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Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)


Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring

[VOA] Police in Sudan's capital have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, 85 of them minors. (AllAfrica)


NAF Attacks Terrorists Near Lake Chad, Kill Many

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, stated, yesterday, that its fighter aircraft in continuation of Operation Thunder Strike 2, destroyed some Boko Haram terrorists facilities and neutralised several insurgents at Bukar Meram and Tumbun Allura, both on the fringes of Lake Chad, Borno State, on Sunday. (AllAfrica)


No Safe Haven for Girls in Crisis-Hit Lake Chad Region - Survey

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Teenage girls living in Africa's insurgency-hit Lake Chad region have no safe haven from the violence, with beatings and abuse happening in their homes, on the streets and at school, a survey found on Monday. (AllAfrica)


Continuing the Fight to Shrink the Malaria Map in the Sahel

[Malaria Consortium] Another rainy season brings malaria preventive treatment to children (AllAfrica)


Berlin Hosts Lake Chad Donor Drive Amid Humanitarian Crisis

[Deutsche Welle] An international donor conference for countries bordering Lake Chad aims to contain what Germany's foreign minister has called "one the greatest humanitarian disasters of our age." The region is a hub for terror groups. (AllAfrica)


UK to Open New Embassies in Chad and Niger

[PR Newswire] London -The Prime Minister has announced increased support to African countries on the front line of instability, with an expansion of the UK's diplomatic network. (AllAfrica)


'Over 10 Million People Still Need Assistance in the Lake Chad Region'

[Deutsche Welle] In an exclusive interview, the head of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Achim Steiner tells DW why the international community must continue to help people in the Lake Chad region. (AllAfrica)


Germany Hosts High-Level Conference On Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Region

[Deutsche Welle] Conflict and climate change have plunged the Lake Chad region into one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. An international conference in Berlin aims to raise more support for the millions of people in need of aid. (AllAfrica)


Boko Haram Fuelled By Shrinking Lake Chad - UN Deputy Chief

[Premium Times] UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has attributed the Boko Haram terrorism in Northeast Nigeria largely to the drying up of the once thriving Lake Chad, which provided millions with livelihood. (AllAfrica)


Regional Ministers, Experts Meet in Abuja Over Lake Chad Crises, Insurgency

[Premium Times] More than 10 ministers from Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), and African Union (AU) representatives have converged in Abuja to adopt a strategy aimed at regaining areas captured by Boko Haram insurgents and tackling the economic crises around the lake. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopian Airlines Concludes Purchase of 49% Stake in New Chadian Airlines

[East African] Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has completed the deal to purchase a 49 per cent stake in new Chadian Airlines. (AllAfrica)


Shrinking Lake Chad and Challenges Ahead Resuscitation

[Leadership] In this report, CHIKA OKEKE examines issues bordering on resuscitation of Lake Chad and the need for regional governments to tackle the problem headlong. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopian Airlines in Deal With Chad to Launch New Carrier

[East African] Ethiopian Airlines will acquire a 49 per cent stake in the new Chadian Airlines that is set to be launched in October. The Ethiopian flag carrier has been in talks with Chad to establish the joint venture with the government retaining a 51 per cent stake. (AllAfrica)


Refugees in Chad Arrested for Criticising Voluntary Return

[Radio Dabanga] Abeche -Four Sudanese refugees were arrested in a refugee camp in eastern Chad one week ago for criticising plans for the voluntary return of the refugees to Darfur. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda's Early Childhood Development Programme Impresses Chadian Minister

[New Times] Chadian Minister for Women, Protection of Early Childhood and Solidarity, Dr Djalal Adrjoun Khalil, has praised Rwanda's women empowerment initiatives and early childhood development policies. (AllAfrica)


Lake Chad Basin Conference - Cameroon Confirms Participation

[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister Delegate at the Ministry of External Relations in charge of Cooperation with the Commonwealth, Mbayu Felix and the German Ambassador to Cameroon, Hans-Dieter Stell have held discussions on the gathering to take place in Berlin, Germany. (AllAfrica)


