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Presidents Paul Kagame, Alpha Conde, Idriss Deby AU Chair Call for Urgent Reforms

Presidents Paul Kagame, Alpha Conde, Idriss Deby AU Chair Call for Urgent Reforms

Presidents Paul Kagame, Alpha Conde of Guinea, and Idriss Deby of Chad, and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, yesterday, called for urgency in the implementation of the African Union reforms adopted in January this year in readiness for the rapid changes in the global context. The Heads of State and AU Commission chairperson […]

France still forcing 14 African countries to pay colonial tax

France still forcing 14 African countries to pay colonial tax

80% of the 10 countries with the lowest literacy rates in the WORLD among adults are in francophone Africa. Namely: Benin (40%), Burkina Faso (26%), Chad (34%), Côte d’Ivoire (49%), Guinea (29%), Mali (23%), Niger (29%), and Senegal (42%). This spectacular result is achieved after over 150 years of French colonization! During the almost 200 […]

AU Chairman President Alpha Conde Urges African Leaders to Cut Ties with France

AU Chairman President Alpha Conde Urges African Leaders to Cut Ties with France

Guinea’s president, who also serves as African Union (AU) chairman, has called on African countries to “cut the umbilical chord with France” so as to initiate the continent’s development. Speaking at the 12th International Salon of Agriculture, held in Morocco’s northern city of Meknes late Monday, Alpha Conde harshly criticized western countries — singling out […]

Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced with graffiti

Chad’s ancient Ennedi cave paintings defaced with graffiti

Ancient cave paintings at a world heritage site in the Sahara desert have been defaced with graffiti, Chad’s minister of culture has told the BBC. The graffiti drawn on the paintings, which are about 8,000 years old, was “a tragedy… offensive to the whole history and memory of Chad,” Mahamat Saleh Haroun said. Vandals scrawled […]

Nigeria, Lake Chad Region Porous Borders Pose Threats to Security, Lives

Nigeria, Lake Chad Region Porous Borders Pose Threats to Security, Lives

The Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor has said that the greatest challenge of troops before now is the porosity of borders between the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon and in Lake Chad region. Irabor raised the alarm yesterday, when a delegation of United Nations Security Council, led by its president, […]

The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis

The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis

Civilians have been caught between unresponsive governments and the violence of Boko Haram. But 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. On February 24, a conference organised by Norway, Germany and Nigeria brought together […]

Nigeria Did Not Pledge $1 Billion to Recharge Lake Chad – Minister

Nigeria Did Not Pledge $1 Billion to Recharge Lake Chad – Minister

The Federal Government says it did not pledge $1 billion 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, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in Abuja at a news conference on the visit of the UNSC delegation to Nigeria. The […]

‘Holistic Thinking’ Needed for Peace, Development in Lake Chad Region – Deputy UN Chief Mohammed

‘Holistic Thinking’ Needed for Peace, Development in Lake Chad Region – Deputy UN Chief Mohammed

Highlighting the multifaceted nature of the crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, the deputy United Nations chief underlined the need for a holistic approach that includes responding to the Boko Haram as well as closing the gap between humanitarian assistance and development interventions. “Lasting recovery will entail supporting reconstruction of schools, health centres, and reviving […]

Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures

Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures

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 demobilised militants. Executive Summary Since early 2015, attacks in Chad […]

Boko Haram Insurgents In The Lake Chad Basin Not Yet Defeated – United Nations

Boko Haram Insurgents In The Lake Chad Basin Not Yet Defeated – United Nations

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. The delegation of the UN Security Council to the Lake Chad Basin disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. The delegation made up of […]

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