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Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad

Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad

Halima Yakoy Adam won’t forget 22nd December in 2015, the day she was supposed to carry out a suicide bomb attack in the Lac Region town of Bol, 200 km north of N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, in Central Africa. “It was market day in Bol and I was with two other girls who like […]

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

As Millions Face Hunger in Sahel, More Accountability Is Needed to Attract Support, Warns Red Cross President

About 5.8 million people across Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal are struggling to get enough food and require immediate assistance. To respond to their needs adequately, humanitarian actors need to manage well the funding they receive from their partners and well-wishers, warned Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red […]

Sudan, Chad Continue Border Security Cooperation

Sudan, Chad Continue Border Security Cooperation

Sudan and Chad have agreed to enhance security cooperation and promote economic, social and political relations on the joint border area. On Monday, the governor of West Darfur, Hussein Yassin Hamad, discussed ways to promote bilateral cooperation in all fields with a delegation from the Chadian consulate in El Geneina. Hamad pointed out that the […]

How the Elite Take Billions Offshore – Revealing The Secret Scams of The Rich And Powerful

How the Elite Take Billions Offshore – Revealing The Secret Scams of The Rich And Powerful

From Cape Verde’s white-sand beaches to Niger’s vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow. Government officials, arms merchants and corporations have spirited away millions of dollars from destitute West African nations through offshore tax havens, an investigation by journalists from the region and […]

UNICEF warns 5.6 million Lake Chad Basin children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

UNICEF warns 5.6 million Lake Chad Basin children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. “The rains will further complicate what is already a dire humanitarian situation, as millions of […]

‘Security vacuum’ in Central Africa may be exploited by armed groups

‘Security vacuum’ in Central Africa may be exploited by armed groups

The United Nations envoy for Central Africa today expressed his concern that the withdrawal of troops from the regional force by some contributing countries would create a security vacuum that may be exploited by an armed group. “The continued threat by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to regional stability should not be underestimated, in particular […]

Court convicts Hissene Habre for human rights abuse against thousands

Court convicts Hissene Habre for human rights abuse against thousands

An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of Hissene Habre, former Chad president, on war crimes charges. The court also ruled on Thursday that millions of dollars of compensation awarded to more than 4,000 victims would be managed by a trust fund. The trial against Habre began in July 2015, though victims and survivors […]

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 […]

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