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Chad Military Arrests Top Boko Haram Leader in N'djamena

[Independent (Lagos)] A Chadian Public Prosecutor, Alghassim Khamis, said on Tuesday that a leader of the Boko Haram sect, Baana Fanay, who has been coordinating trafficking of weapons in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad was arrested on Sunday in N'Djamena. (AllAfrica)


Chad Arrests Boko Haram Leader in N'djamena

[This Day] A Chadian Public Prosecutor, Alghassim Khamis, said yesterday that one of the key Boko Haram leaders, Baana Fanay, who has been coordinating trafficking of weapons in Nigeria, Cameroun and Chad was arrested on Sunday in N'Djamena, the capital of Niger Republic. Khamis said Fanay, alias Mahamat Moustapha, was arrested by security forces after a fierce resistance, reported AFP. (AllAfrica)


Officers Killed in Raid On 'Boko Haram Hideout'

[Al Jazeera] Several suspected Boko Haram fighters have blown themselves up during a police raid in N'Djamena, Chad's capital, killing five officers and six of the fighters, police and government officials have said. (AllAfrica)


Suicide Bombing Kills 11 in Chad's Capital

[News24Wire] A suicide bombing on Monday killed 11 people in the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, a police official said. (AllAfrica)


RFI Reporter Assaulted in Chad, Then Expelled

[CPJ] Abuja -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Chadian authorities' ejection this week of a French journalist. Laurent Correau, reporter for Radio France Internationale, was assaulted by police alongside an international human rights defender before being expelled, according to news reports. (AllAfrica)


Chad Arrests 60 Suspected Militants After Suicide Bomb Attack

[Vanguard] Alghassim Khamis, the Chief Prosecutor of the Central African Nation, on Monday said ?security forces in Chad, had arrested 60 suspected militants and dismantled a cell responsible for two suicide bomb attacks in N'djamena on June 15. He said the two coordinated bomb at the police offices in N'Djamena, killed 34 people, including four suspected Boko Haram militants, and injured dozens. (AllAfrica)


Chad Claims Deported RFI Reporter Was Working Illegally

[RFI] Chad has claimed that it deported RFI reporter Laurent Correau for working illegally in the country, following protests by RFI management and condemnation by the French government. (AllAfrica)


RFI Reporter Thrown Out of Chad

[RFI] RFI reporter Laurent Correau has been thrown out of Chad after being picked up at his hotel by two police officers, who struck and Human Rights Watch spokesperson Reed Brody before escorting Correau to the airport. (AllAfrica)


Niger, Chad Begin Verification of Cargo Transit Through Nigeria

[Guardian] AHEAD of cargo transit through Nigerian ports, Niger Republic and Chad have concluded plans to commence assets verifications in August, this year. (AllAfrica)


After Ebola: What next for West Africa’s health systems

NAIROBI 26 January 2015 (IRIN) - As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak. (irinnews.org)


Cameroon border towns no safe haven for Nigerian refugees

MAROUA (CAMEROON) 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram violence at home and seeking refuge in Cameroon border towns are still not safe. (irinnews.org)


Nigeria: Women, Girls Trained as Suicide Bombers in 'Rehabilitation'

The office of the National Security Adviser yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari, that no fewer than 22 women and girls, recruited as suicide bombers by the Boko Haram sect and another 47 former sect members were now undergoing rehabilitation after voluntarily embracing a de-radicalization programme of the office under the Countering Violent Extremism programme. According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, one of the objectives of the CVE is to reform terrorists and prevent others from joining terrorist organisations and violent sects.

(Topix.net)


U.S. seeks $34 mln for Griffiths Energy bribe scheme of Chad diplomat

The United States is seeking to recover $34 million, the cash value of shares Griffiths Energy used to bribe Republic of Chad's former ambassador to the United States and Canada, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The Canadian energy company pleaded guilty to bribing Chad diplomat Mahamoud Adam Bechir, 50, in court in Canada in 2013, the department said.

(Topix.net)


Chad arrests local Boko Haram leader in N'Djamena

One of the key Boko Haram leaders, Baana Fanay alias Mahamat Moustapha, who has been coordinating trafficking of weapons between Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad was arrested on Sunday in N'Djamena, the Chadian capital, the country's Public Prosecutor Alghassim Khamis said Monday. "The security forces arrested him after a fierce resistance," Khamis said, adding that "Baana Fanay who was arrested with two other terrorists, was responsible for the purchase of weapons and recruitment of fighters for Nigeria's islamist sect Boko Haram."

