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Idriss Déby Itno Wants Peace Atmosphere Between Angolan and Chadian Peoples

[ANGOP]Luanda -The President of Tchad, Idriss Déby Itno, expressed on Tuesday in Luanda the willingness of the Chadian people to live in peace and harmony with Angolans. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Holds Special Session to Honour Chad President

[ANGOP]Luanda -Two speeches centered on the need of higher stability in the Central African region, of reinforcing democracy and cooperation between Angola and Chad marked on Tuesday the National Assembly Solemn Session, to pay homage to the Chadian President, Idriss Déby Itno. (AllAfrica)

National Assembly Speaker Highlights Chad's Interventionist Role

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Speaker of the Angolan National Assembly (Parliament), Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, last Tuesday in Luanda highlighted the role of Chad in international relations, particularly in Africa, with emphasis on that central African country's active participation in peace-keeping operations in the Central African Republic. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Head of State Defends Concert Against Drugs Trafficking

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Head of State of Chad, Idriss Déby Itno, defended last Monday the need for a harmonised position among the African states against drugs trafficking and religious extremism, which are phenomena that hinder the socioeconomic growth and development of African countries. (AllAfrica)

Angola/Chad Sign Legal Instruments

[ANGOP]Luanda -Angola and Chad signed today, Tuesday, in Luanda, three legal instruments in the framework of strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two African countries. (AllAfrica)

334 Sudanese Refugee Students Sit Exams in Chad

[Radio Dabanga]Abeche -From the refugee camps of Eastern Chad, 334 Sudanese students are currently sitting for their Sudanese Certificate examinations. Speaking from the Sudanese-Chadian Friendship School in the Chadian city of Abeche, the Chief Proctor delegated by the Sudanese government, El Zein Hamadoun, reported to Radio Dabanga that the exams are going well and have entered their fourth day without any problems. (AllAfrica)

President Idriss Deby at Angolan Parliament

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Chadian Head of State, Idriss Deby, who is in Luanda since Monday, arrived in the National Assembly, to participate in a extraordinary solemn session of the Angolan parliament, in homage to his first visit to the country. (AllAfrica)

Angolan and Chadian Presidents Meet

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos and Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby Itno, are gathered this Tuesday at Luanda's Presidential Palace, to discuss issues related to the reinforcement of the bilateral cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Vouchers the Best Tool to Support Central African Refugees in Chad

[WFP]At the end of March, WFP began the first large-scale distributions of food vouchers to respond quickly and effectively to the growing humanitarian needs of populations that have fled the Central African Republic (CAR). (AllAfrica)

Chadian President Expected Monday in Luanda

[ANGOP]Luanda -The president of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno, is to arrive this Monday in Luanda for a two-day official visit to Angola, reads a press note from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, which reached ANGOP last Sunday. (AllAfrica)

15 Die in Chad-Sudan Border Clash

[Radio Dabanga]Umm Dukhun -At least 15 people were killed, dozens injured, and others captured in a clash on Thursday between Chadian troops and the Chadian opposition on the Sudanese-Chadian border. Witnesses reported to Radio Dabanga that the clash commenced at about 3 pm on Thursday northwest of of Umm Dukhun, close to the Chad-Sudan border. The clash led to the deaths of 11 members the opposition forces and the capture of 56. Four Chadian troops were reportedly killed and a vehicle destroyed. (AllAfrica)

Chadian President Expected in Luanda On Monday

[ANGOP]Luanda -The President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Déby Itno, is expected on Monday in Luanda, for a 48-hour official visit in Angola, under the relaunching of the bilateral relations between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

NGO-NGO Learning: What Works?

