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  • 01:12 FAO Warns Of A Bigger Catastrophe In Lake Chad Basin

    FAO Warns Of A Bigger Catastrophe In Lake Chad Basin

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    The food and agriculture organization has warned of a greater catastrophe in the Lake Chad Basin following a prolonged drought in the region. During a visit to north-eastern Nigeria, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva says failure to restore food

  • 02:42 Aid Agencies Scrambling To Help Refugees In Chad

    Aid Agencies Scrambling To Help Refugees In Chad

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    Food shortages are stretching Chad on both sides of the country. To the west, it's hosting refugees from Nigeria. To the east, thousands of Sudanese are in camps, after fleeing the troubles in Darfur. They're largely overlooked. But it's in those camps th

  • 06:37 More Than 20 Million In Need Of Humanitarian Assistance In Lake Chad Region

    More Than 20 Million In Need Of Humanitarian Assistance In Lake Chad Region

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    Over 15 UN top envoys are travelling to the Lake Chad Region. The aim is to draw attention to the crisis that has affected over 21 million people in four countries. A collusion of famine, Boko Haram insurgency, climate change and poor governance is affect

  • 01:47 UN Warns Thousands Of Displaced Nigerians In Need Of Assistance

    UN Warns Thousands Of Displaced Nigerians In Need Of Assistance

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    Millions of Nigerians have fled to the Lake Chad Basin to escape Boko Haram. Even before the influx of refugees, the semi-desert area lacked basic infrastructure. And humanitarian agencies have admitted that the region has been grossly overlooked, placing

  • 02:56 Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat Becomes New AU Commission Head

    Chad's Moussa Faki Mahamat Becomes New AU Commission Head

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    African leaders have chosen a new chairperson to head up the AU Commission. Chad's Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat is taking over from South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Mahamat garnered 39 votes in a hotly contested election. As expected, countr

  • 01:37 Former Chadian President To Appeal War Crimes Conviction

    Former Chadian President To Appeal War Crimes Conviction

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    Chad's former President Hissene Habre is set to begin an appeal against his life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity -- a verdict hailed as a landmark for Africa. The Extraordinary African Chambers, a body created by Senegal and the Africa

  • 01:40 Nigeria's Buhari Visits Ghana To Discuss Regional Security

    Nigeria's Buhari Visits Ghana To Discuss Regional Security

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    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari travels to Accra to discuss regional security with his Ghanaian counterpart, John Dramani Mahama. Buhari, a former military head of state, has previously visited neighbouring Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin as part of h

  • 01:00 Former Chadian President Physically Dragged Into Courtroom

    Former Chadian President Physically Dragged Into Courtroom

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    Chaotic scenes at a special court that's putting former Chadian President Hissene Habre on trial. Habre first refused to enter the courtroom and was eventually dragged in by four masked security officials carrying Tasers.

  • 00:59 Lake Chad Region Deploys Joint Force To Fight Boko Haram

    Lake Chad Region Deploys Joint Force To Fight Boko Haram

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    Military chiefs from the Lake Chad region have finalized details of the deployment of a joint force to fight Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram. The officers have designated three command posts in Nigeria and Cameroon. At a two-day meeting in N'Djamena, w

  • 01:18 Thousands Fleeing Boko Haram Face Dire Conditions In Chad

    Thousands Fleeing Boko Haram Face Dire Conditions In Chad

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    Chad currently hosts tens of thousands of refugees who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency in neighbouring Nigeria. As the influx continues, aid agency Medicines Sans Frontiers’, warns conditions are getting worse for those seeking refuge in its makeshift

  • 01:06 Chad's President Says Boko Haram Has Been 'decapitated'

    Chad's President Says Boko Haram Has Been 'decapitated'

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    Chad's President Idriss Deby confidently declared that efforts to combat neighbouring Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists had succeeded in what he described as decapitating the group. He also said the operation will be wrapped up by the end of the year. His re