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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

Tanzania: Detained Chief Whip for the Opposition Granted Bail
[Daily News] The Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday granted bail to Singida East MP Tundu Lissu (Chadema), who is also official Chief Whip for the Opposition, along with Former Miss Tanzania Wema Sepetu, albeit each facing separate (...)
[AllAfrica] 10/02/2017

Chad: Hepatitis E Outbreak Kills 11, Threatens Hundreds More - NGO
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -MSF has recorded 70 cases of people suffering from hepatitis E, a liver disease that spreads through water contaminated with faeces
[AllAfrica] 09/02/2017

‘Nationwide’ Change In Store for Chad in 2017
– By Ed Kostenki, President, Nationwide Equipment – A Chadian proverb states that “…if a man wants to grow a long tooth, he should have the lip to cover it”. After a near decade of ensuring territorial integrity by aiding… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 08/02/2017

Mali: Extraordinary G5-Sahel summit opens in Bamako
Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Opening the extraordinary summit of G5-Sahel member countries in Bamako, Mali, Chadian president, Idriss Deby Itno, on Monday bemoaned the fresh outbreak of terrorism in the Sahelian region, alluding to the recent deadly attacks in military camps in Mali and Niger. (...)
[Panapress] 06/02/2017

Africa: Union? What Union? Africa Ever More Divided
[Deutsche Welle] 33 years after Morocco left the African Union to protest against recognition by the organization of the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara, Rabat is back. DW's Ludger Schadomsky on what this means for the (...)
[AllAfrica] 01/02/2017

Chad’s foreign minister picked as new chair of AU commission
ESAT News (January 31, 2017) Chadian Foreign Minister, Moussa Faki Mahamat, was elected on Monday as the new chairperson of the African Union (AU) commission replacing outgoing South Africa’s Dlamini Zuma, Sudan Tribune reported on Tuesday. Mahamat assumed AU’s top post after an election held (...)
[ESAT] 31/01/2017

Ethiopia: AU Commissioners sworn in
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Summit ended on Tuesday with the swearing in of the newly elected Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad and the Deputy Chairperson, Thomas Quartey Kwesi, a veteran Ghanaian diplomat. (...)
[Panapress] 31/01/2017

Chadian minister secures AU top post
African Union leaders chose Chad’s candidate to head the 54-nation body on Monday at a summit where the divisive issues of Africa’s relationship to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Morocco’s readmission to the AU were on the agenda. In the last round of voting, Chadian Foreign Minister, (...)
[The Nation] 31/01/2017

Kenya: Kenya Loses AU Commission Chairmanship to Chad
[Capital FM] Addis Ababa -There were actual tears shed by the Kenyan delegation when it became clear that Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed would not become Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
[AllAfrica] 31/01/2017

Zimbabwe: Leadership Wrangles Rock Ruling Party
[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF secretary for administration, Ignatius Chombo, has moved to stop the readmission of the suspended Lacoste-linked Masvingo provincial chairperson, Ezra Chadzamira, reminding the renegade that he was still an ordinary card carrying member of the ruling (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/01/2017

Africa: AU Speaks Out on Trump - 'You Took Us as Slaves, Now Ban Refugees'
[Guardian Network] Chad's foreign minister has been elected as the new chair of the African Union Commission, pledging to place development and security at the top of his agenda and streamline the organisation's bureaucracy.
[AllAfrica] 31/01/2017

How Kenya's Amina lost to Chad's Mahamat in race for AUC chair
Ms Mohamed lost to Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat after seven rounds of voting.
[East Africa News Post] 31/01/2017

AU chair ushers in new era for continent
AU chair ushers in new era for continent
Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat has clinched Africa’s top job as AU Commission chair, ushering in a new era of leadership for the continent.
[IOL] 31/01/2017

Kenya: Chadian Foreign Minister elected new AU Chairperson
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Chadian foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat was elected the new Chairperson of the AU Commission on Monday during the 28th ordinary session of the AU Summit, after a landmark seventh round vote, officials said. (...)
[Panapress] 30/01/2017

Africa: Chad's Mahamat to Chair AU Commission
[News24Wire] Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat is the next AU Commission chairperson.
[AllAfrica] 30/01/2017

Chad's Mahamat new AU commission chairman
Chad's Mahamat new AU commission chairman
Chad Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat will be replacing African Union Commission chairwoman Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
[IOL] 30/01/2017

Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat new AU commission chairman
Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat new AU commission chairman
The foreign minister of Chad Moussa Faki Mahamat will be replacing African Union Commission chairwoman Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
[IOL] 30/01/2017

Africa: Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat to Head AU Commission
[allAfrica] It is being reported that Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected the new AU Commission Chairperson. He won by 28 votes to Amina Mohamed of Kenya's 25.
[AllAfrica] 30/01/2017

Africa: Guinea President Takes Over As AU Chairperson
[New Times] Guinea's President Alpha Conde has taken over as the new chairperson of the African Union from Chad President Idris Deby who on Monday completed his one year term at the helm of the continental body.
[AllAfrica] 30/01/2017

Chadian Mahamat succeeds Nkosazana at helm of AU Commission
Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected the African Union Commission chair in close race.
[East Africa News Post] 30/01/2017

