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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 […]

The Wodaabe men competing for love in the deserts of Chad

The Wodaabe men competing for love in the deserts of Chad

How the men of Chad’s Wodaabe culture put on their make-up and don their best clothes to impress would-be brides at a week-long festival. Wodaabe men perform the “Yaake” ritual dance as part of the Gerewol, a week-long courtship ceremony in Chad. It must be one of the only African cultures which allows girls to […]

As the humanitarian scale-up in Lake Chad Basin, govts and donors are urged to do their part

As the humanitarian scale-up in Lake Chad Basin, govts and donors are urged to do their part

On Friday, February 24, the countries of the Lake Chad region – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, donor governments such as Norway and Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, and international organisations are gathering for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region. It is imperative that they all come ready […]

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A new drug could soon lead to a cure for AIDS, according to evidence gleaned from recent experiments in Israel. The drug, which is named Gammora, has been effectively killing high amounts of the cells that cause the debilitating disease that breaks down the body’s immune system, the Jewish Press reported Tuesday. Gammora was credited […]

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