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2014-12-19 President Deby Ends Gambia Visit
[Daily Observer]The President of the Republic of Chad, His Excellency Idriss Deby Thursday morning left The Gambia after ending a day's working visit in what many believe will strengthen ties between Banjul and N'Djamena.

2014-12-19 The Russian Arms Cargo Plane
[This Day]The recent seizure and the sudden release of a Chad-bound Russian arms cargo plane by the federal government penultimate Monday, still leaves much to ponder about. The question still begging for answer is: were all necessary steps taken to ensure that critical questions leading to the seizure and detention of the aircraft in the first place were satisfactorily answered?

2014-12-18 Jammeh Holds Talks With Chadian President
[Daily Observer]The Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh Wednesday afternoon held talks with the visiting President of the Republic of Chad, His Excellency Idriss Deby in what is expected to strengthen ties between Banjul and N'Djamena.

2014-12-17 Chadian President Arrives Gambia Today
[Daily Observer]The President of the Republic of Chad, His Excellency, Idris Deby, is expected to visit the Republic of The Gambia today, Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 for a day's working visit, the presidency announced Tuesday evening.

2014-12-16 French Defence Minister Urges Countries to Combine Efforts Against Jihadist Threat
[RFI]French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made the appeal at a security conference in Senegal on Monday.

2014-12-17 Chad President Arrives in Banjul Today
[The Point]Chad's President Idriss Deby is expected to arrive in Banjul this morning for a one-day visit. Analysts believe Deby and Jammeh will discuss bilateral cooperation on security matters in the region.

2014-12-16 Cost of Hunger in Chad to Be Revealed
[WFP]"The study will provide us with compelling evidence on the consequences of child undernutrition, as well as the justification to increase investment in nutrition and the potential economic returns if we are to take aggressive measures towards eliminating stunting," said General Director of Planning and Economic Cooperation Mbaiguedem Mbairo at the launch in early December.

2014-12-16 Chad Emerge Winners of 2014 Cemac Cup
[CAF]Chad won their first ever Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) title after beating Congo 3-2 in the final on Sunday, 14 December 2014 in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

2014-12-15 Boko Haram - Residents in Captured Borno Communities Pay Allegiance to Chadian Mercenaries
[Leadership]Chadian mercenaries hired by the Boko Haram sect have now taken over the administration of most communities seized by the insurgents in the northern part of Borno State where they, amongst other things, sit in court to adjudicate on communal disputes, escapee villagers have reported.

2014-12-12 My WFP Career - Zo's Moment of Magic
[WFP]Paul Anthem -When Programme Officer Zo Eorintany saw a young child alone and in tears while on assignment in eastern Chad, she rushed to take the girl, Sarah, into her arms. This is her WFP story.

2014-12-10 Chad's Foreign Minister - Algeria, Example to Follow in Counterterrorism
[Algerie Presse Service]Oran -Chad's Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat invited Tuesday, in Oran (432-km west of Algiers), African countries "to follow Algeria's example" in the fight against terrorism.

2014-12-09 Govt. Releases Chad-Bound Russian Plane Detained in Kano
[Premium Times]The Federal Government has ordered the release of the the Chad-bound Russian aircraft detained at the Aminu Kano Airport in Kano, hours after it said it was not in a hurry to let the aircraft go.

2014-12-09 List of Items On Board Detained Chad-Bound Russian Aircraft
[Premium Times]PREMIUM TIMES has obtained a manifest which lists the entire cargo on the Chad-bound Russian plane detained in Kano.

2014-12-09 Why We Detained, Released Chad-Bound Russian Plane - Nigerian Airforce
[Premium Times]The Nigerian Airforce on Monday explained why it detained and later released the Chad-bound Antonov 124 cargo Aircraft to the French Government.

2014-12-08 Govt Not in Hurry to Release Seized Plane
[Premium Times]The Nigerian government says it is not a hurry to release the Chad-bound Russian aircraft arrested in Nigeria despite France admitting that it owns the military hardware aboard the plane.

2014-12-07 Russia Disowns Chad-Bound, Arms-Laden Plane
[Premium Times]The Russian government has denied that the aircraft, filled with military hardware, arrested in Nigeria Saturday has any link with Russia.

2014-12-07 Govt Intercepts Weapons-Laden Russian Plane
[Daily Trust].The Federal Government last night ordered the detention of a Russian cargo plane impounded in Kano for conveying arms and combat helicopters.

2014-12-07 Chad-Bound Plane Detained By Nigeria Has 'Chopper, Ak-47s, Bullet Proof Vests'
[Premium Times]Abuja -A Russian airplane intercepted by Nigerian authorities Saturday on its way to neighbouring Chad, was transporting a large cache of AK47s and bullet proof vests, and other items, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported.

2014-12-08 Sheriff Washes Hands Off Detained Plane
[This Day]Former Governor of Borno state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Monday distanced himself from the arms-laden plane detained at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.

2014-12-08 Seized Antonov Aircraft - No Plans for Hurried Release
[This Day]Determined to get to the very roots of the seemingly intractable insurgency in parts of Northern Nigeria, the Nigerian security has vowed not to release the Antonov 124 Russian-made aircraft detained at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano until all investigations are concluded.

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