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Orlando Bloom Says Children's Suffering in Lake Chad Region "Hard to Comprehend"

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Orlando Bloom, star of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Lord of the Rings" movies, said on Friday it was hard to grasp the scale of the suffering in Africa's Lake Chad region after visiting some of the children uprooted by years of conflict. (AllAfrica)

Lake Chad - Building Walls or Bridges?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In Nigeria and the Lake Chad region today, unbeknownst to the world, some 11 million people need emergency relief (AllAfrica)

Lake Chad Money, Oxfam-Goal Merger, and Serial Syria Talks - the Cheat Sheet

[IRIN] Every week, IRIN's team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on the humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed: (AllAfrica)

Cemac - President Idriss Deby Takes Over Presidency

[Cameroon Tribune] Cameroon's Prime Minister, Head of Government Philemon Yang represented President Paul Biya at the 13th Heads of State and Government summit of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) on February 17, 2017 in Djibloho, Equatorial Guinea. The Djibloho summit that came on the heels of the Yaounde extraordinary summit on December 23, 2016 was crowned with key resolutions contained in the final communiqué intended to further consolidate integration within the CEMAC zone and enhance so (AllAfrica)

FM Phones His Chadian Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, Monday made a phone call with his new Chadian counterpart, Hussein IbrahimTaha, during which he congratulated him for winning confidence of President Idris Debby, and affirmed his keenness to work with him to enhance the cooperation and coordination between the two countries on all the regional and international issues. (AllAfrica)

Homes Devoured by Flames in Darfur, Eastern Chad

[Radio Dabanga] Assalaya / Gireida / Goz Amer -Fires destroyed more than 100 houses and shelters in Darfur and eastern Chad over the weekend. On Sunday, a fire destroyed the full contents of 95 houses in Assalaya in East Darfur. (AllAfrica)

Who Is the New African Union Chief?

[ISS] The new AUC chairperson will focus on peace and security issues, but what about ensuring free and fair elections? (AllAfrica)

Hepatitis E Outbreak Kills 11, Threatens Hundreds More - NGO

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -MSF has recorded 70 cases of people suffering from hepatitis E, a liver disease that spreads through water contaminated with faeces (AllAfrica)

Chadian President Sends Message to President

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno sent a message to the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos. (AllAfrica)

Lake Chad - 'Countries Need to Recognize the Gravity of the Crisis'

[Deutsche Welle] The Lake Chad Basin crisis is now at a turning point. Boko Haram's attacks and military counter-offensives have displaced at least 2.3 million people. (AllAfrica)

How Kenya's Amina Lost to Chad's Mahamat in Race for AUC Chair

[East African] A last-minute change of the agenda and the refusal by Uganda, Djibouti and Burundi to vote for Kenya were Monday evening blamed for the defeat of Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed in the race to become chairperson of African Union Commission. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Loses AU Commission Chairmanship to Chad

[Capital FM] Addis Ababa -There were actual tears shed by the Kenyan delegation when it became clear that Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed would not become Chairperson of the African Union Commission. (AllAfrica)

Kenya's Amina Loses AU Chair to Chad Foreign Minister

[Citizen] Addis Ababa -Kenya has lost its bid to have one of its own as chairperson of the African Union Commission. (AllAfrica)

Chad's Mahamat to Chair AU Commission

[News24Wire] Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat is the next AU Commission chairperson. (AllAfrica)

Amina Loses African Union Commission Chair Vote to Chad's Mahamat

[Dalsan Radio] Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed has lost the election for African Union Commission chairperson to Chad's Moussa Mahamat. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Chad Seek U.S.$50 Billion to Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad

[Premium Times] Nigeria and Republic of Chad have called on the African Union, AU, and international donors to assist in raising $50 billion dollars for recharging of drying Lake Chad. (AllAfrica)

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat to Head AU Commission

[allAfrica] It is being reported that Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected the new AU Commission Chairperson. He won by 28 votes to Amina Mohamed of Kenya's 25. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria, Chad Seek $50 Billion Aid to Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad

