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Sudan-Chad forces move in as abducted Frenchman sighted in West Darfur
A French national kidnapped by Sudanese militiamen from Goz Beida, south of Abeche in Chad last week has been sighted in West Darfur. A joint Sudanese-Chadian force has surrounded the area.
[Dabanga] 29/03/2017

 
Darfur: Merchant killed, another freed from kidnappers
A merchant travelling to Chad was killed by gunmen west of Foro Baranga on Sunday. Yesterday a store owner who was kidnapped by militiamen from El Fasher returned home.
[Dabanga] 28/03/2017

 
Japan Gives US$ 33.3 Million In Emergency Polio Funding Nigeria
Japan, as one of the largest supporters of efforts to eradicate polio in Nigeria, has provided a grant of US$33 million for emergency polio vaccination efforts in the Lake Chad region.
[The Whistler] 27/03/2017

 
Mbowe atoa somo kwa CUF, kujenga ngome ya Chadema Tanga
Mwenyekiti wa Chadema, Freeman Mbowe amesema mgawanyiko uliopo baina ya madiwani wa CUF katika Halmashauri ya Jiji la Tanga utachelewesha maendeleo ya wananchi.
[Mwananchi] 27/03/2017

Moment of truth for Chadian dictator convicted of crimes against humanity
Kerstin Carlson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2017 On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires (...)
[Sierra Leone Telegraph] 25/03/2017

French national abducted in Chad
A French national was kidnapped on Thursday in eastern Chad. A French military source told Reuters the individual was taken south of the town of Abeche. “Everything is being done to get him freed,” the source added. The post French national abducted in Chad appeared first on The Nation (...)
[The Nation] 23/03/2017

Africa: Le Pen Visit to Chad Causes Outcry
[Deutsche Welle] The French far-right presidential candidate has positioned herself as a champion of African sovereignty. But her visit to the French military base in N'Djamena was condemned by some local politicians.
[AllAfrica] 23/03/2017

Government urged to tap into law schools
GOVERNMENT through the Justice ministry should tap into the expertise of non-State actors like law schools to assist in the alignment of laws with the Constitution, Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda has said. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda (...)
[Zimbabwe Daily] 21/03/2017

Sabi Mine to re-open next week: Chidakwa
THE commissioning of Sabi Gold Mine in Zvishavane is set for the end of this month following an injection of $6 million by a private company and equipment worth $7 million by government, Mines and Mining Development minister Walter Chidakwa has said. BY Stephen Chadenga Chidakwa said the (...)
[Zimbabwe Daily] 21/03/2017

Africa: The Hidden Opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin Crisis
[ISS] While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that.
[AllAfrica] 20/03/2017

AU chairman arrives in Mogadishu and meets with President and PM
Mogadishu: [SONNA] A high-level delegation led by the newly elected African Union Commission chairman the Chad national Moussa Faki Mahamat has on Saturday morning arrived in Mogadishu on official visit. Upon arrival, the AU’s chief Moussa Faki Mahamat was affectionately welcomed at Aden Adde (...)
[SONNA] 18/03/2017

New Zanu-PF headache
New Zanu-PF headache
Fresh Zanu-PF Masvingo provincial elections present a headache for the fractitous party rooting for former acting chairman Ezra Chadzamira to take over the party leadership ahead of President Robe...
[Bulawayo24] 17/03/2017

 
Africa: Dlamini Zuma Shuffles Out of Addis, and Into South Africa's Cabinet?
[ISS] Outgoing African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has packed her bags and greeted staff at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The farewell ceremony, on 1 March, came just over a month after the election of her successor, Chad's former prime minister, Moussa Faki, (...)
[AllAfrica] 15/03/2017

East Africa: Hunger On the Horn of Africa Is Not Caused By Climate Change
[Deutsche Welle] It's a familiar sight in parts of East Africa - starving children, desiccated carcasses and parched landscapes. 17 million face the threat of hunger. It's a man-made crisis, says Ludger Schadomsky.
[AllAfrica] 15/03/2017

Dlamini-Zuma hands over AU Commission chair
Chadian Faki Mahamat takes charge at Addis Ababa ceremony.
[East Africa News Post] 14/03/2017

Dlamini-Zuma set to hand over AU torch today
Dlamini-Zuma set to hand over AU torch today
Outgoing AU chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will officially hand over the torch to her successor, former Chadian prime minister Moussa Faki Mahamat.
[IOL] 14/03/2017

