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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)

Chad Envoy Meets President

[The Herald]A special envoy from Chad Mr Thaisso Makaye and his delegation yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Mugabe at State House to deliver a special message from their President Idriss Deby. (AllAfrica)

Chad-Cameroon Border Demarcation On Course

[Cameroon Tribune]The fourth ad hoc session for identifying and demarcating the border between the two countries ended in Yaounde on July 23, 2014. (AllAfrica)

China Donates Over 6,000 Solar Kits to Chad

[Focac]N'djamena -China's ambassador to Chad Hu Zhiqiang on Monday donated to the Chadian government 6,180 solar kits worth 3 million U.S. dollars for domestic use, an official source has said. (AllAfrica)

Mouri Ogunbiyi and Ezekiel Ndouassel Land in Paris

[Africa Top Sports]Two days having helped the Squirrels to dominate Malawi (1-0) in first leg match of the last preliminary tour of the CAN on 2015, Mouri Ogunbiyi made a commitment on Tuesday with Paris FC, National club in France. The Beninese striker drops a division because he evolved in Nîmes in Ligue 2. (AllAfrica)

Darfur Refugees in Eastern Chad Close to Starving

[Radio Dabanga]Eastern Chad -Soaring prices and the reduction of food rations have forced a number of Darfuri refugees in the eastern Chad camps to break the fast with bread made of toxic mekheit seeds, and dig into ant hills in search for food. (AllAfrica)

Chad: HissA ne HabrA Trial to Cost Fcfa 5.5 Billion

A Special African Court sitting in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, is getting set to begin the trial of the former Chadian President, Hissne Habr, over alleged human rights abuses committed during his rule from 1982 to 1990.


No blaming refugees here! Amman drops 14 spots in list of most expensive cities

Amman has dropped 14 places from 89 to 103 in Mercer's 2014 Cost of Living Survey, which shows the most expensive expatriate destinations in the world.


Cameroon: Disturbing Digital Lateness

Since the completion of work on the Cameroon-Chad pipeline in 2004, an optical fibre backbone facility now exists in Cameroon with the possibility of some 12 landing points or terminals.


IOM Organizes Safe Return from Cameroon of Chadian Migrants Displaced from CAR

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 25, 2014/African Press Organization / - Thousands of Chadian migrants fleeing violence in the Central African Republic have been stranded in Cameroon since the beginning of 2014.


Central African Republic: 'Ceasefires Signed by Seleka Not Respected for Long'

Rebels in the Central African Republic were due to sign a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday .


Child Marriage - 20 Most Affected Countries

[Girls Not Brides]Child marriage is a truly global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Child brides can be found in every region in the world, from the Middle East to Latin America, South Asia to Europe. (AllAfrica)

Darfuri Refugees in Eastern Chad - Among World's Most Forgotten People, and Increasingly Abandoned

[SSNA][Note: This is the first of a series of briefs looking at the many aspects of ongoing catastrophe in Darfur and the western region of Sudan as a whole; over the coming weeks and months I will post sustained analyses of: (AllAfrica)

Hollande in Chad Ahead of Sahel Anti-Jihadi Base Launch

[RFI]French President François Hollande was in Chad on Saturday in a visit to prepare the launching of a new headquarters for French forces in the Sahel region. The Barkhane operation will consist of 3,000 troops and be operational on 1 August. (AllAfrica)

Melding science and tradition to tackle climate change

KISUMU 23 May 2014 (IRIN) - In the latest of several partnerships between tradition and modern science aimed at improving resilience to climate change, pastoralists and meteorologists in Tanzania are working together to produce weather forecasts better suited to farmers. (

Measles spreading in Chad amid weak vaccination coverage

DAKAR/N’DJAMENA 19 May 2014 (IRIN) - A measles outbreak that is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa is showing no sign of let-up as vaccine campaigners struggle to reach all at-risk children. (

