NGO tasks federal government on security in IDP camps during elections
The Centre for Community Health and Development (CHAD) International has urged the federal government to beef up security at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Adamawa state to enable them participate in the general elections. Team leader in Adamawa, Paul Ekere, who visited the two official IDP camps and other displaced persons settlements in…
102 Nigerians in Chad’s prisons – Embassy
The Embassy of Nigeria in Chad on Friday said no fewer than 102 Nigerians were in the country’s prisons, serving varying jail terms. Charge d’Affaires in the embassy Mr Nasiru Waje disclosed this in N’djamena to some Nigerian journalists on a working visit to Chad. He said that the inmates, some of whom had not…
15 suspected jihadists killed in joint French-Niger operation
Some 15 suspected jihadists have been killed near the Niger-Mali border by a joint franco-nigerien task force, the French military high command said. "On the night of December 27 (...) an air raid mounted by fighters and Tiger attack helicopters struck" jihadists gathered near Tongo Tongo, in southwestern Niger, the high command said in a…
Chad president in first-ever visit to Israel
Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno is due to arrive in Israel on Sunday for a first-ever visit to the country, decades after diplomatic relations were severed between the two nations.
Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from South Africa
Two of six critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes five months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals, officials said Sunday. Rhinos in Chad were wiped out by poaching nearly 50 years ago, and the six rhinos were intended to establish a new…
Ecologist’s perspective on herdsmen and farmers crisis - Part 2
Grazing by animals is a very intense form of deforestation. In most instances humans are selective when it comes to removal of vegetation and usually make room for the plants to regenerate, but as mentioned above, animals in times of scarcity eat virtually anything that comes their way, except of course the poisonous plants. So…
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 18 in Chadian village
Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 farmers and kidnapped nine women in western Chad, authorities said, part of a wave of violence that has spread from neighbouring Nigeria across the region.
18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad
Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday
Governors’ forum to hold conference on cross-border cooperation
The Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum (LCBGF) has announced plans to hold a conference on regional cross-border cooperation. The meeting is to address socio-economic and gender inequalities, as well as environmental challenges affecting the areas. Members of the forum, involving Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria are expected to find a political process to preventing further…
Chad president vows anti-corruption drive for new republic
Chad President Idriss Deby on Friday vowed to crack down on entrenched graft as he signed a decree to create a new republic based on constitutional changes attacked by the opposition.
Chad lawmakers to vote on new constitution
Chadian lawmakers vote Monday on a controversial change to the constitution that will bolster President Idriss Deby's powers and which opposition groups warn will damage democracy in the landlocked African state.