[Leadership] Nigeria and the Republic of Chad are seeking a $50 billion aid for the recharging and refilling of the drying Lake Chad. (AllAfrica)

Assistant of President Hails Efforts of Qatar and Chad for Realizing Peace in Darfur

[SNA] Doha -Assistant of the President of the Republic, Musa Mohamed Ahmed, has hailed the efforts of Qatar and its Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, for boosting realization of peace in Sudan and sponsoring the peace negotiations for acieving peace in Darfur in the context of Doha Document for peace in Darfur. (AllAfrica)

SA, Chad Sign Bilateral Agreement On Aviation

[] Pretoria -South Africa and Chad have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) which is expected to bring opportunities that will grow the aviation industry in both countries. (AllAfrica)

Ghandour Receives Envoy of Chadian President

[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, on Sunday, received in his Office the Foreign Minister of and Envoy of Chadian President, Musa Faki Mohamed who is visiting the Country these days carrying a message from President of Chad, Idris Deby to President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir. (AllAfrica)

Sir Anerood Meets Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Chad

[Government of Mauritius] The Republic of Chad has solicited the support of the Republic of Mauritius regarding its candidature to chair the African Union (AU) Commission. (AllAfrica)

Humanitarian Crisis in Lake Chad Basin 'Growing in Dramatic Fashion,' Security Council Told

[UN News] Briefing the Security Council today, senior United Nations officials underlined the significant challenges and deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad Basin region, including in particular those posed by the militant group, Boko Haram, and urged for sustained support to national and regional security, political and humanitarian action. (AllAfrica)

French President Says Farewell to Africa

[Deutsche Welle] This weekend President Hollande attends his last Africa-France summit. On taking office, he pledged to break with 'Francafrique' but almost five years later the French footprint in Africa appears undiminished. (AllAfrica)

Habre Appeals Conviction, Life Sentence

[Al Jazeera] Lawyers for former Chadian president Hissene Habre have filed an appeal against his conviction for crimes against humanity, marking the final stage in a landmark case pursued by victims for more than 15 years. (AllAfrica)

Lake Chad Most Neglected Crisis Despite Hunger On 'Epic Scale'

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -For out and out human suffering and almost zero media coverage, the food crisis sparked by Boko Haram in Nigeria and Niger was the pits, but Yemen shames us all (AllAfrica)

Interview With Mme Zara Al-Fadil - Head of Health Facility Mailao (Chad)

[Malaria Consortium] This year marks the end of SMC implementation in seven countries across the Sahel through the ACCESS-SMC project, funded by UNITAID. During the past two years Mme Zara Al-Fail, head of a health facility in Mailao, has witnessed first hand the impact the scale up of SMC has had. To mark this occasion and give our readers a different perspective, we sat down with midwife Zara Al-Fadil to interview her on her thoughts about SMC. (AllAfrica)

Defence Minister Visits Chadian President

[Premium Times] The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has appealed to President Idris Deby of Chad to call on all those who pledged financial and material support to Lake Chad Basin Commission to fulfill their promise. (AllAfrica)

Appeal to Support Thousands Displaced in Lake Chad Basin

[UN News] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, launched today a multi-million dollar inter-agency appeal to provide support to nearly 500,000 people who have been affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, including those in Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, as well as Nigerian refugees. (AllAfrica)

Chad Police Close Radio Station, Detain Manager

[CPJ] Police in Kelo some 400 kilometres (249 miles) south of the capital N'Djamena, on November 14, 2016, arrested Edmond Oueidigue Kandi, the manager of the community radio station Radio Bargadje, and ordered the station closed, Kandi told the Committee to Protect Journalists. According to Kandi and media reports, local administrative authorities ordered the station closed and the journalist's arrest in response to Radio Bargadje's November 10 reporting on violence between herders and farmers over land use in (AllAfrica)

Receding Lake Chad Gets $1.8million Lifeline

[Guardian] Maiduguri -To improve livelihoods of about 40 million people living around the Lake Chad basin, Governments of Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese firm, Powerchina International Group Limited to transfer water from the Congo Basin into the receding Lake Chad. (AllAfrica)