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Lake Chad Conflict - Alarming Surge in Number of Children Used in Boko Haram Bomb Attacks This Year - Unicef

[Unicef] Dakar/New York/Geneva -The number of children used in 'suicide' attacks in the Lake Chad conflict has surged to 27 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to nine over the same period last year, UNICEF said in a new report released today. (AllAfrica)


To Plant Seeds and Cultivate Peace in the Lake Chad Basin

[Guardian] In the two decades before 2015, West Africa made notable strides in reducing hunger, reducing the number of hungry people by more than 60 per cent, well ahead of its Millennium Development Goal pledge. (AllAfrica)


Chad Refugees in Darfur Reject Voluntary Return

[Radio Dabanga] Um Shalaya -Refugees from Chad living in Azum in Central Darfur refuse to return voluntarily to Chad. (AllAfrica)


Lake Chad's Displaced Threatened By Looming U.S. Budget Cuts to Food Aid

[RFI] At Bibi village, home to internally displaced Chadians who fled Islamist militants Boko Haram, people are gathered near a large truck, where men offload boxes and sacks of food. Inhabitants of the straw-hut village near the shore of Lake Chad are picking up their monthly food rations from the World Food Programme (WFP). But a large part of the food aid for these people could be thrown into jeopardy if proposed US budget cuts are carried out. (AllAfrica)


Tears, Fears and Frustration in the Life of Nigerians in Lake Chad Refugee Camp

[RFI] For Nigerians who fled across Lake Chad to the safety of Chad two years ago after a string of Boko Haram attacks in Borno state, life remains difficult. Although the Lake Chad region has recently remained calm, stringent security measures continue to be observed. Some people are still hoping to find loved ones lost in the scramble to flee the Islamist militants, while others are anxious to provide for themselves. (AllAfrica)


Central Darfur-Chad Border Open Again

[Radio Dabanga] Um Dukhun -The Chad-Sudan border in the area of Um Dukhun town in Central Darfur, closed on Friday, was opened again on Sunday. (AllAfrica)


Sudan-Chad Forces Move in As Abducted Frenchman Sighted in West Darfur

[Radio Dabanga] West Darfur -A French national kidnapped by Sudanese militiamen from Goz Beida, south of Abeche in Chad last week has been sighted in West Darfur. A joint Sudanese-Chadian force has surrounded the area. (AllAfrica)


Ibrahim Mahmoud and Deputy Secretary General of Chadian National Salvation Movement Discuss Bilateral Relations

[SNA] Khartoum -Assistant of the President of the Republic and Deputy Chairman of the National Congress for the Party's Affairs, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, Thursday received Deputy Secretary General of the Chadian National Salvation Movement, Dr. Zakaria Mohamed Salih, progress of the relations between the two parties, ways of consolidating them as well as the coordination between them in the coming period. (AllAfrica)


Buhari Approves Establishment of Naval Base in Lake Chad to Boost Security

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of an operational base for the Nigeria Navy in the Lake Chad with the intention to boost security in the strategic zone. (AllAfrica)


Buhari Approves Establishment of Naval Base in Lake Chad

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of an operational base for the Nigeria Navy in the Lake Chad with the intention to boost security in the strategic zone. (AllAfrica)


Chadian Forces Killed in Central Darfur

[Radio Dabanga] Um Dukhun / Abeche -Sudanese militants attacked a Chadian commissioner and killed two of his bodyguards in Sudanese territory on Friday, following the disarmament of Chadian forces. A French national has been kidnapped in Chad and reportedly taken to Sudan. (AllAfrica)


Sudan Works With Chad, France to Find Kidnapped Frenchman

[RFI] Sudanese security agents have launched a search for a Frenchman who was kidnapped in neighbouring Chad on Thursday. Officials in Khartoum say this follows Chadian Security Minister Ahmat Mahamat Bachir's announcement oin Friday that the man, who works for a mining company, had been taken to their country. (AllAfrica)


Second Fair for Sudanese Products in Ndjamena Opened

[SNA] Khartoum -The Second Exhibition of Sudanese Products inaugurated, Sunday, in Ndjamena , Chad, with participation of a number of Sudanese companies. (AllAfrica)


Foreign Minister - Sudan Follows Up Conditions of French Hostage Via Contacts With Authorities in Chad and France

[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, has affirmed Sudan concern with the issue of the French hostage, indicating that Sudan remained following up the issue of the French hostage through the coordination with the Chadian authorities, within the context of the joint Sudanese - Chadian Forces and also via contacts with the French authorities and intelligence for the sake of release of the hostage. (AllAfrica)


Journalists in Hiding After Threats

[CPJ] Abuja -Chadian domestic intelligence officers should cease harassing and attempting to intimidate journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists have gone into hiding following harassment from National Security Agency (ANS) officers in recent weeks, and another was detained and forced to apologize for his work. (AllAfrica)


Le Pen Visit to Chad Causes Outcry

[Deutsche Welle] The French far-right presidential candidate has positioned herself as a champion of African sovereignty. But her visit to the French military base in N'Djamena was condemned by some local politicians. (AllAfrica)


Moment of Truth for Chadian Dictator Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity

[The Conversation Africa] On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison. (AllAfrica)


French National Kidnapped in Chad

[RFI] A French national was kidnapped on Thursday in eastern Chad, a French military source and a Chadian security source said. (AllAfrica)


The Hidden Opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin Crisis

[ISS] While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that. (AllAfrica)


Chad - Cave Paintings Defaced

[Cameroon Tribune] Chad's culture minister says that ancient cave paintings at a world heritage site have been defaced. Mahamat Saleh Haroun told the AFP news agency that unknown vandals had scrawled over the 4000-year-old depictions of animals and people that decorate the sandstone caves of the Ennedi Plateau in the north-east of the country. When Mr Haroun became culture minister in February, he said one of his aims was to promote the country's tourist sites. The natural and cultural landscape of the Ennedi Massif was decl (AllAfrica)


Who Is New AU Head and What Does He Stand For?

[Deutsche Welle] New African Union Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat officially takes up his post on Tuesday. But who is Faki and what does he stand for? (AllAfrica)


Sudanese Chadian Talks On Transports, Roads and Infrastructures Issue Recommendations

[SNA] Khartoum -The Joint Sudanese Chadian talks on Transport, Roads, Bridges and Infrastructures, issued their recommendations on Sunday, calling for a convening of the joint Technical Committee in a month's time, and a preparations of a feasibility study by know how house for construction of railway line linking Nyala of Sudan to Adre of Chad. (AllAfrica)


Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures

[ICG] Since 2015, the conflict between Chad's armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate demobilised militants. (AllAfrica)


'Holistic Thinking' Needed for Peace, Development in Lake Chad Region - Deputy UN Chief Mohammed

[UN News] Highlighting the multifaceted nature of the crisis in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, the deputy United Nations chief underlined the need for a holistic approach that includes responding to the Boko Haram as well as closing the gap between humanitarian assistance and development interventions. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria Did Not Pledge $1 Billion to Recharge Lake Chad - Minister

[Premium Times] The Federal Government says it did not pledge $1 billion for recharging of Lake Chad or humanitarian assistance to the region contrary to claims by the UN Security Council, UNSC. (AllAfrica)


Chad Journalists in Hiding After Threats

[PR Newswire] New York -Chadian domestic intelligence officers should cease harassing and attempting to intimidate journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists have gone into hiding following harassment from National Security Agency (ANS) officers in recent weeks, and another was detained and forced to apologize for his work. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria, Lake Chad Region Porous Borders Pose Threats to Security, Lives

[Vanguard] The Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor has said that the greatest challenge of troops before now is the porosity of borders between the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon and in Lake Chad region. (AllAfrica)


Humanitarian Crisis in Lake Chad Basin - UN Security Council Promises Continued Support

[Cameroon Tribune] The visiting delegation proffered solutions during a working session with President Paul Biya at the State House on Friday March 3, 2017 (AllAfrica)


Donors Meeting in Oslo Pledge Aid to Crisis Hit Lake Chad Region

[Deutsche Welle] Donors at a one-day conference have pledged a third of the UN's humanitarian appeal for the Lake Chad region. More than half of the region's population are in need of humanitarian aid. (AllAfrica)


Lake Chad Basin - World's Most Neglected Crisis Rages On

[Al Jazeera] On Friday, February 24, the countries of the Lake Chad region - Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, donor governments such as Norway and Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, and international organisations are gathering for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region. (AllAfrica)


Germany Backs $1.5 Billion Aid Call for Lake Chad Region

[Deutsche Welle] A new funding appeal for the Lake Chad region is to be launched at an international donors' conference in Oslo on Friday. Two million people have been displaced and many more are trapped in a humanitarian crisis. (AllAfrica)