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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)

Ibrahim Mahmud Lauds Sudanese-Chadian Relations

[SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of the President of the Republic, the Deputy Chairman of the National Congress, Engineer, Ibrahim Mahmud Hammed has lauded the developed relations between Sudan and Chad, calling for more promoting for these ties at different levels. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Premier Brings Special Message to Angolan President

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké is in Luanda since Wednesday to deliver a special message from President Tchadiano, Idriss Déby Itno, to his Angolan counterpart José Eduardo dos Santos. (AllAfrica)

Darfuri Refugees Return From Chad to West Darfur

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reports in its latest bulletin that about 1,250 people reportedly returned from Chad to Habila locality. Crop production in Sudan is expected to be at above-average levels. The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has signed an Action Plan with the UN to prevent the use of children in conflict. On 27 November, a 16-day campaign was launched in Khartoum with the aim to eliminate violence against women in Sudan. In Octobe (AllAfrica)

Idriss Deby, Chad, Tanzania and AU

[Daily News] On Saturday, January 30, 2016, the African Union (AU) heads of state elected Chadian President Idriss Deby new union's Chair to replace the outgoing Chair, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Almost Half of Refugees in Chad Going Hungry After Aid Cuts, Poor Harvests - UN

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Since 2014 most refugees have received about 40 percent of the daily 2,100 kilocalories recommended (AllAfrica)

Zambia, Chad Leaders in Dar On State Visits

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli yesterday received two Heads of State who are in the country on official visists. (AllAfrica)

Zambia's Lungu and Chad's Deby Visit Magufuli

[Daily News] President John Magufuli yesterday received his Chad and Zambian counterparts who arrived in the country for working and state visits, respectively. (AllAfrica)

The World Must Not Forget Chad's Refugees, UN Agencies Warn

[WFP] Chad's camps host nearly 400,000 refugees: some 310,000 people from Sudan's Darfur region in the east, and another 70,000 from the Central African Republic (CAR) in the south. The CAR refugees have been coming in waves since 2002; the Sudanese have been displaced for more than a decade. For the past few years, the Lake Chad region has separately hosted some 5,000 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram's violence. More than 100,000 internally displaced people live at makeshift sites. Some 5,000 urban refugees are liv (AllAfrica)

2017 Famine - Libya, Algeria, Niger, Chad Rush Nigerian Grains

[Vanguard] A member of the House of Representatives Danburan Abubakar Nuhu yesterday lamented that neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad, Libya and Algeria have invaded markets in the country buying up grains in anticipation of famine next year. (AllAfrica)

Deby Appreciates President Al-Bashir Efforts On Issue of South Sudan State

[SNA] Malabo -The President of Chad and current Chairman of African Union, Idris Deby commended efforts being exerted by President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir to solve the South Sudan crisis. (AllAfrica)

Hassabo - Joint Forces Experiment Is Model of Cooperation Between Sudan, Chad and CAR

[SNA] Um-Dafog, South Darfur State -Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, has appreciated the experiment of the joint forces between Sudan, Chad and the Central African Republic and considered it a good model of the cooperation between the three countries in keeping security and stability. (AllAfrica)

Chad to Host the First Panafrican Summit on Digital Economy and Sustainable Growth in 2017

[ASCIS] His Excellency Mr. Idriss Déby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, President-in-Office of the African Union on Friday, 18 November 2016, gave his agreement to hold the 1st Pan-African Summit on the Digital Economy and Sustainable Growth in N'djamena in 2017. According to the press release of the secretariat of the African Civil Society on the Information Society ACSIS-SCASI, this announcement was made during the audience that President Déby granted to Dr. Cissé Kane, ACSIS Preside (AllAfrica)

Darfuri Refugees in Chad Concerned About Food Rations, Striking Teachers

[Radio Dabanga] Djabal Refugee Camp -The residents of the Djabal refugee camp in eastern Chad have voiced concern about new UN World Food Programme (WPF) food distribution plans. The camp's school teachers embarked on a strike on Sunday, in protest against the delayed payment of their salaries. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Minister of Public Security Voices Country's Desire to Reinforce Ties With Algeria

[Algerie Presse Service] Chadian Minister of Public Security and Immigration Ahmat Mahamat Bachir on Monday in Algiers voiced his country's willingness to reinforce its ties with Algeria. (AllAfrica)

Ruto Woos Chad's Deby to Back Amina's AU Bid

[Nation] Kenya on Monday sought the backing of Chad for Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohammed's bid to be African Union Commission chairperson. (AllAfrica)

DP Ruto Takes Amina AU Campaign to Chad

[Capital FM] N'djamena -Kenya on Tuesday sought the support of President Idriss Deby of Chad for the candidature of Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed as the chairperson of the African Union Commission. (AllAfrica)

Troops Rescue 85 Women, Children in Lake Chad

[Leadership] Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, led by the General Officer Commanding of the Division, conducted a decisive clearance operation into the remnants of Boko Haram strategic hub town of Chukungudu on the southern fringes of the Lake Chad Region, northern parts of Borno State over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

Algeria, Chad Ink MOU On Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation

[Algerie Presse Service] ALGIERS -Algeria and Chad inked Sunday in Algiers a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming at strengthening cooperation between the two countries in fields relating to interior and local assemblies. (AllAfrica)

Chad to Spare No Effort to Boost Relations With Algeria

[Algerie Presse Service] ALGIERS -Chad "will spare no effort" to strengthen, develop and boost its relations with Algeria, said Monday in Algiers, Chadian Minister of Public Security and Immigration Ahmat Mahamat Bachir. (AllAfrica)

Chad's Public Security Minister On Visit to Algeria From Sunday

[Algerie Presse Service] Chadian Minister of Public Security and Immigration Ahmat Mahamat Bachir is to start a four-day visit to Algeria from Sunday, the ministry of the Interior and Local Authorities said Saturday in a statement. (AllAfrica)

'20+ Dead' As Darfur Bandits Clash With Chadian Pursuit Posse

[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Moon -At least 20 people are reportedly dead following clashes between Darfur bandits and a Chadian pursuit posse on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)