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Chad Makes Progress Through a 'Desert Sandstorm'

[allAfrica]On August 1, Chad obtained the approval of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to institute a three-year program under its Extended Credit Facility for about U.S. $122.4 million, with a first disbursement of about $20.4 million. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Army Frees 85 Boko Haram Hostages

[Cameroon Tribune]The Chadian military over the weekend freed 85 young Nigerian young men who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in Doron Baga community in Nigeria's Borno State, the French newspaper, Le Monde reported yesterday, August 17, 2014. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Troops Rescue Boko Haram Hostages

[VOA]Officials say security forces in Chad have rescued Nigerians who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Hostages 'Freed By Chadian Troops'

[Deutsche Welle]Chadian troops have reportedly freed several hostages captured by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria on August 10. However, a number still remain in captivity, according to authorities. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Troops Rescue 85 Nigerians From Boko Haram

[Daily Independent]Chadian troops have rescued around 85 Nigerians kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents last weekend from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast border, security and human rights sources said Saturday. (AllAfrica)

CAR - 'I Feel Neither Chadian Nor Central African and I Do Not Know Where to Go'

[MSF]Abdel Haffis is Muslim. He was born of a Chadian father and a Central African mother 40 years ago in the capital of CAR, Bangui, where he had lived all his life. Now, he waits along with his family in an IDP camp in Kabo - in the north of the country - for the reopening of the border with Chad to escape the violence and flee into a land he does not even know. (AllAfrica)

Obama Backs French Fight Against Militants

[RFI]US President Barack Obama directed nearly 7,500 million euros (10 million dollars) to bolster a major French counterterrorism mission in Africa's Sahel region. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Ambassador Bids Goodbye

[Cameroon Tribune]Outgoing Chadian Ambassador to Cameroon, Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao? has told the press that he is a happy man, going back to his country after spending seven years? two months in a country he describes as beautiful. He was speaking on Friday August 8, 2014? after a farewell audience with Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang? on behalf of the Head of State, Paul Biya. Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao was Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Cameroon for well over three years. (AllAfrica)

Obama Directs U.S. $10 million in Emergency Defense Spending to Fight Terrorists in Northern Africa


Magnificent Seven for Chad Le Clos in Glasgow

[SA Info]Chad le Clos claimed an individual bronze medal and added a further bronze as a member of the South African medley relay team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Tuesday evening. (AllAfrica)

Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization

NAIROBI 04 February 2014 (IRIN) - Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts. (

UN shifts approach to help Sahel’s 20 million hungry

DAKAR 03 February 2014 (IRIN) - Over 20 million people in the Sahel will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, up 8.7 million over the number of people in need in 2013, estimates the UN, which launched an ambitious three-year Sahel strategy today. (

Is Africa ready for GM?

KISUMU/KAMPALA 27 November 2013 (IRIN) - Even as food insecurity continues to afflict impoverished and disaster-affected populations around the continent, African policymakers and consumers remain deeply divided over the potential harms and benefits of genetically modified (GM) foods, which advocates say could greatly improve yields and nutrition. (

Rebel-held mine collapses in Central African Republic, killing 25

At least 25 people died when a gold mine collapsed near the Central African Republic town of Bambari, a spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels which run the mine said on Friday.


Chad: Chad Makes Progress Through a 'Desert Sandstorm'

On August 1, Chad obtained the approval of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund to institute a three-year program under its Extended Credit Facility for about U.S. $122.4 million, with a first disbursement of about $20.4 million.


Can President Obama Change African Dictators' Ways? Not Likely, Says Chadian Blogger

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Cameroon: Chadian Ambassador Bids Goodbye

Outgoing Chadian Ambassador to Cameroon, Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao? has told the press that he is a happy man, going back to his country after spending seven years? two months in a country he describes as beautiful.


Niger-Chad - Oil Pipeline Agreement Signed

[Cameroon Tribune]All is virtually set for Niger to begin exporting oil through Chad and Cameroon in 2016. This follows an agreement reached with Chad on the laying of a pipeline from Niger through its territory as a follow-up to an earlier accord with Cameroon for Niger crude oil to be exported at Kribi on the Atlantic coast through the current Chad-Cameroon pipeline run by COTCO. (AllAfrica)

National Assembly - Chadian Ambassador Bids Farewell

[Cameroon Tribune]The out-going Chadian Ambassador to Cameroon who also doubled as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao, has expressed joy at the hospitality of Cameroon and its people, referring to them as "loving." He told the press after bidding farewell to House Speaker, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, yesterday August 7, 2014 that his stay in Cameroon was full of delight and also beneficial. "The House Speaker wished me a happy return, and I expressed regret at leaving a dynamic and beautiful people," the (AllAfrica)

Nigerians Flee From Insurgent Attacks Into Chad

[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 5 August 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. (AllAfrica)

Desperate Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram Arriving On Deserted Island in Chad, UN Warns

[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency today sounded the alarm on behalf of the nearly 1,000 people who recently arrived in the uninhabited Chadian island of Choua after fleeing attacks by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Trails Nigerians to Chad, Kills Six

[Daily Trust]Maiduguri -Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect Monday crossed over to a village in Chad and killed six Nigerians who were taking refuge there. (AllAfrica)

WFP Chief Warns of Africa Food Shortages

[VOA]World Food Program (WFP) executive director Ertharin Cousin says food insecurity in Malakal, South Sudan is increasing as over a million homeless have fled the violence. (AllAfrica)

IMF Executive Board Approves New U.S.$122.4 Million ECF Arrangement for Chad

[IMF]The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for a total amount equivalent to SDR 79.92 million (about US$122.4 million), 120 percent of quota for Chad. The approval will enable the first disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 13.31 million (about US$20.4 million). (AllAfrica)

Donor support to Sahel "anaemic"

DAKAR 04 August 2014 (IRIN) - More donor support is needed to help close the US$1.5 billion funding gap in the Sahel this year and protect the livelihoods of the estimated 20.2 million people who are at risk of food insecurity. Only 30 percent of the $2.2 billion dollar appeal to fight hunger and malnutrition, and build resilience in the region has been met by donors as of July, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). (

Emir, PM congratulate Chad president

DOHA: HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani sent Monday a cable of congratulations to President of the Republic of Chad on the occasion of the anniversary of his country's Independence Day.


Greetings to President of Chad

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Saturday sent a message of greeting to Idriss Deby Itno, president and head of state of Chad, on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of its independence.


Chad withdraws Chinese exploration permits

Chad has decided to withdraw five exploration permits issued to a Chinese company and press charges in a row over a $1.2bn fine for environmental violations, the oil ministry has said.


ERHC Energy: Kenya Block 11A 2D Seismic Survey Completed

ERHC Energy Inc. , a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced the successful completion of a major 2D seismic acquisition program of Block 11A in the Republic of Kenya.


France Consolidates Military Might in Africa

[The Conversation]By Simon Jackson, University of Birmingham (AllAfrica)

Hissène Habré Trial to Cost Millions

[Cameroon Tribune]A Special African Court sitting in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, is getting set to begin the trial of the former Chadian President, Hissène Habré, over alleged human rights abuses committed during his rule from 1982 to 1990. But the cost of the trial is expected to be enormous, worth at least FCFA 5.5 billion, according to a recent release from the court. (AllAfrica)