(Topix.net)


Terrorist Attack Appears Probable

If preventing a terrorist attack in the United States is a matter of connecting the dots, Americans have plenty to fear with the Independence Day holiday just days away. Deadly "dots" have appeared in at least six other countries during the past few days.

(Topix.net)


Suicide bombings hit Chad's capital, kill 11, witnesses say

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(Topix.net)


Police arrest 60 for bombing in Chad capital

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(Topix.net)


With growth stunted, waning patience in Chad for cost of Boko Haram fight

An estimated one-third of government spending goes towards Chad's vaunted army, a dependable regional policeman and the pride of the people. But a taste of stability, and oil money, has Chadians wanting more.

(Topix.net)


Sudan, Chad, and the Central African Republic

The conflict in Sudan's Darfur region increasingly threatens two neighboring countries-Chad and the Central African Republic. The Sudanese government and rebel groups signed a peace agreement in May, but violence in Darfur has escalated since then.

(Topix.net)


'Crushing Boko Haram Will Remain A Priority Of My Govt'

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolence to the President and people of the Republic of Chad on the twin suicide bombings, which took place in N'Djamena, the country's capital on Monday. The attack at the country's police headquarters, which killed 23 people, mostly cadets, who were graduating from the police academy and wounded more than 100, has been blamed on Boko Haram.

(Topix.net)


Press Releases: June 15 Terrorist Attacks in Chad and Nigeria

The United States condemns in the strongest terms Monday's terrorist attacks in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena and in Nigeria. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims who were killed in the attack.

(Topix.net)


ECOWAS condoles with Chad over Boko Haram attack

ECOWAS on Wednesday expressed its sympathy and solidarity with Chad over Boko Haram attack in N'djamena which reportedly left 20 people dead and properties destroyed in the country. In a statement, the President of ECOWAS Commission, Kadre Quedraogo, said the regional body remained supportive of the fight against terrorism.

(Topix.net)


Darfuri Refugees in Chad 'Reassured' By Court Ruling for Bashir's Arrest

[SALC] Refugees in eastern Chad spoke to Radio Dabanga about their disappointment that President Omar Al Bashir was not arrested by the South African authorities, and managed to flee the country on Monday from the court hearing. They added their voice to those of the displaced people in Darfur, who said they are grateful for the ruling by the Pretoria High Court. The refugees feel once again reassured that the international justice stands by their side. (AllAfrica)


Govt Ban On Islamic Veil After Attacks Divides Muslims

[Capital FM] N'djamena -Chad's decision to ban women from wearing the Islamic veil, which came two days after bloody suicide bombings hit the capital, has divided Muslims but the government defends it as part of an anti terror strategy. (AllAfrica)


Sudanese Journalists Union Signs Agreement With Its Chadian Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudanese Journalists Union on Thursday signed an agreement on cooperation in the fields of training and capacity building as well as exchange of expertise with its Chadian counterpart. (AllAfrica)


Chad Retaliates After Boko Haram Attack

[Deutsche Welle] Chadian warplanes hit Boko Haram bases inside Nigerian territory to avenge the killing of its citizens. Chad also banned the wearing of the full Muslim veil as the holy month of Ramadan begins. (AllAfrica)


Food Delayed in Bredjing Camp for Darfur in East Chad

[Radio Dabanga] Brejing -The Sudanese refugees in the camps of eastern Chad are complaining about the reduction of food rations, high food prices and consumer goods at the start of the holy month of Ramadan. (AllAfrica)


Chadian Warplanes Bomb Boko Haram After Attacks

[Guardian] CHAD said yesterday its warplanes bombed Boko Haram positions in neighbouring Nigeria to avenge twin suicide bombings in the capital this week blamed on the jihadists. (AllAfrica)


Chad Announces Arrests of Foreigners Following Boko Haram Attacks

[Guardian] Chadian Prime Minister, Kalzeube Deubet, on Friday, said that following the recent Boko Haram attack in two suicide blasts in the capital, N'Djamena, which killed 37 people, government would commence rounding up of foreigners in that country. (AllAfrica)


Boko Haram - Chad Moves to Arrest Foreigners

[Guardian] CHADIAN Prime Minister, Kalzeube Deubet, yesterday said that following the recent Boko Haram attack in two suicide blasts in the capital, N'Djamena, which killed 37 people, government would commence rounding up of foreigners in that country. (AllAfrica)


New thinking needed on food aid for refugees in Africa

JOHANNESBURG 07 July 2014 (IRIN) - The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched an urgent appeal to address a funding shortfall that has already resulted in food ration cuts for a third of all African refugees. As of mid-June, nearly 800,000 refugees in 22 African countries have seen their monthly food allocations reduced, most of them by more than half. (irinnews.org)