Nigeria: Nigeria, Chad Seek U.S.$50 Billion to Recharge Shrinking Lake Chad
[Premium Times] Nigeria and Republic of Chad have called on the African Union, AU, and international donors to assist in raising $50 billion dollars for recharging of drying Lake Chad.
[AllAfrica] 30/01/2017

Mnangagwa allies, G40 in ugly Masvingo clash
ZANU PF in fighting in Masvingo Province reached new levels yesterday after a faction linked to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangwaga brought back suspended chairperson Ezra Chadzamira amid protests by members of G40. By Tatenda Chitagu The (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 29/01/2017

Congo: Chadian, Nigerien leaders in Congo for summit on Libyan crisis
Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Presidents Idriss Déby Itno of Chad, and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, arrived here on Thursday to take part in Friday's high-level summit of the African Union Committee on the Libyan crisis. Politics
[Panapress] 27/01/2017

US: Seven million people in Lake Chad basin ‘living on the edge’ – UN relief official
New York, US (PANA) - Spotlighting the desperate plight of millions in Africa’s Lake Chad basin, the top United Nations humanitarian official for the Sahel region on Monday called for international solidarity with the people in urgent need. (...)
[Panapress] 24/01/2017

Ethiopia: Central Africa’s most accomplished diplomat takes aim at AU post (A News Analysis by Kennedy Abwao, PANA Correspondent)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Moussa Faki Mahamat, the former Chadian Prime Minister, who is running for the post of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) believes in style and substance. Politics
[Panapress] 24/01/2017

UN: UN Security Council stresses need to address root causes of terrorist attacks in West Africa
New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council, strongly condemning all terrorist attacks in West Africa, particularly those carried out by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin, on Friday stressed the need to combat terrorism in all its forms and to address the conditions conducive to its (...)
[Panapress] 21/01/2017

Tanzania: Opposition Accuses Magufuli of Breaking Country's Constitution
[Citizen] Mwanza -The main opposition Chadema has raised an alarm over President John Magufuli's nomination of MPs,saying the Head of State had breached the Constitution by appointing more men than women as provided by the Mother (...)
[AllAfrica] 20/01/2017

NNPC, Schlumberger partners on frontier exploration
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has partner the Schlumberger to develop state-of-the-art technology to intensify search for commercial hydrocarbon deposits in Chad basin. NNPC in a statement signed by the Group General Manager Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu noted that Dr (...)
[Nigerian Pilot] 14/01/2017

Nigeria: UN Told Boko Haram's Humanitarian Crisis 'Overwhelming'
[Premium Times] The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, on Thursday told the Security Council that the humanitarian crisis caused by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin was "growing in dramatic fashion".
[AllAfrica] 13/01/2017

Chad: Habre Appeals Conviction, Life Sentence
[Al Jazeera] Lawyers for former Chadian president Hissene Habre have filed an appeal against his conviction for crimes against humanity, marking the final stage in a landmark case pursued by victims for more than 15 years.
[AllAfrica] 10/01/2017

US: Chad joins Afreximbank
New York, US (PANA) - Chad has become a full member of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the continental trade finance bank announced on Monday from its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Economy
[Panapress] 09/01/2017

Senegal: AI says Habré’s appeal trial marks final stage of landmark case
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) has said that the appeal hearing of former Chadian president Hissène Habré against his conviction for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture marks the final stage of proceedings in ''the landmark case". (...)
[Panapress] 09/01/2017

Nigeria: Boko Haram - Children Starve, Mothers Sell Sex to Survive
[Daily Trust] The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday said women in the Lake Chad basin had been forced to prostitute to survive.
[AllAfrica] 06/01/2017

In Lake Chad children starve while mothers sell sex to survive
In Lake Chad children starve while mothers sell sex to survive
The International Red Cross says the insurgency by Boko Haram, which has driven thousands from their homes, is forcing women into prostitution.
[IOL] 05/01/2017

Tanzania: Opposition MP Lema's Appeal Hearing Hits Wall Again
[Daily News] Arusha -Hearing of an appeal for bail filed by Arusha Urban MP on CHADEMA ticket, Godbless Lema, has once again hit a brick wall, which means he will have to spend more days in remand custody.
[AllAfrica] 29/12/2016

West Africa: Lake Chad Most Neglected Crisis Despite Hunger On 'Epic Scale'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -For out and out human suffering and almost zero media coverage, the food crisis sparked by Boko Haram in Nigeria and Niger was the pits, but Yemen shames us all
[AllAfrica] 22/12/2016

Tanzania: Mystery Around 7 Bodies Discovered in Ruvu River Deepens
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The mystery surrounding the seven bodies that were fished out of Ruvu River and disappearance of Chadema official Ben Saanane is yet to be resolved as the Police Force says it is still investigating both (...)
[AllAfrica] 22/12/2016

- Chadian radio station closed after reporting on clashes between herders and farmers
Radio Barkadjé was closed on the orders of the department’s prefect on 14 November after reporting a resumption of violent clashes between herders and farmers in an ongoing conflict over land use in the region.
[IFEX] 25/11/2016 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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