[IRIN]Dakar -A whole industry has emerged to foster humanitarian learning and, in the main, actors are increasingly collaborative and open when it comes to learning lessons from emergencies. But challenges persist, including a prevailing aversity to risk as the industry corporatizes, and a disconnect between individual and institutional, formal and non-formal, learning. (AllAfrica)

Unicef Re-establishing Basic Services

[VOA]A top official of the U.N. children's fund said stronger peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts are needed in Central African Republic. The country has been wracked by inter-communal violence since December, pitting Muslim and Christian armed groups against each other. (AllAfrica)

Defence Thwarts Attacks On Lake Chad

[CAJ News]Abuja -THE Defence said a prompt response by troops foiled an attempt by suspected terrorists to attack communities in Lake Chad. (AllAfrica)

'Chad Army Troops Deployed in North Darfur' - Sudan Revolutionary Front

[Radio Dabanga]Addis Ababa -The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) has accused the Chadian army of deploying troops in North Darfur. (AllAfrica)

Chad's Deby Meets Darfur Rebels in Paris

[Sudan Tribune]Paris -The Chadian president Idriss Deby met with the chairman of Justice and Equality Movement Gibril Ibrahim in Paris on Saturday to discuss peace in Darfur, announced the group in a statement released on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Water Scarce in Chad Camp for Sudanese Refugees

[Radio Dabanga]Abeche -The Sudanese refugees living in camp Farchana in eastern Chad have complained of a scarcity and lack of drinking water. Mohamed Daffala, the head of the camp told Radio Dabanga that the refugees have been suffering from an acute scarcity of drinking water for a period of two weeks. "We have to fetch water from traditional wells located at a distance far from the camp, where the water is unsafe for drinking." (AllAfrica)

Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment, poverty

DAKAR 10 February 2014 (IRIN) - Youth unemployment and underemployment are among the main barriers to development in West Africa, say experts. Not only does the exclusion of young people from the labour force perpetuate generational cycles of poverty, it also breaks down social cohesion and can be associated with higher levels of crime and violence among idle youth. (

Countering Africa’s green revolution

NAIROBI 08 July 2013 (IRIN) - Civil society groups are taking on the policies of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which promotes the use of genetically modified (GM) crops and Green Revolution technologies. (

Chad withdraws troops from Central African Republic

Speaking at a conference in the southern city of Sarh, Suleiman Adam, the commander of the mission, said the last Chadian peacekeeper crossed the border with the Central African Republic on April 13. On April 3, Chad announced the withdrawal of its peacekeepers from CAR during the European-African Summit in the Belgian capital Brussels.


Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from C.African Republic

Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbour.


Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from Central African Republic

Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbor.


Airtel receives Chad's first 3G licence

Indian-backed cellco Airtel Chad has received the nation's first 3G/4G licence, Biztech Africa reports.


UPDATE 1-Glencore to buy Chad oil firm Caracal for $1.3 bln

Mining company Glencore Xstrata has agreed to buy Chad-focused oil company Caracal Energy for about 800 million pounds , a deal that will allow the commodity giant to expand upstream in the oil sector.


Habre lawyers say war crimes trial 'political'

Fear is reportedly driving African gays to seek asylum in the United States after countries like Nigeria and Uganda recently enacted draconian anti-gay laws.


Caracal Energy secures debt financing

Caracal Energy has secured 140m dollars in debt financing to develop the company's assets in the Republic of Chad.


Chadian Soldiers Accused of Firing on Civilians

[VOA]Geneva -An investigation by U.N. human rights monitors has found that on March 29, Chadian soldiers fired on civilians in the Central African Republic's capital, killing and wounding dozens. The investigators say the soldiers were likely on a mission to evacuate Muslims from a volatile area. (AllAfrica)

Chad Withdrawal From CAR Raises Risks

[VOA]Bangui -Many people in the Central African Republic are welcoming Chad's decision to withdraw its troops from the African Union peacekeeping force in the country. (AllAfrica)

UN Accuses Chad Soldiers of Bangui Attack

[UN News]A preliminary investigation by the United Nations human rights office into the deadly events that took place on 29 March in a suburb of Bangui, the crisis-riven capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), has found that Chadian soldiers killed some 30 civilians and seriously wounded more than 300 in an indiscriminate attack on a crowded market. (AllAfrica)

UN Accuses Chad Soldiers of Unprovoked CAR Attack

[Deutsche Welle]The UN has accused Chadian soldiers of carrying out an unprovoked attack in the Central African Republic's capital Bangui. On Thursday, Chad announced the withdrawal of its troops from the AU peacekeeping mission in CAR. (AllAfrica)