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A Screaming Man at Cannes: Chad Director Speaks About Failed Fathers

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It's the only film from sub-Saharan Africa in the Competition at Cannes: Mahamet-Saleh Haroun's deeply sad movie about a father, fired from his job as a pool attendant, who betrays his own son.

Famine in Chad

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mia Farrow

Mao is a sand swept town in the Kanem region in the far west of Chad. It is the most desolate and powerfully beautiful place I have ever seen, and the babies there are dying.

Food crisis in Sahel - Looking for food in anthills

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Almost 10 million people across West Africa are facing a food crisis following erratic rains that have caused poor food harvests and water shortages. ...

Chad, Home to Sudanese Refugees, Wants UN to Leave

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

In this barren sandy moonscape, UN troops replaced European peacekeepers last March. Recently, Chad asked the UN to leave, but the reasons for their request are opaque.

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Week's Top Story in Foreign Affairs: Iran Ramps it Up This week, on the eve of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the Iranian gover...

Justice Denied in Africa

Reed Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reed Brody

A fair trial for Hissene Habré would strike a blow against the cycle of impunity in which leaders brutalize their countries, pillage their treasuries and then eventually move next door to join their bank accounts.

Regional Instability Leaves No Room for Refuge

Refugees International | Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The conflicts in central and eastern Africa are so intertwined that I sometimes confuse myself when taking in my daily dose of displacement and humani...

A new article on the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

 I read a strong piece today on AlterNet, A Humanitarian Disaster in the Making Along the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline -- Who's Watching?, written b...

Chad: Changes in Climate Limit Resources For Refugees

Refugees International | Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Chad, Home News

Since the creation of the Ken and Darcy Bacon Center for the Study of Climate Displacement, I've thought about how displacement caused by climate chan...

A Crucial Year Ahead for Sudan

Rob Crilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Crilly

Twice in 2010 voters will go to the polls in make or break moments with the potential to cement slow-running reforms or tip Africa's biggest nation into the abyss.

Christiane Badgley's "Chad-Cameroon: Crude Awakening"

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The World Bank-supported Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline has been operational for over six years, but the controversy surrounding the so-called oil for dev...

New Year: Is There Hope for the Darfuri People, for Us?

Lee Bycel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lee Bycel

Why did I spend Rosh Hashanah in Darfuri refugee camps in Eastern Chad? Why would a rabbi welcome the Jewish New Year in a place where there are no Jews?

Will We Heed the Wake-Up Call in Africa's Resource Conflicts?

Alex Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Thurston

Westerners must do more than sympathize with Africans. We must seek to understand the causes of their predicaments: a deadly intersection of climate change, war, and displacement.

Chad: Protect Children from Rebel Recruitment

Refugees International | Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Sudan, Chad, Home News

When my colleague Erin Weir and I visited refugee camps in eastern Chad this past May, we heard repeated concerns of child recruitment by armed groups...

Chad: "We Would Like Some English Dictionaries"

Refugees International | Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Sudan, Chad, Home News

Two years ago I tried to visit Darfur to conduct an assessment mission with Refugees International, but was blocked from traveling there by the govern...

Lack of Votes, Lack of Water

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

India successfully coordinated an election involving 700 million participants. Now, it needs to put that effort into bringing them water.

Oxfam: Global Humanitarian Aid Set To Sink Due To Climate Change (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Climate change might be inevitable, but according to an Oxfam report, the number of people who die and are made destitute due to ensuing natural disas...

Beyond Band-Aids for Darfur?

Monika Kalra Varma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Monika Kalra Varma

The U.S. has an opportunity to lead the international community beyond the band-aid solutions of the past to work to avert disaster, but the window is closing.

George Clooney Videoblog: A Bathroom Tour, Andy Rooney Impression And Nicholas Kristof Showering

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

George Clooney filmed a personal videoblog ("the Clooney cam") during a trip he took to Chad with NBC and some of the footage is now online, from a ba...

Nick Kristof, George Clooney Share A Guest House In Chad

New York Times | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

So I'm bunking with George Clooney in a little room in a guest house here in eastern Chad, near Darfur in Sudan. We each have a mattress on the floor,...

Ann Curry Blogs En Route To Darfur

Daily Nightly | Ann Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SOMEWHERE IN CHAD -- Our NBC News team has landed in Africa and is again heading to the edge of Darfur, gearing up to report a pivotal moment in this ...

Judge Orders Release of Guantanamo's Forgotten Child

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Just two weeks ago, in a habeas corpus case in a Washington D.C. court, Judge Richard Leon turned the clock back to January 11, 2002 (the day Guantán...

Try President Bashir, But Prepare For The Consequences

Jirair Ratevosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jirair Ratevosian

There is no question that Bashir has earned his day in Court. But the world must take Bashir's threats of "more violence and blood in Darfur" seriously and prepare accordingly.

A Triangle of Human Suffering

Mia Farrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mia Farrow

As long as we are more concerned about protecting the interests of governments and businesses than protecting people from needless suffering and death, tragedies like those in Darfur and Chad will continue.

George Clooney Heads To Africa As Oscar Noms Announced

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

George Clooney travelled to Chad on Tuesday as a U.N. "messenger of peace" after spending time in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, U.N. sources said. ...