Violence Around Lake Chad is Leading Nowhere - Just Deepening Divides
[Guardian Network] The male recovery ward in the hospital is all in blue: blue sheets, pillows, curtains. Outside, the temperature hovers around 40 degrees: inside, large fans keep the air moving. All the beds are occupied by adults -- except one. Eight-year-old Abba is the exception.
FAO Boosts Support in Lake Chad Basin to Safeguard Agricultural Livelihoods
[UN News] The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today it is providing agricultural and livelihood assistance to affected host communities and displaced people in the Lake Chad Basin as a result of massive population displacements and insecurity that are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk.
The HabrĂ© Case and Access to Justice
[Daily Maverick] On 30 May 2016, HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ©, the former President of Chad, was convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape, forced sexual slavery and kidnapping by the Extraordinary Chambers of the African Union, sitting in Dakar, Senegal.
Breaking the Silence to Convict a Dictator
[HRW] N'djamĂ©na -Sitting cross-legged on a mat in her modest home in the capital of Chad, as a fan whirled noisily to stave off the 105 degree heat, Khadidja Hassan Zidane described what it was like finally to testify in court against the man who raped her 30 years ago.
Boko Haram - Insurgents Flee Lake Chad Axis Under Massive JNTF Pounding
[Vanguard] The Multi-national Joint Task force for the Lake Chad Basin Commission, comprising troops from Nigeria and its North East neighbours, said yesterday that the firepower of Operation Lafiya Dole had caused massive movement of Boko Haram Terrorists escaping from Sambisa Forest into Northern Borno State border with Niger Republic and Lake Chad Islands.
Luanda Second Most Expensive City in the World
[Mercer] Johannesburg drops fourteen places and Cape Town eight compared to 2015 survey
Victims Bring a Dictator to Justice
[HRW] A special court in Senegal convicted HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ©, the former president of Chad, for atrocity crimes on May 30, and sentenced him to life in prison. It was the first time that the courts of one country had prosecuted the former ruler of another for alleged human rights crimes. It was also the first time in a human rights trial that a former ruler was found to have personally committed rape.
Question Over Deployment of Troops From Chad in Wake of Attack in Niger
[Deutsche Welle] Boko Haram has claimed another deadly attack in Niger which killed several police officers. Troops from Chad remain in Nigeria and have not been deployed to Niger, according to the Interior Minister.
Explosion in Eastern Chad Kills Sudanese Refugee
[Radio Dabanga] Eastern Chad -The explosion of a grenade killed a young man in Goz Beida camp for Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad on Saturday.
This Is What the Conviction of Chad's Former Dictator Means for African Human Rights
[HRW] The breakthrough for many victims of atrocities committed under the former Chadian dictator HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ© came on May 30 in Dakar, Senegal.
Habre's Lawyers Appeal Life Sentence
[Deutsche Welle] Lawyers of Hissene Habre have appealed the life sentence of the former Chadian dictator. Last month, a special court sentenced Habre to life imprisonment for war crimes, crimes against humanity and sex crimes.
World Bank Project Will Boost Quality of Education in EAC
[New Times] The World Bank Board has approved a mega project meant to strengthen selected higher institutions of learning in Eastern and Southern Africa to deliver quality postgraduate education and build collaborative research capacity in priority areas.
Lawyers Appeal Ex-Chad Ruler Habre's Life Sentence
[Al Jazeera] Court-appointed lawyers for former Chadian military ruler Hissene Habre said they have appealed his life sentence for war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture and sexual slavery handed down by a special court in Dakar last month.
Minister of Federal Government Chairs Meeting On Sudanese-Chadian Borders Conference
[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Federal Government, Dr Faisal Hassan Ibrahim chaired , Monday meeting of the High and Subcommittee of Borders Conference between Sudan and Chad where minute of the first meeting was approved.
How Africans Rate Govt Action on Extremists
[Afrobarometer] Nairobi -Two new reports from Afrobarometer explore citizens' perceptions of violent extremism and counter-extremism efforts in "hotspot" regions of Africa.
Refugees in Chad Must Adapt or Starve
[IRIN] Goz Beida -How the needs of more than 300,000 Darfuris are neglected by the aid system
Chad Deploys Troops in Niger
[Cameroon Tribune] The alliance between Niger and Chad in eradicating the cross-border terrorist group Boko Haram has once more entered its effective implementation phase as over 2,000 troops from Chad are in Niger for an onslaught against Boko Haram fighters in the south eastern border locality of Bosso. Mail Online cited military sources of saying on Wednesday that the "heavily armed" soldiers will "search everywhere for Boko Haram."
Chad Sends 2,000 Troops to Niger to Fight Boko Haram
[Deutsche Welle] Tens of thousands have fled violence in Bosso, where government forces are fighting Boko Haram. Chadian military sources said their troops will rendezvous with Nigerien forces before engaging the militant group.
Chad Deploys 2,000 Soldiers to Troubled Niger
[Al Jazeera] About 2,000 troops from Chad have arrived in Niger, where Boko Haram fighters have inflicted losses and displaced tens of thousands in the country's southeast, the Reuters news agency has reported.
African Trial of Dictator HabrĂ© a Landmark Against Impunity
[The Conversation Africa] The sentencing in Senegal of the former Chadian dictator HissĂ¨ne HabrĂ©, to life in prison, was a landmark judgment in African - and potentially global - justice.