Trade-Offs in Managing Tramadol Abuse in Central Africa

[ISS] Tramadol is increasingly being used as a recreational drug across Central Africa. The illegal trade and non-medical use of this synthetic opioid poses risks for health and security. Health practitioners are faced with the dilemma of restricting its availability to curb abuse, at the expense of patients who need it to relieve pain. (AllAfrica)


FG Reaches Out to Lake Chad Basin Countries to Curb Spread of Cholera

[This Day] Disease records 16,008 cases, 186 deaths in 16 states (AllAfrica)


Trade-Offs in Managing Tramadol Abuse in Central Africa

[ISS] Tramadol is increasingly being used as a recreational drug across Central Africa. The illegal trade and non-medical use of this synthetic opioid poses risks for health and security. Health practitioners are faced with the dilemma of restricting its availability to curb abuse, at the expense of patients who need it to relieve pain. (AllAfrica)


FG Reaches Out to Lake Chad Basin Countries to Curb Spread of Cholera

[This Day] Disease records 16,008 cases, 186 deaths in 16 states (AllAfrica)


Rwanda's Early Childhood Development Programme Impresses Chadian Minister

[New Times] Chadian Minister for Women, Protection of Early Childhood and Solidarity, Dr Djalal Adrjoun Khalil, has praised Rwanda's women empowerment initiatives and early childhood development policies. (AllAfrica)


Health Centres Overwhelmed With Spike in Malnourished Children

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Malnutrition peaks in Chad every year between July and October but this year countries across Sahel began to run out of food in March after a bad dry spell (AllAfrica)


FEC Considers $14.5bn Proposal to Save Lake Chad

[This Day] Abuja -The Federal Executive Council (FEC) wednesday in Abuja considered the report of an international conference held on Lake Chad earlier in the year, which proposed $14.5 billion for the rescue of Lake Chad from extinction. (AllAfrica)


FEC Consider $14.5bn Proposal to Save Lake Chad

[This Day] Abuja -The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday in Abuja considered the report of an international conference held on Lake Chad earlier in the year which proposed $14.5 billion to Lake Chad from totally disappearing. (AllAfrica)


18 Killed in Boko Haram Attack

[Vanguard] Eighteen people have been killed in a brutal attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday. (AllAfrica)


Fisherwomen of Lake Chad Show Optimism in Face of Multiple Challenges

[UN News] Climate Change (AllAfrica)


Joint AU-UN Trip Announcement – South Sudan, Chad & Niger

[African Union] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -The African Union and the United Nations, with the support of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, and with the participation of the AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, H.E. Bineta Diop, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, H.E. Amina J. Mohammed, and the Executive Director of UN Women, H.E. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who will travel to South Sudan, Chad and Niger, starting 3 July, in a joint AU-UN visit with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, (AllAfrica)


After 12 Years in Darfur, Chadian Refugees Finally Return Home

[RFI] While 220,000 Darfuri refugees in Chad mull over whether they feel safe going home, a smaller, little-known group has made the exact opposite exodus from Darfur back to Chad. Some 9,000 Chadian refugees, many who had been living in Makjar and Um Shalaya camps in Darfur, Sudan, were resettled across the border in their native Chad, helped by the UN High Commission for Refugees. One family, who has been back in Chad just one month, spoke about fleeing from, and returning to, Chad. (AllAfrica)


Joint AU-UN Trip Announcement - South Sudan, Chad And Niger

[African Union] Joint AU-UN Trip Announcement - South Sudan, Chad & Niger (AllAfrica)


Darfur - Voluntary Repatriation From Chad Continues

[Radio Dabanga] El Tina -As part of a voluntary repatriation programme, about 180 Darfuri refugees who lived for years in neighbouring Chad officially returned to their places of origin in early June. (AllAfrica)