UN Warns of Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Region
[This Day] The United Nations has warned of humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region if immediate proactive actions are not taken. More than 9 million people affected by the Boko Haram-related conflict across the Lake Chad Basin - 76 per cent of whom are in Nigeria - are grappling with dire conditions that will worsen if immediate humanitarian needs are not met, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, said as he concluded a four-day vis
Abuja 2016 - Turning Point Lake for Lake Chad Region?
[Vanguard] The tone and tenor of speeches of Heads of State and government at the Regional Security Summit hosted on Saturday by President Muhammadu Buhari suggest that the countries in the Lake Chad region are looking beyond the Boko Haram terrorism.
HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ© Verdict Set for May 30
[HRW] Dakar -Human Rights Watch today released a new video, "HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ©: Scenes from an historic trial," about the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ©. At the end of the trial on February 11, 2016, the court announced that the verdict would be scheduled for May 30. HabrĂ© faces charges of crimes against humanity, torture, and war crimes before the Extraordinary African Chambers, which is part of the Senegalese court system.
National Statement at Lake Chad Basin Regional Security Summit
[State Department] Abuja -Good afternoon. President Buhari, your Excellencies, distinguished ministers, it is an honor to join you today and express our profound appreciation to President Buhari and the people of Nigeria for hosting us.
Silence On Abuses in Africa Is Complicity
[Deutsche Welle] Burundians are being disappeared for protesting the president's illegal rule. Heads of state across Africa use violence to maintain their power. What is the world doing about it? Not enough, DW's Dirke KĂ¶pp writes.
U.S. Steps Up Fight Against Islamists in the Lake Chad Basin
[Deutsche Welle] US representatives will this weekend attend a regional security conference in Abuja. US President Barack Obama has been stepping up efforts to fight an alliance between Boko Haram and the "Islamic State" (IS).
We Need 916 Million Euros to Develop Lake Chad Region - Buhari
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari said ON Saturday that 916 million Euros was required for the effective implementation of the Lake Chad Development and Climate Resilience Action Plan (LCDCRAP).
Buhari Seeks 916 Million Euros for Lake Chad Development
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged Ecowas member states and other Western allies to give countries of the Lake Chad Basin financial support for effective implementation of the Lake Chad Development and Climate Resilience Action Plan, LCDCRAP.
Security Council Demands Boko Haram 'Immediately' End All Violence in Lake Chad Basin
[UN News] Deeply concerned at the alarming scale of the humanitarian crisis caused by the activities of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, the United Nations Security Council demanded that the group "immediately and unequivocally cease all violence and all abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law."
Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken to Travel to Abuja for Regional Security Summit
[State Department] Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, May 12--14, to lead the U.S. delegation to the second Regional Security Summit and for bilateral meetings. The Deputy Secretary will be joined in Abuja by Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Justin Siberell.
Foreign Minister Receives His Chadian Counterpart
[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, received in his office Monday the Chadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Musa Fekki, and discussed progress of the distinguished relations between the two countries.
Peaceful Coexistence Conference On Sudan-Chad Border
[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -A peaceful coexistence conference on the subject of the Sudan-Chad border will be held in the West Darfur capital of El Geneina in July.
35,000 Sudanese Refugees in Chad in Dire Need
[Radio Dabanga] Goz Amer Camp -The Sudanese refugees in Goz Amer camp in eastern Chad complain of a severe shortage of humanitarian aid, health services, and food.
HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ© Verdict Scheduled May 30
[HRW] Dakar -Human Rights Watch on May 3, 2016, issued an updated question-and-answer document about the trial in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ©. A verdict is scheduled for May 30, based on an announcement by the court at the end of the trial on February 11.
Q&A - HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ© Before the Extraordinary African Chambers
[HRW] On May 30, 2016, judges at the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegal court system will deliver their verdict in the trial of former dictator of Chad, HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ©. HabrĂ© faces charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes, and the prosecutor has asked the court to hand down a life sentence. 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
10 Arrested Over Polio Immunisation
[Monitor] Mayuge -At least 10 members of a Christian religious group, Njiri Nkalu, are being held by police in Mayuge District after an operation by the police and health workers who forcefully immunised more than 200 children against polio.
Sisi, Deby Discuss Cooperation Over Phone
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday 30/4/2016 telephoned Chadian President Idriss Deby to congratulate him on winning a new term in office.
Boko Haram, Islamic State, and Underlying Concerns for the Region
[African Arguments] Last year, Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. What's come of it?
Fear of Boko Haram Deters Displaced in Chad From Going Home - Aid Agencies
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Fear of new Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad area is discouraging around 100,000 people uprooted by violence from heading home and is hindering aid operations, agencies said on Wednesday, days after Chad extended its state of emergency.
Country's Fuel Diverted to Chad, Cameroun, Says Kachikwu
[Guardian] From the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, came yesterday a pathetic revelation that over 30 per cent of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol is being diverted to neighbouring countries, including Chad and Cameroun.