 
African Parks to get $65m grant
The company runs conservation projects in seven African countries covering six million hectares in Malawi, Zambia, the Central African Republic, DR Congo, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Chad
[East Africa News Post] 13/03/2017

West Africa: Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures
[ICG] Since 2015, the conflict between Chad's armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate (...)
[AllAfrica] 10/03/2017

UN: UN deputy chief stress need for peace, development in Lake Chad region
New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina Mohammed on Thursday stressed the need for a holistic approach to dealing with the crisis in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, by adequately responding to Boko Haram attacks, as well as closing the gap between humanitarian assistance and (...)
[Panapress] 09/03/2017

‘FG did not pledge $1bn for Lake Chad at Oslo conference’
The Federal Government says it did not pledge one billion dollars for recharging of Lake Chad or humanitarian assistance to the region contrary to claims by the UN Security Council (UNSC). The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama said this on Tuesday in Abuja at a news conference on (...)
[The Nation] 07/03/2017

Nigeria: Media watchdog says Chad journalists in hiding after threats
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Media watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists, has asked the Chadian domestic intelligence officers to cease harassing and attempting to intimidate journalists. Society
[Panapress] 07/03/2017

Nigeria: Boko Haram Not Yet Defeated - United Nations
[Daily Trust] The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) said the Boko Haram insurgents operating in the Lake Chad Basin have not been defeated contrary to claims by the Nigerian government.
[AllAfrica] 07/03/2017

Nigeria: North East Crisis One of World's Most Neglected Crises - UN
[Premium Times] The UN Security Council has described the insurgency crisis in the North-East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region as the largest and most neglected humanitarian crisis the world has ever witnessed.
[AllAfrica] 07/03/2017

Nigeria: Security Council visits ‘epicentre’ of Boko Haram violence
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin is of global concern and action is needed “right now,” the United Nations Security Council said on Monday, wrapping up its four-country tour with the promise of long-term support for the Governments and the people in their fight (...)
[Panapress] 07/03/2017

Nigeria: As Naira Gains, Neighbouring Countries Ease Rush for Nigerian Goods
[Daily Trust] Sokoto -The sudden slide of the US dollar and other foreign currencies has made export to neighbouring countries such as Niger Republic, Burkina Faso and Chad unattractive, traders have said.
[AllAfrica] 06/03/2017

Nigeria: Development Is Only Long Term Solution to Boko Haram - - UN Security Council
[Premium Times] The UN Security Council says that the only solution to the Boko Haram terrorism in the Northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is the economic development of the region.
[AllAfrica] 06/03/2017

Niger: UN Security Council links aid and development in fight against Boko Haram
Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Security Council – which is in the Lake Chad Basin to draw attention to the humanitarian and development needs of a region grappling with Boko Haram's terror – visited for the first time Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world. (...)
[Panapress] 06/03/2017

Chad: UN Security Council delegation visits Chad, Cameroon
N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council was in Chad on Saturday, as part of a four-country visit “to shine a spotlight” on the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the Lake Chad Basin region and draw international attention to the plight of about 11 million people. (...)
[Panapress] 05/03/2017

Boko Haram: UN Security Council delegation arrives Chad, visits MNJTF
The United Nations Security Council’s delegation on Boko Haram arrived N’Djamena on Friday night to meet the Chadian leadership and visit the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) headquarters on Saturday. The delegation said it was visiting Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, the four countries (...)
[The Nation] 04/03/2017

Belgium: Brussels hosts int'l confab on health, family planning in Africa
Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Representatives of four African countries, Mali, Chad, Cape Verde and Ethiopia, are participating in an international ministerial conference on health and family planning in Africa. Health
[Panapress] 02/03/2017

Central Africa: UN Security Council Delegation Heads to Lake Chad Basin
[VOA] U.N. Security Council diplomats have departed on a mission to the Lake Chad Basin in West Africa to see firsthand the security challenges and dire humanitarian situation there.
[AllAfrica] 02/03/2017

UN: UN Security Council members begin 5-day mission to Lake Chad Basin
New York, US (PANA) - UN Security Council members on Thursday began a five-day mission to the Lake Chad Basin, which comprises Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. Politics
[Panapress] 02/03/2017

Africa: Will Moussa Faki Mahamat Stop Africa From Bleeding?
[Monitor] Moussa Faki Mahamat won the race to head the African Union Commission for the next four years. The Chadian diplomat eventually edged out Kenya's Amina Mohamed, who was initially in the lead in last month's elections in Addis (...)
[AllAfrica] 01/03/2017

