Battling the Resource Curse
[Africa In Fact] Oil company buildings can be seen for miles in the oilfields of South Sudan: vast structures glittering with light and promise in an area of mud huts with no electricity. Or, as Celeste Hicks puts it, describing another African state, as if "a shimmering piece of twenty-first century technology has landed like a spaceship on the hazy Saharan horizon".
Military Source - Chadian Soldiers Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attack
[Deutsche Welle] A Chadian security source says 11 Chadian soldiers have died in fighting with suspected Boko Haram Islamists in a border region. Chad is participating in a military alliance to help combat the extremist group.
Sudan Offers Thanks to Chad for its Continuous Support to Peace and Stability
[SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of the President of the Republic, the Deputy Chairman of the National Congress Party for the party's affairs, and the member of the 7+7 mechanism of the national dialogue, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, asserted the success of the mechanism's recent visit to Chad, indicating that it has fully achieved its objectives and that the delegation has thanked President Idriss Deby for his effort to achieve peace in Sudan and his work for the success of the national dialogue.
Chad President Meets With Darfur Rebel Leaders in Paris
[Radio Dabanga] Paris -The President of Chad held talks with leaders of the three holdout Darfur rebel movements in the French capital on Saturday evening.
Boko Haram Remains a Deadly Threat in the Region Despite Military Advances
[AI London] Despite advances by the military, attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have claimed the lives of at least 1,600 people since the start of June, bringing the death toll to at least 3,500 civilians in 2015 alone, said Amnesty International as the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) discusses a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on the conflict.
Sudanese-Chadian Health Protocol Renewed
[SNA] N'djamena -The Assistant of the President of the Republic, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid witnessed, last Wednesday, at the Chadian capital, the renewal of signing the joint Sudanese-Chadian Health Protocol which was signed by the Federal Ministry of Health, Bahr Idriss Abu-Garda and his Chadian counterpart.
Sudanese Officials Meet With Chadian President On Dialogue
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A Sudanese government delegation arrived at the Chadian capital of N'Djamena on Wednesday to discuss with President Idris Deby the participation of the armed opposition in the National Dialogue and the security situation in Sudan, Chad, and Libya. A number of Darfur rebel groups are invited to N'Djamena to discuss their participation in the Dialogue. The main holdout Darfur rebel movements say they did not receive an invitation.
President Al-Bashir Appreciates Efforts of President Deby and Invites Him to Attend Inauguration of Dialogue
[SNA] Ndjamena -The Chadian President, Idris Deby, has received two written messages from the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, which were handed to him by Sudan delegation headed by the Assistant of the President of the Republic, Ibrahim Mahmoud, and the accompanying representatives of the national dialogue mechanism, Ahmed Saad Omer, Dr. Amin Hassan Omer and Kamal Omer.
Ibrahim Mahmoud Discusses With Chadian President Security Situations in Sudan, Chad and Libya
[SNA] Ndjamena -The Assistant of President of the Republic and Head of Natioanl Dialogue mechanism delegation , Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud discussed at the Presidential Palace with the Chadian President, Idris Deby the security situations in Sudan, Chad and Libya where they affirmed co-relation of security situations in the three countries.
CAF Fines Nigeria U.S.$5,000 for Fans' Misconduct tt Nigeria Vs Chad Match
[Vanguard] The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Nigeria 5,000 Dollars for fans misconduct during its first leg 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match on June 13.
How the U.S. Is Expanding Its Fight Against Extremism in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] From the perspective of a US national security specialist, we live in a dark and gloomy world. Numerous worldwide threats exist across almost every part of the planet including China, Iran, North Korea and Russia. This typically puts Africa at the bottom of the pecking order.
Lake Chad - New Violence, New Displacement
[UNHCR] Baga Sola, Chad -Lake Chad isn't really a lake any more.
In Region Assaulted By Boko Haram, Women, Young People Key to Stability
[UNFPA] Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, the result of a relentless and ongoing campaign of violence by Boko Haram insurgents. With the disaster threatening to undermine decades of development, heads of state, leaders of United Nations agencies and civil society chiefs gathered at UN Headquarters today to address the urgent needs of women and young people, and to forge partnerships for building resilience among terrorized communities.
Crisis in Africa's Lake Chad Basin 'Must Not Be Forgotten' - UN Humanitarian Chief
[UN News] The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator today reminded the world to pay attention to the Lake Chad Basin, now an epicentre of "violence and terror" where children as young as six-years old have been used as suicide bombers and the scene of the fastest-growing displacement crisis in Africa.
Geologist Tasks Buhari On Lake Chad, Lower Niger River
[Daily Trust] Bauchi -?President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to recharge Lake Chad and dredge the lower Niger River to boost Nigeria's economy and employment.
Statement By IMF Mission At the End of a Review Mission to Chad
[IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.
Pilgrims from Nigeria, Senegal, Chad, Niger Die in Hajj Stampede
[Guardian] About 717 people taking part in this year's pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have been reportedly killed near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, in what has been described as the most fatal stampede during the religious rite in the last 25 years.
'Justice and Memory' At Heart of HabrĂ© Trial, Says Expert
[JusticeInfo.net] As former Chadian president HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ©'s war crimes trial continues before the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal, JusticeInfo.Net recently spoke to Senegalese human rights defender and Amnesty International regional director Alioune Tine about this historic event. Today we hear from Professor Gregory Steven Gordon, an International Law expert who teaches at the Chinese University of Hong-Kong and has previously worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the Int
Why Say an African City is 'Dry and Dusty'?
[Al Jazeera] A while back, we were about to publish a story when three short and seemingly innocuous words jumped out at us: "dry and dusty". They had been used to describe Chad's capital, N'Djamena.
Darfuri Refugees in Chad Reject Repatriation 'Now'
[Radio Dabanga] Touloum -The approximately 300,000 Darfuris residing in 12 refugee camps in eastern Chad reject the voluntary repatriation programme as announced by the Interior Ministry's Sudanese Refugees' Affairs Commission on Monday.