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2017-03-29 Sudan-Chad Forces Move in As Abducted Frenchman Sighted in West Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] West Darfur -A French national kidnapped by Sudanese militiamen from Goz Beida, south of Abeche in Chad last week has been sighted in West Darfur. A joint Sudanese-Chadian force has surrounded the area.

2017-03-28 Buhari Approves Establishment of Naval Base in Lake Chad to Boost Security
[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of an operational base for the Nigeria Navy in the Lake Chad with the intention to boost security in the strategic zone.

2017-03-28 Buhari Approves Establishment of Naval Base in Lake Chad
[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the establishment of an operational base for the Nigeria Navy in the Lake Chad with the intention to boost security in the strategic zone.

2017-03-27 Chadian Forces Killed in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Um Dukhun / Abeche -Sudanese militants attacked a Chadian commissioner and killed two of his bodyguards in Sudanese territory on Friday, following the disarmament of Chadian forces. A French national has been kidnapped in Chad and reportedly taken to Sudan.

2017-03-27 Sudan Works With Chad, France to Find Kidnapped Frenchman
[RFI] Sudanese security agents have launched a search for a Frenchman who was kidnapped in neighbouring Chad on Thursday. Officials in Khartoum say this follows Chadian Security Minister Ahmat Mahamat Bachir's announcement oin Friday that the man, who works for a mining company, had been taken to their country.

2017-03-27 Second Fair for Sudanese Products in Ndjamena Opened
[SNA] Khartoum -The Second Exhibition of Sudanese Products inaugurated, Sunday, in Ndjamena , Chad, with participation of a number of Sudanese companies.

2017-03-27 Foreign Minister - Sudan Follows Up Conditions of French Hostage Via Contacts With Authorities in Chad and France
[SNA] Khartoum -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, has affirmed Sudan concern with the issue of the French hostage, indicating that Sudan remained following up the issue of the French hostage through the coordination with the Chadian authorities, within the context of the joint Sudanese - Chadian Forces and also via contacts with the French authorities and intelligence for the sake of release of the hostage.

2017-03-23 Le Pen Visit to Chad Causes Outcry
[Deutsche Welle] The French far-right presidential candidate has positioned herself as a champion of African sovereignty. But her visit to the French military base in N'Djamena was condemned by some local politicians.

2017-03-25 Journalists in Hiding After Threats
[CPJ] Abuja -Chadian domestic intelligence officers should cease harassing and attempting to intimidate journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists have gone into hiding following harassment from National Security Agency (ANS) officers in recent weeks, and another was detained and forced to apologize for his work.

2017-03-24 Moment of Truth for Chadian Dictator Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity
[The Conversation Africa] On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison.

2017-03-23 French National Kidnapped in Chad
[RFI] A French national was kidnapped on Thursday in eastern Chad, a French military source and a Chadian security source said.

2017-03-20 The Hidden Opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin Crisis
[ISS] While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that.

2017-03-21 Chad - Cave Paintings Defaced
[Cameroon Tribune] Chad's culture minister says that ancient cave paintings at a world heritage site have been defaced. Mahamat Saleh Haroun told the AFP news agency that unknown vandals had scrawled over the 4000-year-old depictions of animals and people that decorate the sandstone caves of the Ennedi Plateau in the north-east of the country. When Mr Haroun became culture minister in February, he said one of his aims was to promote the country's tourist sites. The natural and cultural landscape of the Ennedi Massif was decl

2017-03-14 Who Is New AU Head and What Does He Stand For?
[Deutsche Welle] New African Union Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat officially takes up his post on Tuesday. But who is Faki and what does he stand for?

2017-03-14 Sudanese Chadian Talks On Transports, Roads and Infrastructures Issue Recommendations
[SNA] Khartoum -The Joint Sudanese Chadian talks on Transport, Roads, Bridges and Infrastructures, issued their recommendations on Sunday, calling for a convening of the joint Technical Committee in a month's time, and a preparations of a feasibility study by know how house for construction of railway line linking Nyala of Sudan to Adre of Chad.

2017-03-10 Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures
[ICG] Since 2015, the conflict between Chad's armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate demobilised militants.

2017-03-10 'Holistic Thinking' Needed for Peace, Development in Lake Chad Region - Deputy UN Chief Mohammed
[UN News] Highlighting the multifaceted nature of the crisis in Africa's Lake Chad Basin, the deputy United Nations chief underlined the need for a holistic approach that includes responding to the Boko Haram as well as closing the gap between humanitarian assistance and development interventions.

2017-03-08 Nigeria Did Not Pledge $1 Billion to Recharge Lake Chad - Minister
[Premium Times] The Federal Government says it did not pledge $1 billion for recharging of Lake Chad or humanitarian assistance to the region contrary to claims by the UN Security Council, UNSC.

2017-03-07 Nigeria, Lake Chad Region Porous Borders Pose Threats to Security, Lives
[Vanguard] The Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor has said that the greatest challenge of troops before now is the porosity of borders between the neighbouring countries of Niger, Chad and Cameroon and in Lake Chad region.

2017-03-08 Chad Journalists in Hiding After Threats
[PR Newswire] New York -Chadian domestic intelligence officers should cease harassing and attempting to intimidate journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two journalists have gone into hiding following harassment from National Security Agency (ANS) officers in recent weeks, and another was detained and forced to apologize for his work.

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