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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Cannes Juror, Exceptional Filmmaker

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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...

Bashir's Right Hand Man Comes To New York

John Prendergast | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
John Prendergast

The regime in which Hamad serves has ruled Sudan with an iron fist since its coup in 1989. It's time for a real peace process that can set forth the terms of peaceful democratic change. The Sudanese people are in the streets, resiliently calling for change.

Why the World Bank Continues to Fund Environmental Destruction

Peter Bosshard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Peter Bosshard

If the Chad-Cameroon pipeline is a prism, what is wrong with the World Bank's approach? A new book by Bruce Rich, a veteran Bank observer and critic, provides a compelling answer.

Mandela, Obama, and the Opportunities in Africa

Jack Healey | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Jack Healey

My hope is the president's visit will be appreciated not as merely a president but as a student given a chance to learn, to absorb and come home to a devotion back towards human rights.

The Central African Republic: The Emerging Pakistan of Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) has deteriorated in recent months with worsening humanitarian conditions, lawlessness and violence between the Christian and Muslim communities.

Attempted Coup In Chad Foiled By Security Forces

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

N'DJAMENA, May 2 (Reuters) - Security forces in Chad foiled a coup against the government of President Idriss Deby that had been in preparation for ...

Hissen, a Brave Boy

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

In medicine, we are taught to examine a patient by first looking and then palpating (or touching). Next, we percuss (a gentle knocking on the patient which often is not needed) and then we auscultate (or listen with our stethoscope). The routine is unconscious after doing it enough.

The Central African Republic: Implications of Africa's "Phantom State"

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.

Tens Of Thousands Flee New Darfur Fighting

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2013 | World

N'DJAMENA, April 12 (Reuters) - Some 50,000 Sudanese have fled into southeastern Chad in the past week following fresh tribal conflict in the restiv...

Mahmood Digs U2

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Nothing beats having fun in medicine and helping a child get through a potentially painful procedure. Was it Bono in action on stage, a great song by an incredible band or a cool little gizmo that helped Mahmood and me get this test done?

Elephant Massacre in Chad

Christina M. Russo | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Christina M. Russo

In what is being called the worst elephant massacre in Africa this year, poachers have recently killed as many as 89 elephants in Chad.

Marion Comes to the MSF Tree Clinic

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Marion, age 3, was first registered in our malnutrition program. She was measured and found to be 90 centimeters tall and was only 9.9 kilograms. For her to be moderately malnourished she had to be at least 11 kilograms.

Al-Bashir to Visit Chad... Again

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

A few weeks ago, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir made major news headlines when he visited neighboring Chad to attend the summit of the Community o...

House call to... Chad: The Good Name of MSF

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Generations of MSF'ers have struggled alongside the Chadians for the past 31 years we have been here. I silently thanked my predecessors. Their hard work and dedication has built the good name of MSF.

Will Chad Harbor ICC Indictee Al Bashir?

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

President Omar Al-Bashir will be visiting Chad this coming weekend to participate in the Summit of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States. The Sudanese president is subject to two arrest warrants for atrocities committed against his own people in Darfur.

Has France Won in Mali?

Rajan Menon | Posted 04.12.2013 | World
Rajan Menon

For now, France has achieved its objectives, at minimal costs and to general acclaim. But the crisis is not over. As it unfolds, France will find that it is unable to influence the course of events as decisively as it has in weeks past.

Implications of Political Change in the Central African Republic

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If we consider what has happened in countries such as Mali and Sudan, and what is now happening in the CAR, it appears that radical political change in the failed or failing states of SSA is the new normal.

Well-Meant Traditions Kill Chad's Underfed Children

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

MOUSSORO, Chad -- On the day of their son's surgery, the family woke before dawn. They saddled their horses and set out across the 12-mile-long carpet...

Hard to Leave

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

As much as I miss my son and am certainly ready for a meal that consists of more than rice and sauce and a day when I am not covered in dust, I feel very sad to have the trip end.

Hats Off to the Aid Workers

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

It is these workers who not only breathe life back into the bereft genocide survivor, but who also help that survivor re-ignite her own spark.