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Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

Violence Against Women Increases Daily In Chad

When researchers began looking at efforts by a development charity to improve resilience to climate change among rural communities in eastern Chad, they found something they hadn’t anticipated. Many of the women they interviewed talked not about drought or failed crops as their biggest worry but instead about the widespread violence they and other women […]

US Lifts Travel Ban On Chad

US Lifts Travel Ban On Chad

The United States announced Tuesday the lifting of its six-month ban on visitors and immigrants from Chad, saying the country had met key security requirements for vetting travelers. “The president announced today that Chad has raised its security standards to meet important baseline US national security requirements,” the Department of Homeland Security announced. “Therefore, its […]

Victory At Last For Hissene Habre Victims

Victory At Last For Hissene Habre Victims

 HUMAN rights groups believe the African Union’s adoption of a trust fund for victims of former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, is a major step towards justice. The trust fund will now be able to start collecting and disbursing reparations for victims of Habré regime that ruled between 1982 and 1990. Victims requested reparations for serious […]

IMF Approves $312 million 3-year Credit For Chad

IMF Approves $312 million 3-year Credit For Chad

The International Monetary Fund has approved a $312 million three-year credit programme for Chad to help boost an economy hit by low oil prices, big debt and lasting security issues. The Extended Credit Facility, $48.8 million of which will be made available immediately, aims to help diversify the economy away from oil, reduce debt and […]

Exxon Settles Dispute With Chad, Avoiding $74 Billion Fine

Exxon Settles Dispute With Chad, Avoiding $74 Billion Fine

Exxon Mobil Corp. reached a settlement with Chad over tax payments, avoiding a $74 billion fine the Central African country had imposed on the oil major. The deal also means that Exxon will be able to keep its exploration permit in the country through 2050, Chad Petroleum Minister Bechir Madet said after a meeting with Christian Lenoble, […]

Kenya Loses AU Commission Chairmanship To Chad

Kenya Loses AU Commission Chairmanship To Chad

 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. Soon after the vote, President Uhuru Kenyatta himself left the African Union headquarters leaving his Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu to wish the new AU Chair Moussa Mahamat […]

High Birth Rates And Poverty Undermine A Generation Of African Children – Report

High Birth Rates And Poverty Undermine A Generation Of African Children – Report

African children will make up nearly half the world’s poorest people by 2030 if nothing is done to reverse existing trends, according to a report. Despite economic growth, one in five children will live in poverty because of high fertility rates, inequality and deep-seated privation, according to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The first of […]

Hissène Habré Ordered To Pay Millions For Crimes Against Humanity In Chad

Hissène Habré Ordered To Pay Millions For Crimes Against Humanity In Chad

The former dictator of Chad has been ordered to pay millions of dollars to victims of rape, torture and bereavement by a court in Senegal. Hissène Habré, who in May was convicted of crimes against humanity by the Extraordinary African Chambers, a court set up specifically to try him, must pay his victims up to […]

Violence Around Lake Chad Is Leading Nowhere – Just Deepening Divides

Violence Around Lake Chad Is Leading Nowhere – Just Deepening Divides

The male recovery ward in the hospital is all in blue: blue sheets, pillows, curtains. Outside, the temperature hovers around 40 degrees: inside, large fans keep the air moving. All the beds are occupied by adults – except one. Eight-year-old Abba is the exception. He’s hunched against the wall under the window, and he watches […]

Malaria Scheme Cuts Child Deaths During Sahel’s Rainy Season

Malaria Scheme Cuts Child Deaths During Sahel’s Rainy Season

A project that has cut death rates, reduced outbreaks and strengthened fragile health systems in Africa’s Sahel region by distributing anti-malaria drugs to millions of vulnerable children is facing a supply chain bottleneck, say health officials and experts. The innovative Access-SMC project, funded by Unitaid and run by the Malaria Consortium in partnership with Catholic […]

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