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Ex-Dictator To Face 100 Victims In Court In A Trial Making African History

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.18.2015 | World

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The bodies came daily. Sometimes 10, sometimes 20 lives lost to torture, malnutrition or sickness in prison in Chad, say survi...

Male Suicide Bomber In Burqa Disguise Kills 15 In Chad's Capital

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

By Madjiasra Nako and Moumine Ngarmbassa N'DJAMENA, July 11 (Reuters) - A man dressed in a woman's burqa blew himself up in the main market in Chad...

5 Crucial Facts About Childhood Hunger, Poverty In Chad

blogs.unicef.org.uk | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact

Today the BBC is reporting from Mongo, Chad, looking at the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and what challenges remain. The fi...

Sudan's Prospects for Reform

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of declarations to pursue reform following South Sudan's secession from Sudan in 2011, the political landscape in Sudan has remained bleak, with the government of Omar al-Bashir continuing to repress the country's marginalized populations.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

In Defeat, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan Has His Finest Hour

Milton Allimadi | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Milton Allimadi

Nigerian voters have also sent a strong message to ordinary Africans throughout the continent. If Nigerians can vote for a candidate of their choice, even unseating an incumbent president, voters in other African countries can do the same.

From Food Security to Regional Security: How Community Resilience Can Prevent Conflict in Africa

Darius Mans | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Darius Mans

All told, the project reached approximately 180,000 people across two regions of the country. With this rising tide, and with new knowledge and skills to keep growing, communities can start distancing themselves from severe poverty and scarcity.

Chasing Refugee Crises, Then Forgetting

Gabriel Stauring | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Gabriel Stauring

We keep chasing crises. The international community -- humanitarians, journalists, funders, and general public -- go from one emergency to another, forgetting the ones left behind, until we end up back at an old one because... it's again a crisis!

One Woman's Story Of Hunger In Darfur Refugee Camps

Gabriel Stauring | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Gabriel Stauring

Mothers like Achta will do all within their power to feed their children, but sometimes the reality is that it's just not possible. As a result, the children pay the price. The damage to their bodies and minds is irreversible.

Implications of Boko Haram's Allegiance to the Islamic State

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.09.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

By pledging allegiance to Daoesh, Boko Haram will surely gain more credibility and attract more recruits, making it even more difficult for the region's governments to successfully combat it.

Multinational Force Launches Offensive On Boko Haram

AP | By KRISTA LARSON and DALATOU MAMANE | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Forces from Chad and Niger opened a new front in the regional military fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, ...

U.S. Army To Provide Equipment, Intelligence To Fight Boko Haram

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

By Daniel Flynn N'DJAMENA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist ...

Boko Haram Attacks Another African Country

Reuters | Madjiasra Nako | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

N'DJAMENA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters attacked a village in Chad on Friday, the first known lethal attack in that country by ...

Chad Forces Drive Boko Haram From Nigerian Border Town

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus st...

Chad: Torture Survivors Finally Get Their Day in Court

Henri Thulliez | Posted 02.03.2015 | World
Henri Thulliez

"They owe me a child, they're going to pay for what happened to my child!" shouted Oumar Goujda as he stood before the presiding judge of N'Djamena's Criminal Court on November 21.

The Outpost That Doesn't Exist in the Country You Can't Locate

Nick Turse | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Nick Turse

In its shadowy "pivot" to Africa, the U.S. military has compiled a record remarkably low on successes and high on blowback. Is it time to add Chad to this growing list?

The Landlocked Island

Dennis Walto | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Dennis Walto

The new refugee caseload now joins the Darfur refugees from the east who have lived in Chad for more than 10 years. In looking at the geographic pressures from all sides, Chad prepares to become the Jordan of Africa, the eye of the regional storm.

A Tale of Boko Haram, Political Correctness, Feminism and the Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

As the situation confronting kidnapped women in Nigeria continues to deteriorate, the need for international solidarity has never been greater. The 276 teenage women, who were kidnapped at gunpoint by Islamist group Boko Haram, have been held captive for more than a month.

Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Cannes Juror, Exceptional Filmmaker

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

At this year's Dubai International Film Festival, I had the privilege of sitting with Mahamat-Saleh Haroun for a talk.

Pee-Shy: Dr. Frank Spinelli Exposes His Struggles With Child Molestation, Paruresis and Finding True Love in NYC

Austin Head | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Austin Head

Pee-Shy takes you through a whirlwind of emotions from the grand fears of childhood to the small disappointments of adulthood. Dr. Spinelli shines a bright light into deep shadows of child molestation from the view of the victim ... it is a brave endeavor.

France's 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since Operation Sangaris was launched, however, the French military has proven powerless to stop the sectarian violence, which took more than a thousand lives in Bangui last month.

What You Need to Know About U.S. Intervention in Central African Republic

John Glaser | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
John Glaser

Many have noted the lack of clear strategic interests in CAR. So why did the White House choose to intervene? And why this particular way? What is the likelihood of successfully improving the humanitarian situation? Is there a risk of mission creep?

Africa's Sahel Region To Receive $8.25 Billion

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Bank and the European Union are pledging $8.25 billion to boost economic growth and fight poverty ...

UN Elects 5 New Security Council Members

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia and Chad easily won coveted seats on the U.N. Security Council Thursday, despite criticism from human rights grou...