Trading away West Africa’s hunger

DAKAR 20 March 2014 (IRIN) - Severe food shortages in the Sahel and West Africa are often the result of droughts and poor harvests. But inefficient intra-regional trade also places significant strain on food availability, exacerbating hunger. (

Senegal on the frontline of the battle with Big Tobacco

DAKAR 19 November 2013 (IRIN) - Djité Sekou, 32, smokes as he passes his nights guarding one of the many high-rise apartment buildings in Dakar, Senegal. It has been eight years since his first cigarette - a Monte Carlo from Morocco - and when money is available he goes through 20 to 30 per day. It is an addiction that can cost him up to a quarter of his monthly income. (

Move Over Tokyo: The World's Priciest Cities Are In Angola and Chad

Ask someone to guess the world's two most expensive cities and it's a safe bet that the capitals of Chad and Angola - two of Africa's more impoverished nations - won't leap to mind.


Darfur School Students in Eastern Chad Sit for Exams

[Radio Dabanga]Eastern Chad -On Monday, 4,276 Darfuri basic school students in the eastern Chad refugee camps, started with their final exams. Mohamed El Makki Abdallah Musharaf, basic school teacher at Gaga refugee camp, recounted to Radio Dabanga that the final exams for eighth grade refugee students in eastern Chad started on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Child Rights Being Violated in Conflict Situations With Total Impunity, Says UN Official

[UN News]The rights of children are being violated in conflict situations with total impunity, a United Nations official said today, as she presented a report on grave abuses committed against children in places such as Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and the Central African Republic (CAR). (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. (

CAR survivors endure squalid camp conditions in Chad

DOYABA/SIDDHO/BELOM/N’DJAMENA 08 May 2014 (IRIN) - Abdou Abdoullahi stands beside the drenched makeshift shelter he built with his family in Doyaba camp in southern Chad: a few flimsy cotton shawls stretched over thin branches twisted into a cone-shape. Ten metres away lies a fetid rubbish dump and seven latrines reeking of human excrement. (

Can Islamic law be an answer for humanitarians?

DUBAI 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - In the last decade, aid and advocacy agencies have increasingly tried to understand Islamic law in order to use its humanitarian provisions as tools of negotiation with armed groups in the Muslim world. While the approach has seen some successes, it also raises certain ethical dilemmas. (

Rough guide to Islamic rules of war

DUBAI 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - There is a renewed interest in translating classical texts about Islamic rules of war into English, adding to the increasing body of work on the intersections between Islam, international humanitarian law (IHL) and the protection of civilians. IRIN provides this study guide to get you started. (

Islamic law and the rules of war

DUBAI 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - Islamic law contains a rich, but complex set of rules on the protection of civilians which can be difficult to understand, given the range of sources and interpretations available. IRIN walks you through the basics. (

Jihadi jurisprudence? Militant interpretations of Islamic rules of war

DUBAI 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - Within extremist militant circles is a debate over acceptable behavior under the Islamic rules of war. This so-called “jihadi jurisprudence” is increasingly studied by humanitarians as practitioners seek to understand the degree to which there is room for even the most radical armed groups to be influenced in favour of the protection of civilians and aid workers. (

Humanitarian response gap grows in northern Nigeria

KANO 14 March 2014 (IRIN) - Humanitarian needs are mounting in northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram attacks have displaced 350,000 people since 2013, 290,000 of them internally; the rest are sheltering in Cameroon, Chad and Niger. But the national response is inadequate and the international response minimal due to access hurdles and political sensitivities. (

Exodus adds to CAR crisis

BANGUI 09 January 2014 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of people of Chadian origin are desparate to flee violence in the Central African Republic. Their sudden departure is bad news for both countries. (

Singapore ranked among priciest cities for expats as locals feel the pinch

In one of Asia's most modern and globalized cities, many locals are struggling to make ends meet.


France sets up anti-Islamist force

The French force based in Mali has officially wound up its work and will be replaced by the new operation France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups.