Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Tchad
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Chadian Faith Leaders welcome Chargé Davis Ba

We appreciate the important work of faith institutions in Chad to advance education, health care, economic development, and conflict prevention and resolution

Thank you to Archbishop Edmond Djitangar Goetbe, the Entente des Eglises et Missions Evangeliques au Tchad, and Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i in Tchad for the warm welcome given to Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Davis Ba. We are grateful for the opportunity to have thoughtful conversations about interfaith relations and promoting…

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President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, brings African vision to the 17th Rhodes Forum of the Dialogue of Civilizations

President Mahamadou Issoufou took the floor as a Special Guest to conclude the debates of a panel dedicated to partnership between Africa and the rest of the world

The President of Niger, His Excellency Mahamadou Issoufou , took part in the 17th Rhodes Forum on the 11th and 12th of October 2019, organised by the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (https://DOC-Research.org/), to discuss several national and regional issues and offer Africa's vision on major international issues. During the…

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Spain Hosts the 7th Informal Meeting of EU Special Representatives and Sahel Partners

The event will take place over two days and will be inaugurated on Thursday 17 October at 3 p.m

Casa África, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, hosts the 7th Informal Meeting of European Union Ambassadors, Special Representatives and Sahel Partners. The meeting is to be held on 17 and 18 October and is jointly organised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, which…

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Cotton sustainability is key for rural development

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General highlights importance of a crop that is “more than just a commodity”

Managing trade policy and climate risks are critical to supporting the more than 25 million farmers who grow cotton, experts gathered here emphasized. "Cotton represents so much more than just a commodity: It is a culture, a way of life, and a tradition that finds its roots at the heart…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Mali

The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the family of the deceased peacekeeper

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attacks against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) this morning. A Mission convoy hit an improvised explosive device in Aguelhok, Kidal region. One peacekeeper from Chad was killed and three others were seriously wounded. In a separate incident earlier, a MINUSMA…

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U.S. Embassy Supports English Teaching at King Faisal University

The one-week training was designed to help develop an English-teaching curriculum, including strategies for teaching English to university students

As part of our effort to support English-language learning in Chad, the U.S. Embassy invited English Language Specialist Lynn Zimmerman to N’Djamena to work with professors at King Faisal University. The one-week training was designed to help develop an English-teaching curriculum, including strategies for teaching English to university students. Our…

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Real men respect women, says school for husbands in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, 52 per cent of girls are married by age 18

Waimbabie Gnoumou is learning to be a better husband, says his wife, Martine. That’s because he is going to a special school that teaches men exactly that. The Husbands and Future Husbands School in Mamboué, a village in western Burkina Faso, breaks down gender stereotypes and shows men the role…

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Republic of Congo’s Hydrocarbons Minister to Lead a Congolese Delegation at Upcoming Oil & Gas Meeting Day in Malabo

Congo’s participation in the Oil & Gas Meeting Day happens on the backdrop of strong recovery within Central Africa’s services industry

Congo’s oil sector is answering to Equatorial Guinea’s call to cooperation and will be participating in the Oil & Gas Meeting Day in Malabo on October 1st and 2nd, 2019. The delegation will be led by Minister of Hydrocarbons Jean-Marc Thystère-Tchicaya. Congo’s participation in the Oil & Gas Meeting Day…

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United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2019: Sahel threats necessitate ‘global response’: Issoufou

The Bank's vision of the Sahel is one of green growth and prosperity founded on clean, reliable and affordable energy systems

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou called on Sunday for a "global response" to the problems of land degradation that threaten the arid Sahel belt. Addressing a meeting of the Climate Commission for the Sahel Region at the United Nations, Mahamadou said the region's 250 million people are struggling with drought, desertification…

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UN, African Development Bank High-Level Meeting calls for Speed and Action on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The leaders called for additional resources to drive the urgent task of Africa's development

With an estimated 390 million people living in extreme poverty, hunger and food insecurity, Africa is in a race against time to deliver on its regional and global development goals. On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Sunday, African heads of states and governments met to emphasize urgent collective…