018.

2018-02-07 Presidents Al-Bashir and Deby to Attend Borders Conference in Al-Genaina
[SNA] Khartoum -The President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir and President Idris Deby of Chad will attend opening sessions of Conference of Sudan-Chad Borders which will run from 21-22 of current February in Al-Genaina, capital of West Darfur State.

2018-02-06 Over 300,000 Displaced Nigerians Taking Refuge in Cameroon, Chad, Niger - Minister
[Premium Times] The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmad, on Monday, says no fewer than 300, 000 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are taking refuge in Cameroon, Chad and Niger republics.

2018-02-05 Chad Deploys Military to Southern Cameroons as Crisis Persists
[allAfrica] According to multiple sources Chadian soldiers, dispatched by Chadian President Idriss Deby at the request of Cameroonian President Paul Biya, have been fighting for several weeks alongside Cameroonian's armed forces against the English-speaking separatists.

2018-02-02 Chad Arrests Local Journalist Over Satire Piece
[CPJ] Judicial police in Chad's capital N'Djamena on January 29, 2018, released Mahamat Abakar Issa, the director of the weekly newspaper Alchahed, after detaining him for seven days, according to Djimet Witche Wahili, the director of the privately owned news site Alwihda Info.

2018-02-01 Nigeria Hosts Global Conference to Save Lake Chad From Extinction
[This Day] The Federal Government of Nigeria, on behalf of other Heads of States and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, is planning to host an international Conference from February 26 to 28 in Abuja on proffering solutions on saving the drying Lake Chad.

2018-01-31 Insecurity Stalling Oil Exploration in Chad Basin, Says NNPC
[Guardian] Kaduna -The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that, there is prospect in the exploration of oil in the Chad Basin, but security challenge has been the major impediment to the success of the project.

2018-01-30 Boko Haram - Lake Chad Fish Traders Lament High Tariffs
[Premium Times] Fish traders in Borno State are accusing their union leaders of harming their trade by forcing them to fix prohibitive prices on the commodity from the Lake Chad area.

2018-01-30 Govt Plans Conference to Save Lake Chad
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government is organizing an international conference aimed at saving the drying Lake Chad.

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