Masvingo burns over succession
HARARE – Zanu PF’s provincial election results for Masvingo, in which previously sacked regional chairperson and alleged Team Lacoste kingpin Ezra Chadzamira trounced Generation 40-linked (G40) bigwig Mutero Masanganise has presented the warring ruling party (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 27/02/2017

Army, DSS arrest Chadian terrorists
Troops of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with men of Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday arrested three suspected Chadian Boko Haram terrorists of the Albaranawi faction, in Gombe, Gombe State. The three Chadian terrorists suspects, Bilal Muhammed Umar, Bashir Muhammed and Muhammed (...)
[The Nation] 27/02/2017

Nigeria: Nigeria Army arrests of 3 Chadian Boko Haram terrorists
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army on Sunday night announced the arrest of three Chadian Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria. Society
[Panapress] 27/02/2017

Nigeria: Donors Pledge U.S.$672 Million to Prevent Famine in Northeast Nigeria, Lake Chad Region
[Premium Times] More than $672 million (N211.6 billion) to be spread over three years was on Friday pledged by 14 countries at the Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region in Oslo, Norway.
[AllAfrica] 25/02/2017

UN: Donors pledge US$670 mln for humanitarian support to Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon
New York, US (PANA) - A UN-supported humanitarian conference in Oslo, Norway on Friday generated more than US$670 million in pledges that will help sustain critical relief operations over the next two years and beyond across four countries in Lake Chad Basin, where millions are in need of aid. (...)
[Panapress] 25/02/2017

Millions at risk from African famine worsened by Boko Haram: U.N.
Aid agencies must get food to close to 3 million people by July to avert a famine in Africa's Lake Chad region caused by drought, chronic poverty and Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, the United Nations said on Friday as it launched a funding (...)
[Africa Report] 24/02/2017

Central Africa: Lake Chad - Building Walls or Bridges?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In Nigeria and the Lake Chad region today, unbeknownst to the world, some 11 million people need emergency relief
[AllAfrica] 24/02/2017

Norway: Millions suffering in Lake Chad Basin need world’s support - UN aid chief
Oslo, Norway (PANA) - Ahead of a major donors conference in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, seeking to generate global action to tackle the complex crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, the top United Nations relief official has highlighted that investing in support for the region will in turn help (...)
[Panapress] 24/02/2017

Nigeria: Oslo humanitarian conference to raise US$1bn for humanitarian aid in L. Chad region
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Representatives of the international community have converged in Oslo, Norway, to raise funds and pledge support for humanitarian assistance to over 7 million people in urgent need of food relief in north-east Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. (...)
[Panapress] 23/02/2017

International community must not miss this chance to act on Lake Chad crisis
Donors meeting this week in Oslo must seize the opportunity to act more effectively in the Lake Chad region before it’s too late
[IRIN] 23/02/2017

Nigeria: Nigeria seeks global support to address humanitarian challenges
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government is to seek for international support to address the humanitarian challenges in the country's northeast and the neighbouring Lake Chad region at a two-day international conference opening in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday. (...)
[Panapress] 22/02/2017

Tanzania: Mbowe Gets High Court Brief 'Breather' for Now
[Daily News] The High Court in Dar es Salaam has temporarily restrained the arrest of Chadema National Chairman, Freeman Mbowe pending hearing of his application tomorrow.
[AllAfrica] 22/02/2017

Tanzania: Police Arrest Oppostion Leader for Questioning Over Drugs
[Daily News] Police in Dar es Salaam yesterday arrested Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) National Chairman Freeman Mbowe for questioning over drug related charges.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Tanzania opposition leader arrested over alleged drugs link
Police seize Chadema chairman Mbowe after summon.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Nigeria: AU, Lake Chad Basin Commission support multinational force fighting Boko Haram
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission is committed to ensure Boko Haram terrorists are defeated in the shortest possible time, Deputy Force Commander, Brigadier General Moussa Mahamat Djoui said late Friday. (...)
[Panapress] 18/02/2017

Lake Chad money, Oxfam-GOAL merger, and serial Syria talks: The Cheat Sheet
Every week, IRIN’s team of editors takes a look at what lies ahead on the humanitarian agenda and curates a selection of some of the best reports, opinion, and journalism you may have missed:
[IRIN] 17/02/2017

Nigeria: UN to raise over US$1b for victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Lake Chad Basin
Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United Nations on Thursday said in Abuja that it has concluded plans to raise over US$1 billion to carter for the humanitarian needs confronting victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s Northeast. (...)
[Panapress] 16/02/2017



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