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Jonathan Heads to Chad for Security Talks

[Vanguard]Abuja -President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will leave Abuja for Ndjamena, Chad on Monday for talks with his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby in continuation of the Federal Government's efforts to forge a stronger alliance against terrorism and violent extremism with Nigeria's neighbours. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram - Jonathan to Meet Chad President

[Premium Times]President Goodluck Jonathan will on Monday depart Abuja for Ndjamena for talks with his Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby. (AllAfrica)

Jonathan, Deby to Hold Talks On Terrorism in Ndjamena

[Leadership]President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Ndjamena on Monday for talks with his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby, on terrorism. (AllAfrica)

Terrorism - Jonathan, Deby Meet Monday

[This Day]Determined to forge strong alliance against terrorism and violent extremism with Nigeria's neighbours, President Goodluck Jonathan will Monday hold a talk with Chad President, Idriss Deby in Ndjamena . (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram - Jonathan Heads for Chad, Mobilises Stronger Alliance

[Leadership]After reportedly declaring a full-scale war against terrorist group Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan will today (Monday) travel to Ndjamena, the capital of Chad, where he is to hold talks with President Idriss Deby. (AllAfrica)

Sudanese Gold Prospectors Evacuated From Niger to Chad

[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Large numbers of Sudanese gold prospectors have been evacuated from Niger to the Chadian city of Abeche before being transferred to the West Darfur state capital, Al-Geneina. (AllAfrica)

Why France Chose Chad As Key Counter-Terrorism Partner

[African Arguments]The launch of Operation Barkhane across the Sahel last month marked a significant shift in France's relationship with the region and its attitude to counter-terrorism. (AllAfrica)

Minute of Silence Held for Fallen UN Peacekeepers As Executive Board Meeting of UNDP, UNFPA, Unops Continues

[UNDP]New York -3 September 2014 - Opening the second day of the UNDP/UNFPA/ UNOPS Executive Board meeting, the Board's President, Ambassador Peter Thomson, called for a minute's silence. The vigil of silence was held in honour of the four UN Peacekeepers from Chad who were killed yesterday in Mali in the service of UN Peacekeeping. (AllAfrica)

Attack On Minusma

[State Department]The United States strongly condemns today's attack against MINUSMA, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, which killed four Chadian peacekeepers and wounded 15 others. (AllAfrica)

CAR’s unaccompanied children stuck in limbo

SARH 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - The violence in Central African Republic forced 97,000 civilians to flee across the border to Chad. Some 1,200 of those in flight were unaccompanied or separated children, who now long to find their families and return to school and to safety, or at least some semblance of normality. (

Remittance rip-offs

LONDON 22 April 2014 (IRIN) - All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa back to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa. (

Long road to an African rapid reaction force

JOHANNESBURG 21 February 2014 (IRIN) - The African Union (AU) is rethinking how it can most effectively deploy military forces to tackle the continent’s crises. (

IMF Approves 122.4 Million U.S. Dollars for Chad

[Cameroon Tribune]Chad is to benefit from 122.4 million US Dollars (about FCFA 60,894 billion) the International Monetary Fund, IMF Executive Board has approved to accelerate reforms to strengthen fiscal institutions and support growth, while maintaining fiscal discipline, a release from the IMF Communication Department stated. The money is within the framework of a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility, ECF. (AllAfrica)

International Medical Corps Calls for Increased Humanitarian Support in Chad

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]California -Already host to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Sudan's Darfur region, Chad is moving center stage as armed militants drive large scale population displacements and instability throughout the region. Having operated for a decade in Chad, International Medical Corps is calling on the international community to expand its support to this oft forgotten humanitarian emergency where religious extremism, chronic malnutrition, high maternal mortality rates and extreme levels of poverty threaten to destabil (AllAfrica)

