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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.


Singapore now 4th most expensive city in the world for expats: Survey

SINGAPORE: The Republic is now the fourth most expensive city in the world for expatriates and the second most expensive in Asia, according to the latest cost of living survey by Mercer.


Ethnicity, politics at root of CAR conflict

A French soldier of the Sangaris force stands guard on July 8, 2014 at the entrance of the PK5 muslim area of Bangui.


Beirut, Dubai take the lead: new survey reveals the Middle...

The world's most expensive cities for expats are both in Africa. Luanda in Angola is ranked first for the second year, followed by N'Djamena in Chad.


Moscow has slipped seven places to ninth on an annual list of the...

St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital, fell 12 places to 35th on Mercer's annual list of the world's most expensive cities for expats.


Moscow has slipped seven places to ninth on an annual list of the...

St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital, fell 12 places to 35th on Mercer's annual list of the world's most expensive cities for expats.


Cost Of Living In Australia Falling On Weak Dollar

A company that specializes in expatriate compensation management for businesses says that currency fluctuations and inflation mean that cities in Africa, Asia, and Europe are now the most expensive locations for expatriates, while Australian cities have experienced a "dramatic fall" in cost due to a weak Australian dollar.


ERHC Energy Inc. Releases Shareholder Update

ERHC Shareholders: ERHC is pleased to present highlights of the Company's recent progress.


.com | 'Ethnicity, politics at the root of CAR war'

The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe's political crisis in 2008.


Conclusions of 5th Meeting of the International Contact Group on the...

The list of countries and organizations which attended the meeting is indicated below .


Row with UN over a 6.4m cost of pullout

IRELAND is at loggerheads with the United Nations over a failure to pay the full cost of withdrawing our troops from strife-torn Chad four years ago.


Marzouki and Deby Concerned About Situation in Libya, Hostilities in Mali

[Tunis Afrique Presse]N'djamena, -President Moncef Marzouki and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno expressed deep concern over the increasing deterioration of the situation in Libya and the hostilities in Mali. (AllAfrica)

Landmines Are Not for Warriors

[ICRC]War with Libya in 1973 and 30 years of internal conflict have left Chad contaminated by anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines, an often invisible but deadly enemy. Many survivors struggle to receive the assistance they need. Anatole, himself a mine survivor, now makes artificial limbs after receiving training from the ICRC. (AllAfrica)

Marzouki Leaves Ndjamena for Libreville

[Tunis Afrique Presse]Ndjamena -Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki left Ndjamena, the capital of Chad, on Tuesday afternoon for Gabon, his fourth and last stop in a Sub-Saharan Africa tour. (AllAfrica)

Set of Agreements in Various Activity Sectors Between Tunisia and Chad Signed

[Tunis Afrique Presse]N'djamena -A set of co-operation and partnership agreements in various activity sectors were signed, Monday in N'Djamena, between Tunisia and Chad, in the presence of Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki and Chadian opposite number Idriss Déby Itno. (AllAfrica)

Darfuris in Eastern Chad Celebrate World Refugee Day

[Radio Dabanga]Eastern Chad -The Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad camps have celebrated the World Refugee Day on Friday with festivities. The refugees took the opportunity to demand more adequate aid. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: West African livelihoods weakened by graft

DAKAR 03 January 2014 (IRIN) - Poor public services in many West African countries, with already dire human development indicators, are under constant pressure from pervasive corruption. Observers say graft is corroding proper governance and causing growing numbers of people to sink into poverty (

Call for dialogue over Central Africa conflict

The ruling Namibian party has reportedly described the country's soon- to-be-launched NEFF opposition party as a hopeless bunch of disgruntled individuals who are imitating the EFF.


For Rangers on the Front Lines of Anti-Poaching Wars, Daily Trauma

In May 2008 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , 80 Mai Mai militia ambushed a unit of 12 wildlife rangers on patrol near Rwindi in Virunga National Park, wounding Habimana Buzara in the leg as he covered their retreat.


African Union says progressing to military force by end-2015

Africa is making progress towards a regional military force by the end of next year, a senior African Union official said on Wednesday, as local leaders urged less reliance on foreign intervention.