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New Challenges for Chad's Army

[ICG] The Chadian army, while essential to counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel, is also a source of potential instability for the country. Chadian authorities, supported by their international partners, should build a more representative and professional army, and establish safeguards to discourage violence in the event of a succession crisis. (AllAfrica)

Boko Haram Blocks Lake Chad Trade Routes

[ISS] The Boko Haram insurgency has had devastating consequences on Lake Chad boat transporters, a socio-economic group that has been the locomotive of local trade for decades. An effective crisis response must address the needs of this often overlooked group. (AllAfrica)

7 Boko Haram Commanders Eliminated in Strike On 5 Camps in Lake Chad

[Daily Trust] Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have eliminated several top commanders and fighters of Boko Haram terrorists group in their various camps at the fringes of Lake Chad in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno. (AllAfrica)

Shaping Peace Together in the Sahel

[allAfrica] The International Day of Peace, which is an annual special day, observed on 21 September around the world, has a distinct place in the Sahel. The United Nations established this special day in 1981 and in 2011, the UN General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as one fully devoted to non-violence and ceasefire among combatants across the globe. (AllAfrica)

A $75 Million Grant From the World Bank to Scale Up Support for Refugees and Host Communities

[World Bank] Washington -- The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $75 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA)* to help Chad scale up support for refugees and host communities through improved access to basic social services and livelihoods. This additional financing under the Refugees and Host Communities Support Project (PARCA) is being funded by the IDA-19 regional sub-window for refugees and host communities. (AllAfrica)

Chad - Refugees and Host Communities Support Project

[World Bank] IDA Grant: $75 million equivalent (AllAfrica)

W. Darfur State Governor Meets Chadian Consul

[SNA] Al Genaina -- Governor of West Darfur State Mohamed Abdalla Al Doma met at his office here with the charge d'Affaires of the General Consulate of Chad in Al Genaina Mohamed Al Haj Mohamed and discussed bilateral relations and ways and means of boosting cooperation between West Darfur State and the Chadian Wadai region. (AllAfrica)

Governor of W. Darfur Discusses Bilateral Relations With Chad's General Consul

[SNA] Al-Geneina -- The acting governor of West Darfur state, Mohammed Abdullah Al-Duma, emphasized eternal relations between Sudan and Chad and its connection with the social bonds that extend across the borders of the two countries, indicating the state's work for consolidating relations in various fields. (AllAfrica)

Agriculture Minister Clarifies Death of Cattle From Chad

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola's minister of Agriculture and Fisheries António Francisco de Assis Wednesday said technical errors related to restocking process of the animals were the cause of the deaths of 105, out of the 1,500 cattle from Chad. (AllAfrica)

Security and Environmental Crises Worsen Conditions for Over 360,000 People

[UN News] More than 360,000 internally displaced persons in Chad's Lake province are facing a "double" crisis, exposed to security and environmental risks, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported, highlighting the need to strengthen resilience of affected communities. (AllAfrica)

Illegal Drug Trade Contributes to Regional Insecurity

[ISS] Curbing tramadol and other trafficking networks requires transnational cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Last Sprint Toward New Industrial Masterplan

[Africa Renewal] The Chadian Government and the Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) are co-organizing a workshop to review and finalize the Industrialization and Economic Diversification Master Plan (PDIDE, in French) for the Republic of Chad, from March 2 to 6 2020 in N'Djamena (AllAfrica)

Jailed Editor On Hunger Strike, Appeal Hearing Postponed

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about the circumstances in which Chadian newspaper editor Martin Inoua Doulguet's appeal hearing began today in Ndjamena. (AllAfrica)

Real & Urgent Issues Head Agenda for Sahel G5 Summit in Nouakcott

[Centre 4s] The G 5 Sahel and France Summit should be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on February 24. It should go to the actual issues and deal with the most urgent, in order to give hope to the Sahel populations. And probably also to their allies. (AllAfrica)

Multiple Conflicts Interlinked in Worsening Sahel Crisis

[Centre 4s] Nouakchott -On February 24 and 25, the G5 Sahel Summit and the Alliance for the Sahel will be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania. In that context, a reminder and observations may be needed. A number of misunderstandings -- as well as false information -- muddle the Sahel Sahara crisis. That contributes to worsening the crisis and to delaying its resolution. To help understand it, clarification is needed. (AllAfrica)