Genome breakthrough could help fight against sleeping sickness

KISUMU/NAIROBI 28 May 2014 (IRIN) - Scientists have welcomed the development of genome sequence data on the tsetse fly, the vector responsible for the transmission of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), commonly known as sleeping sickness. They say it could be instrumental in devising strategies to eradicate the fly and reduce deaths and the spread of other diseases associated with it. (

Displaced CAR youths in Chad desperate for school

DOYABA/SIDDHO/N’DJAMENA 26 May 2014 (IRIN) - Some 40,900 children and thousands more youths displaced by the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are stuck in transit camps in southern Chad with no formal school to attend, few to no training opportunities, and no jobs, leaving them with no sense of what the future will bring. (

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. (

Africa must tackle terrorism, leaders warn

Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia patrol in a formation near the Jilacow underground cell inside a national security compound after an attack by suspected militants in Mogadishu August 31, 2014.


Chad Makes Progress Through a 'Desert Sandstorm'

[allAfrica]On August 1, Chad obtained the approval of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to institute a three-year program under its Extended Credit Facility for about U.S. $122.4 million, with a first disbursement of about $20.4 million. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Army Frees 85 Boko Haram Hostages

[Cameroon Tribune]The Chadian military over the weekend freed 85 young Nigerian young men who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in Doron Baga community in Nigeria's Borno State, the French newspaper, Le Monde reported yesterday, August 17, 2014. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Troops Rescue Boko Haram Hostages

[VOA]Officials say security forces in Chad have rescued Nigerians who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Hostages 'Freed By Chadian Troops'

[Deutsche Welle]Chadian troops have reportedly freed several hostages captured by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria on August 10. However, a number still remain in captivity, according to authorities. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Troops Rescue 85 Nigerians From Boko Haram

[Daily Independent]Chadian troops have rescued around 85 Nigerians kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents last weekend from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast border, security and human rights sources said Saturday. (AllAfrica)

CAR - 'I Feel Neither Chadian Nor Central African and I Do Not Know Where to Go'

[MSF]Abdel Haffis is Muslim. He was born of a Chadian father and a Central African mother 40 years ago in the capital of CAR, Bangui, where he had lived all his life. Now, he waits along with his family in an IDP camp in Kabo - in the north of the country - for the reopening of the border with Chad to escape the violence and flee into a land he does not even know. (AllAfrica)

Obama Backs French Fight Against Militants

[RFI]US President Barack Obama directed nearly 7,500 million euros (10 million dollars) to bolster a major French counterterrorism mission in Africa's Sahel region. (AllAfrica)

Chadian Ambassador Bids Goodbye

[Cameroon Tribune]Outgoing Chadian Ambassador to Cameroon, Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao? has told the press that he is a happy man, going back to his country after spending seven years? two months in a country he describes as beautiful. He was speaking on Friday August 8, 2014? after a farewell audience with Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang? on behalf of the Head of State, Paul Biya. Yoosem-Kontou Noudjiamlao was Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Cameroon for well over three years. (AllAfrica)

Obama Directs U.S. $10 million in Emergency Defense Spending to Fight Terrorists in Northern Africa


Magnificent Seven for Chad Le Clos in Glasgow

[SA Info]Chad le Clos claimed an individual bronze medal and added a further bronze as a member of the South African medley relay team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Tuesday evening. (AllAfrica)

Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization

NAIROBI 04 February 2014 (IRIN) - Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts. (

UN shifts approach to help Sahel’s 20 million hungry

DAKAR 03 February 2014 (IRIN) - Over 20 million people in the Sahel will need humanitarian assistance in 2014, up 8.7 million over the number of people in need in 2013, estimates the UN, which launched an ambitious three-year Sahel strategy today. (

Is Africa ready for GM?

KISUMU/KAMPALA 27 November 2013 (IRIN) - Even as food insecurity continues to afflict impoverished and disaster-affected populations around the continent, African policymakers and consumers remain deeply divided over the potential harms and benefits of genetically modified (GM) foods, which advocates say could greatly improve yields and nutrition. (