Chad - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Libya: Gaddafi and his Mali-Chad Tuareg mercenaries Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:39:41 +0100 As an international intervention to stop Colonel Muammar Gaddafi from committing further atrocities against Libyans continue, the north African country's leader remains impassive and has sworn to win this battle at all costs. The self professed Libyan "Guide" is relying on his armed forces and a number of African mercenaries. But the so-called mercenaries, mostly Tuaregs, have another problem at hand. Stéphanie Plasse North Africa: Child soldier recruitment still rampant Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:18:50 +0100 The recruitment of children into militia groups is still a concern in northern Africa as recruiters use child soldiers already in their ranks to lure new recruits with money, clothes and cigarettes. The revelation, made by Amnesty International, also highlights the role of family or ethnic loyalties in the recruitment process. Countries like Sudan and Chad were especially identified as nations where the recruitment of infants into governmental and rebellious brigades is still rampant. Konye Obaji Ori Untangling Central Africa for business Tue, 07 Sep 2010 14:38:14 +0200 As the proper role of government continue to debated in much of the free world, Africans, and in particular Central Africans can only wish they lived in relatively free economic and political environments, instead of the increasingly morbid fear that characterise their daily lives. Chofor Che Omar el-Bashir, a source of African-European conflict? Fri, 23 Jul 2010 21:44:15 +0200 Sudanese President al-Bashir is still in Chad where he is attending a summit of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD). The European Union (EU) Thursday urged Chad to honour its obligations towards the International Criminal Court (ICC) by arresting the Sudanese president who has been on its territory since Wednesday afternoon. N'Djamena, meanwhile, has chosen to build on its recent reconciliation with Khartoum and will likely suffer repercussion from the ICC. Meanwhile, the African Union (AU) is sticking to its position as it continues to refuse to cooperate with the ICC in order to preserve peace in the troubled country. Prince Ofori-Atta, Leila Kaddour-Boudadi Mugabe, Zenawi, Bashir, Afwerki, Mubarak, Biya... World's worst despots list Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:19:42 +0200 A United States based think tank, Foreign Policy/Fund for Peace has ranked President Mugabe as the second worse despots in the world after North Korean Kim Jongil. The nearly 90-ear-old Zimbabwean president is followed by the presidents of Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt... Alice Chimora Chad President drives UN mission out despite insecurities Wed, 26 May 2010 03:20:20 +0200 Displaced Chadians and refugees from the Sudanese province of Darfur will sort out their own security as the 4,375-strong United Nations forces prepare to withdraw. Amnesty International has however warned that the UN decision could endanger hundreds of thousands of refugees in the region. Konye Obaji Ori FAO steps up aid to Sahel pastoralists: Poor rains impact food production in Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mali Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:43:22 +0200 FAO is stepping up aid to herders and pastoralists in Niger and Chad amid a growing food crisis caused by last year's poor rains that have resulted in a steep decline in agricultural production and dried out livestock pastures. Terrorism in Africa: Best way forward is economic development Mon, 22 Mar 2010 14:11:59 +0100 Representatives from seven African countries met, Tuesday, March 16, in Algiers to assess the security situation in the Sahel-Saharan region. Participants at the conference stressed the urgent need to address economic development in the region. Djamel Belayachi Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Mission to Chad Thu, 18 Mar 2010 18:21:04 +0100 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission led by Mr. Christian Josz visited the Republic of Chad during March 4-17, 2010 to conduct discussions for the 2010 Article IV Consultation and to hold discussions on a possible Staff Monitored Program for Chad. The mission held constructive discussions with Prime Minister Emmanuel Nadingar, Finance Minister Gata Ngoulou, Infrastructure Minister Adoum Younousmi, and other senior officials. The mission also met representatives of the private sector, trade unions, civil society, and the donor community. Chad brokers peace with Sudan over Darfur in Qatar Wed, 24 Feb 2010 01:36:02 +0100 The government of Chad has succeeded in brokering a peace treaty between Darfur's main rebel groups, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), and the Khartoum government of northern Sudan. Konye Obaji Ori Chad and Sudan seek better ties in a surprise move Mon, 08 Feb 2010 18:58:08 +0100 Chad and Sudan have moved to mend broken diplomatic ties in a bid to bolster security in both countries. President of Chad, Mr. Idriss Deby has travelled to Sudan to meet with the Khartoum government of Omar al-Bashir. Konye Obaji Ori U.S. Welcomes Normalization of Chad-Sudan Relations Thu, 21 Jan 2010 19:16:46 +0100 The United States congratulates the Governments of Chad and Sudan on the signing of the January 15 agreements in N'Djamena to normalize relations. The two countries have agreed to prevent armed groups from using the territory of either state against the interests of the other and to establish mechanisms to monitor their common border. Chad: International Committee of the Red Cross staff member abducted Wed, 11 Nov 2009 17:57:37 +0100 An expatriate staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was abducted by several armed men Tuesday night in the village of Kawa, in eastern Chad, near the border with Sudan. France to answer for arms sale to an African country? Thu, 01 Oct 2009 20:22:05 +0200 Last year, Paris supplied Chad with weapons worth about 13 million euros. Last year, Paris supplied Chad with weapons worth about 13 million euros. Several NGOs have accused France of not honouring its commitment not to arm countries that violate human rights. They demand a parliamentary inquiry. René Dassié Chad imprisons Child Soldiers: UN demand their release Mon, 01 Jun 2009 14:17:33 +0200 Unicef and the International Committee of the Red Cross have demanded the release of over 80 child soldiers imprisoned by the government of Chad. The child soldiers fought for the rebel Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) against the Chadian army in Am Dam, eastern Chad. Konye Obaji Ori