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As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action

Toby Lanzer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Toby Lanzer

Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.

Morocco's Dependable Friendship Warrants American Gratitude and Support

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Morocco has earned a particular expression of gratitude lately because of what its government has accomplished just this year alone in our joint battle against radical Islam.

Seashells in the Sahara

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 01.11.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Christmas Day I saw a partridge in a pear tree. Only there wasn't a pear tree, there were four partridges, and I was in the middle of the Sahara Deser...

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

My Date With Chad

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 12.11.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

If you're reading this after December 14th, I'll be on holiday alone in Chad, a landlocked country that sits between Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, ...

Suspected Boko Haram Triple Suicide Bombing Kills 27 At Chad Market

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.05.2015 | World

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A triple suicide bombing at a market on an island in Lake Chad on Saturday killed at least 27 people and injured 90 others, sa...

By The Numbers: Boko Haram Is Worse Than ISIS

Vocativ | Posted 11.20.2015 | World

The Nigerian terrorist group eclipsed ISIS for the morbid title of most deadly terrorist group in 2014, killing 6,644 people in various attacks throughout Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon.

Suspected Boko Haram Suicide Blasts Kill Dozens In Chad

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.10.2015 | World

N'DJAMENA, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Five suicide bombers killed 33 people in Chad and wounded 51 more in a coordinated attack suspected to be the work of t...

As Europe Considers Asylum Policy, World's Poorest Teach Us Lessons of Humanity

Toby Lanzer | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Toby Lanzer

One in every five people in Diffa was not there some months ago but has now fled from the raging violence. The provincial capital has become a safe haven for many; its capacity to cope with the arrival is stretched to the limits.

Lighting Africa's Solar Revolution

Alex Honnold | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Alex Honnold

This trend toward clean, distributed power is gaining momentum across the globe. But it's in the developing world that there's the most need and the most opportunity.

Boko Haram's Young Victims Process Trauma Through Heartbreaking Drawings

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact

After Abeni, 16, escaped Boko Haram’s wrath in Nigeria, she hoped her increasing nightmare would come to an end. The terror group killed her par...

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 | 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...