Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank approves strategy for Central Africa - “crucial for the economic integration of the region”

The Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) for 2019 – 2025 builds on the lessons learned from the implementation of previous regional development initiatives

The Board of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved the Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2019 – 2025, adopting the Bank’s multinational operations in Central Africa over the indicated period. The Central Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) for 2019 – 2025 builds on the lessons learned from…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Secretary-General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Meets Chadian Delegation

HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi met on Thursday with a delegation from the Republic of Chad headed by Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Development Planning Hussein Taher Soukoumi, currently visiting the country. During the meeting, they reviewed…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Completes Mission to Chad

Significant progress was made in discussions with the authorities on economic and financial policies that could support completion of the fourth program review

Performance in implementing the government’s program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) was satisfactory; Significant progress was made in discussions with the authorities on economic and financial policies that could support completion of the fourth program review; After three years of sharp contraction, non-oil economic activity…

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Humanitarian crises and climate change—preparing for the challenges ahead

In 2015, Burundi had an estimated 10.7 per cent forest cover and the growing demand for fuelwood has translated into hastened soil erosion and imperiled food security

Burundi, Chad and Sudan are home to some of the world’s largest displaced populations and vulnerable communities. Burundi’s Gitega Province, which has one of the country’s highest population densities, hosts several thousands of people in refugee settlements and camps. About 96 per cent of families use fuelwood as a primary…

Source: UNICEF Chad |

UK Government supports UNICEF Chad in treating over 58,000 Chadian children suffering from severe acute malnutrition

Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world, where major humanitarian crises are made worse by conflict, food insecurity, and health epidemics

The Government of the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID), committed another 4 million UK pounds to support UNICEF’s lifesaving interventions to scale up the treatment of severe acute malnutrition in Chad. Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin says, “This UK aid support will provide a…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Joint Initiative: More Support for Stranded Migrants in The Horn of Africa

More than 2,000 returning migrants were provided with post arrival medical assistance and others received educational support

The EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration is celebrating its second anniversary in the Horn of Africa (HoA). Two years might not seem a long time, but look at what was accomplished in just one year: In 2018 alone, more than 2,500 Ethiopian migrants were assisted to return…

Source: U.S. Embassy in The Gambia |

Ambassador-designate Richard Carlton Paschall III

Richard “Carl” Paschall, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, is the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia

Ambassador-designate Paschall arrived in The Gambia on March 14, 2019, and looks forward to presenting his credentials to His Excellency President Adama Barrow at the earliest opportunity. Richard “Carl” Paschall, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, is the U.S. Ambassador to the…

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) joins calls to end social media block in Chad

The Committee to Protect Journalists this week joined at least 79 rights organizations to urge African Union and United Nations experts to take action to end the government of Chad's nearly year-long block on social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp. The letters, addressed respectively to the African Union Special…

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Source: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria |

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria takes part in the Francophone Festival 2019

The grand opening of the Francophone Festival 2019 took place on 9 March 2019 in Pretoria, at the Pro Arte Alphen Park secondary school

The Francophonie Festival has been organized in South Africa since 2010 at the initiative of the French Embassy in South Africa and the Alliance Française in Pretoria in cooperation with the countries of the Francophone and Francophic communities, members and associates, of the International Organization of Francophonie. This year, the…

Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Crossing hostile environments to deliver assistance in western Chad

At the end of December 2018, a humanitarian mission comprising several United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations managed to reach Yakou, in the Fouli Department

Lac Province in western Chad has been severely affected by the conflict in neighbouring Nigeria. Violence, displacement, climate change and a lack of essential services have seriously impacted the resilience of already vulnerable populations. Humanitarian organizations are working with the Government of Chad to respond to the crisis and gain…