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2014-08-29 IMF Approves 122.4 Million U.S. Dollars for Chad
[Cameroon Tribune]Chad is to benefit from 122.4 million US Dollars (about FCFA 60,894 billion) the International Monetary Fund, IMF Executive Board has approved to accelerate reforms to strengthen fiscal institutions and support growth, while maintaining fiscal discipline, a release from the IMF Communication Department stated. The money is within the framework of a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility, ECF.

2014-08-27 International Medical Corps Calls for Increased Humanitarian Support in Chad
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]California -Already host to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan's Darfur region, Chad is moving center stage as armed militants drive large scale population displacements and instability throughout the region. Having operated for a decade in Chad, International Medical Corps is calling on the international community to expand its support to this oft forgotten humanitarian emergency where religious extremism, chronic malnutrition, high maternal mortality rates and extreme levels of poverty threaten to destabil

2014-08-20 Chad Makes Progress Through a 'Desert Sandstorm'
[allAfrica]On August 1, Chad obtained the approval of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to institute a three-year program under its Extended Credit Facility for about U.S. $122.4 million, with a first disbursement of about $20.4 million.

2014-08-18 Chadian Army Frees 85 Boko Haram Hostages
[Cameroon Tribune]The Chadian military over the weekend freed 85 young Nigerian young men who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in Doron Baga community in Nigeria's Borno State, the French newspaper, Le Monde reported yesterday, August 17, 2014.

2014-08-17 Chadian Troops Rescue Boko Haram Hostages
[VOA]Officials say security forces in Chad have rescued Nigerians who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group.

2014-08-17 Boko Haram Hostages 'Freed By Chadian Troops'
[Deutsche Welle]Chadian troops have reportedly freed several hostages captured by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria on August 10. However, a number still remain in captivity, according to authorities.

2014-08-18 Chadian Troops Rescue 85 Nigerians From Boko Haram
[Daily Independent]Chadian troops have rescued around 85 Nigerians kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents last weekend from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast border, security and human rights sources said Saturday.

2014-08-13 CAR - 'I Feel Neither Chadian Nor Central African and I Do Not Know Where to Go'
[MSF]Abdel Haffis is Muslim. He was born of a Chadian father and a Central African mother 40 years ago in the capital of CAR, Bangui, where he had lived all his life. Now, he waits along with his family in an IDP camp in Kabo - in the north of the country - for the reopening of the border with Chad to escape the violence and flee into a land he does not even know.

2014-08-11 Obama Backs French Fight Against Militants
[RFI]US President Barack Obama directed nearly 7,500 million euros (10 million dollars) to bolster a major French counterterrorism mission in Africa's Sahel region.

2014-08-11 Obama Directs U.S. $10 million in Emergency Defense Spending to Fight Terrorists in Northern Africa

2014-08-11 Chadian Ambassador Bids Goodbye
[Cameroon Tribune]Outgoing Chadian Ambassador to Cameroon, Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao? has told the press that he is a happy man, going back to his country after spending seven years? two months in a country he describes as beautiful. He was speaking on Friday August 8, 2014? after a farewell audience with Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang? on behalf of the Head of State, Paul Biya. Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao was Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Cameroon for well over three years.

2014-08-11 Magnificent Seven for Chad Le Clos in Glasgow
[SA Info]Chad le Clos claimed an individual bronze medal and added a further bronze as a member of the South African medley relay team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Tuesday evening.

2014-08-08 Niger-Chad - Oil Pipeline Agreement Signed
[Cameroon Tribune]All is virtually set for Niger to begin exporting oil through Chad and Cameroon in 2016. This follows an agreement reached with Chad on the laying of a pipeline from Niger through its territory as a follow-up to an earlier accord with Cameroon for Niger crude oil to be exported at Kribi on the Atlantic coast through the current Chad-Cameroon pipeline run by COTCO.

2014-08-08 National Assembly - Chadian Ambassador Bids Farewell
[Cameroon Tribune]The out-going Chadian Ambassador to Cameroon who also doubled as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao, has expressed joy at the hospitality of Cameroon and its people, referring to them as "loving." He told the press after bidding farewell to House Speaker, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, yesterday August 7, 2014 that his stay in Cameroon was full of delight and also beneficial. "The House Speaker wished me a happy return, and I expressed regret at leaving a dynamic and beautiful people," the

2014-08-07 Nigerians Flee From Insurgent Attacks Into Chad
[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 5 August 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2014-08-06 Desperate Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram Arriving On Deserted Island in Chad, UN Warns
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency today sounded the alarm on behalf of the nearly 1,000 people who recently arrived in the uninhabited Chadian island of Choua after fleeing attacks by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria.

2014-08-06 Boko Haram Trails Nigerians to Chad, Kills Six
[Daily Trust]Maiduguri -Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect Monday crossed over to a village in Chad and killed six Nigerians who were taking refuge there.

2014-08-04 WFP Chief Warns of Africa Food Shortages
[VOA]World Food Program (WFP) executive director Ertharin Cousin says food insecurity in Malakal, South Sudan is increasing as over a million homeless have fled the violence.

2014-08-04 IMF Executive Board Approves New U.S.$122.4 Million ECF Arrangement for Chad
[IMF]The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for a total amount equivalent to SDR 79.92 million (about US$122.4 million), 120 percent of quota for Chad. The approval will enable the first disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 13.31 million (about US$20.4 million).

2014-08-02 France Consolidates Military Might in Africa
[The Conversation]By Simon Jackson, University of Birmingham

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