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Latest news from Chad

CHAD: With insecurity mounting in the east, are Deby's days numbered?

NDJAMENA, 10 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - In the past, when Chadian President Idriss Deby moved around town everybody knew about it. Roads were closed, parked cars were towed away. Now paranoia has replaced the protocol and his convoy flies past unannounced in a cloud of dust.Full report

CHAD: Government and World Bank struggle to save face in oil row

NDJAMENA, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - The rhetoric may be flying, with outbursts over "a fool's agreement" and "neo-colonialist and imperialist behaviour,” but most observers believe the oil row between the Chadian government and the World Bank will end in a face-saving compromise.Full report

CHAD-SUDAN: Mounting Darfur violence threatens talks, AU warns

ABUJA, 6 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Mounting violence in Sudan’s Darfur region is undermining talks taking place in the Nigerian capital to end the three-year conflict, according to the African Union (AU).Full report

CHAD: New Janjawid attacks force more people into camps

GAGA, 3 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Ask Kaltouma Yaya Ato why three years into the Darfur conflict, she has only just decided to seek refuge in Chad, and the 80-year old says not a word. She simply rolls up the folds of her skirt to reveal traces of the Janjawid.Full report

CHAD: Worries about AIDS funding crunch after World Bank spat

Photo: Claire Soares/IRIN

NDJAMENA, 3 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Chad's fight against AIDS is set to be one of the main victims if a standoff between the government and the World Bank drags on, senior UN officials have warned. Full report

CHAD: Parliament votes to prolong its mandate

NDJAMENA, 31 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Chad's parliamentarians have voted to extend their own terms in office by over a year, saying the cash-strapped country cannot hold legislative elections along with the presidential poll later this year as scheduled.Full report

CHAD: Government releases funds to pay long overdue pensions

DAKAR, 31 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - The Chad government has freed up about 5.5 billion CFA francs (US $10.3 million) for government workers' pensions that have gone unpaid for up to two years, meeting a top demand of the country’s largest union as it moved into the fourth week of a nationwide strike.Full report

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC-CHAD: Budget shortfalls loom as more refugees flee into Chad

DAKAR, 30 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - The UN refugee agency in Chad says new waves of refugees from the Central African Republic are putting a strain on funds already stretched thin in a country where the UN is assisting almost a quarter of a million refugees.Full report

CHAD: AU balks at Habre extradition, asks African jurists to study case

DAKAR, 25 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - The African Union for now has sidestepped a decision on the legal fate of ex-Chadian leader Hissene Habre, opting to create a panel of African jurists to advise on bringing him to trial for alleged political killings and torture.Full report

CHAD: UN scales back in east after local officals kidnapped

NDJAMENA, 23 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - Nearly 200 aid workers pulled out of two humanitarian bases in eastern Chad at the weekend after unknown armed men kidnapped government officials and two aid groups had jeeps stolen, the UN refugee agency said. Full report


IRIN Special Reports for Chad

CHAD: With insecurity mounting in the east, are Deby's days numbered?

CHAD: Government to scrap unique measure for sharing oil wealth

IRIN Focuses & Interviews for Chad

CHAD: Government and World Bank struggle to save face in oil row

CHAD: Fraud allegations surface ahead of referendum to lift presidential term limits

CHAD-SUDAN: New spat over Chadian rebels in Darfur highlights difficult relations

CHAD: Uproar over introducing law to make women equal


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