Angolan Government Invests U.S.$100 Million in Animals Restocking

[ANGOP] Camabatela -The Angolan government will invest 100 million US dollars in the purchase of cattle for restocking in the Camabatela region, covering part of the northern provinces of Cuanza Norte, Uige and Malanje. (AllAfrica)

Returnees' Reluctant Homecoming

[UN News] Citizens of Chad who have spent most of their lives as refugees in neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) have been talking to the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, about the challenges they have faced returning to their home country. (AllAfrica)

Medani Meets Chadian Ambassador

[SNA] Khartoum -Trade and Industry Minister, Medani Abass Medani met, Wednesday, at his office, Chadian Ambassador to Sudan. (AllAfrica)

France to increase the number of troops deployed in the Sahel/Sahara strip

[France Diplomatie] PAris -Communiqué by Ms. Florence Parly, Minister for the Armed Forces (Paris - February 2, 2020) (AllAfrica)

Al-Burhan Receives Verbal Message From Chadian President

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Sovereign Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, has received a verbal message from the Chadian President, Idris Deby, dealing with the bilateral relations and ways of consolidating the cooperation between the two countries in all domains. (AllAfrica)

Better Pay Would End Female Genital Mutilation - Survivor

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Jaha Dukureh has taken her fight against FGM across Africa and the U.S., where she was sent at 15 to a marry a man she'd never met (AllAfrica)

Stabilisation of Lake Chad Basin - Stakeholders Roll Out Regional Strategic Plan

[Cameroon Tribune] The five-year plan on peace and development of the area has nine cardinal pillars of operation across member countries of the basin (AllAfrica)

Al-Burhan Praises Distinguished Relations Between Sudan and Chad

[SNA] Khartoum -Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Lt Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, has praised the distinguished level of the relations between Sudan and Chad. (AllAfrica)

Valorising Lake Chad - Display of Cultural Prowess Imminent

[Cameroon Tribune] This was the focus of an audience granted to the Director of AFD, Cameroon, by the Minister of Arts and Culture last Friday, October 25. (AllAfrica)

New Project Launched to Help Chadian Farmers Adapt to Climate Change and Boost the Agriculture Sector

[IFAD] A new ?81.9 million project will help more than 1 million vulnerable small-scale farmers in Chad improve their incomes and food security and boost an underperforming agricultural sector hampered by recurrent droughts and rain-fed farming practices. (AllAfrica)

Insecurity, Others - World Bank to Invest $510m in Lake Chad Basin

[Daily Trust] Washington DC -The World Bank is willing to invest $510m, in three tranches, in the Lad Chad Basin to address insecurity, desertification and humanitarian challenges, among others. (AllAfrica)

Floods Leave Thousands Homeless in Chad and Cameroon

[VOA] Heavy rains and floods this week have left at least 100,000 people homeless on both sides of the border between northern Cameroon and Chad.  It's the worst flooding in the area since 2012. the military is working to evacuate those stranded by floodwaters in Kaikai. (AllAfrica)

Border Closures With Libya, CAR Begin to Have Impact

[VOA] Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council recently ordered the closure of the country's borders with the Central African Republic and Libya, citing security concerns. The order has been gradually implemented in the last three weeks. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon-Chad Relations - Outgoing Chadian Ambassador Honoured

[Cameroon Tribune] Ahmat Mahamat Karambal was offered a diner on behalf of the Head of State by Minister Mbella Mbella on October 14 as he came to the end of his diplomatic mission in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)

Asma Receives Ambassador of Chad

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Asma Mohamed Abdalla, Monday received the Ambassador of Chad to Sudan, Salih Hegaira, on the occasion of the expiry his assignment to Sudan and thanked him for his efforts to consolidate the relations between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What's Happening in Libya - President Issoufou

[allAfrica] Rhodes -The security threat to the Sahel region has been amplified by the Libyan crisis, said the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. In his forthright assessment of the conflict, Issoufou said it seems the world has turned its back on countries that are dealing with the fallout of the crisis. (AllAfrica)