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2016-04-29 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?

2016-04-28 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.

2016-04-26 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.

2016-04-26 Military Narrows Down Location of Chibok Girls to Sambisa Forest, Chad-Niger Border
[This Day] Abuja -The Nigerian military has once again confirmed the possibility that most of the over 200 girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists in 2014 are alive and allegedly kept in two locations in the North-east.

2016-04-22 U.S. 'Training Forces' to Fight Boko Haram
[Deutsche Welle] The US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has pledged support to countries involved in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists. Power made the statement while in Nigeria, having visited Chad and Cameroon.

2016-04-22 Election Commission Declares Fifth Term for Deby
[Deutsche Welle] Chad's president, Idriss Deby, has won a fifth term, according to the nation's Electoral Commission. It reported that Deby took 61.5 percent of the vote, with opposition leader Saleh Kebzaho second on 12.8 percent.

2016-04-22 Deby Wins Amid Fraud Allegations
[VOA] Chadian President Idriss Deby secured his fifth term in office Thursday, beating out more than a dozen opponents in a landslide victory. But opposition leaders are accusing him of voter fraud.

2016-04-21 Switch Off the Lights, We're Voting
[ISS] Cameroonian journalist Richard Onanena's recent trip to neighbouring Chad to cover the first round of elections on 10 April was a harrowing experience. Due to the restrictions on communications imposed by the government, he was unable to send messages or reach his colleagues at the BBC Africa service's headquarters in Dakar.

2016-04-20 Members of Military 'Disappear' Before Election Results
[Deutsche Welle] More than 40 members of the Chadian security forces have gone missing since the presidential elections on April 10. The country is bracing itself for the outcome of the poll.

2016-04-20 US Ambassador to UN Pledges U.S.$40 Million to Aid Lake Chad Region
[VOA] The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, says the United States will provide nearly $40 million in new humanitarian assistance for nations in Africa's Lake Chad region, to provide aid to people whose lives have been affected by Boko Haram violence.

2016-04-19 French Writer, Déby Critic Thrown Out of Chad On Entry
[RFI] A French writer has been thrown out of Chad after being detained on arrival at N'Djamena. Thomas Dietrich, who criticised President Idriss Déby Itno on social media before his departure, claimed he was beaten up and deprived of his mobile phone and money while in detention.

2016-04-14 U.S. Releases U.S.$240 Million Humanitarian Assistance for Lake Chad IDPs
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The U.S. Government on Wednesday announced the delivering of about $240million (about N76.8billion) as development and humanitarian assistance to displaced persons across the Lake Chad Basin.

2016-04-13 Hassabo Hands Chadian President Written Message From President Al-Bashir
[SNA] Ndjamena -Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, has handed the Chadian President, Idris Deby, a written message from the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, dealing with the continuous coordination and consultation between the leadership in the two countries.

2016-04-12 African Countries and Development Partners Commit to Advancing the Demographic Dividend
[UNFPA in WCA] African Countries and Development Partners Commit to Advancing the Demographic Dividend during event hosted by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with the Embassies of the Republic of Chad and the Republic of Guinea for diplomatic missions to the African Union.

2016-04-12 Minister Laments Shrinking of Lake Chad, Calls for Urgent Intervention
[Leadership] The minister of water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, has raised the alarm over the shrinking of the of the Lake Chad Basin, as a result of climate change and human demand for water.

2016-04-10 Voting Underway in Crucial Chad Elections
[Deutsche Welle] Voting has begun in Chad, as authoritarian ruler Idriss Deby seeks to extend his 26-year rule. The elections are deemed crucial for the stability of the country, backed by the West in a war against Islamists.

2016-04-11 Terrorism - Chad's Reluctance to Man Border Worries Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -The Nigerian military authorities have said the planned establishment of a naval command post in the Lake Chad region was to check-mate the influx of Boko Haram terrorists from the contiguous boundary with Chad and Niger Republic.

2016-04-10 Nation Votes With Longtime Leader Deby Seeking Fifth Term
[Al Jazeera] Chadians were voting on Sunday in a presidential election as the incumbent, Idriss Deby, sought a fifth term in office.

2016-04-09 West Protects Idriss Déby for 'Strategic Reasons'
[ISS] On 10 April, voters in Chad will be asked whether they want 65-year-old Idriss Déby to be their president for a fifth term.

2016-04-09 President Idriss Deby Unwilling to Quit
[Deutsche Welle] Idriss Deby, Chad's authoritarian ruler, is seeking re-election. In the West, he is viewed as a key ally in the fight against Islamist militants, but opposition to his regime in the Central African nation is growing.

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