Chad
  • Four nations meet in Chad to discuss border security
    22 october 2018 16:20:30
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya together with Sudan, Niger and Chad will on 24 Oct. take part in the fourth conference on the strengthening of border security for the four countries, Libyan officials said here Monday. Full text...
  • UN officials say humanitarian response in Chad must go ‘hand in hand’ with longer-term recovery
    08 october 2018 03:36:52
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Senior United Nations officials on Sunday called for stronger joint humanitarian and development interventions in Chad as the crisis-riven central African country tackles poverty, displacement, malnutrition, and lack of access to basic social services. Full text...
  • Medical charity launches emergency response to treat severely malnourished children in Chadian capital
    12 august 2018 07:25:39
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Endemic in the region, acute malnutrition affects not only the rural provinces of the Sahel strip. It is chronic among children under five in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, and has reached alarming proportions in this city of about 1.5 million inhabitants, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has said. Full text...
  • Chad, Libya, Niger and Sudan border security committee to meet in Khartoum
    08 august 2018 13:24:48
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The 3rd ministerial meeting aimed at strengthening the security of the joint border among Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger will be preceded on Wednesday by a meeting of their experts in Khartoum, Sudan. Full text...
  • Some 17 million people live in areas affected by conflict areas in Lake Chad region - MSF
    05 august 2018 03:29:10
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Around 17 million people live in areas affected by the violent conflict between non-state armed groups and military forces in the Lake Chad region, which has spread across Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. More than 2.3 million people have been forced from their homes and remain displaced today. Full text...
  • Medical charity opens emergency nutrition programme in Chadian capital
    28 july 2018 07:56:17
    N’Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has opened a therapeutic feeding centre in partnership with the Chadian Ministry of Health, to respond to the plight of thousands of under-five-year-olds in N’Djamena, the capital. Full text...
  • AfDB reiterates support for Lake Chad Basin Heritage Project
    26 july 2018 15:49:24
    New York, US (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has reiterated support for Lake Chad Basin Heritage Project, saying it will continue its support for an environmental initiative to protect the shrinking Lake Chad - a source of water to millions of people in central and West Africa. Full text...
  • Rights group says Chadians forced to pay heavy price for harsh austerity measures
    16 july 2018 06:46:17
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Human rights group Amnesty International on Monday published a report that criticises the Chadian authorities for a host of austerity measures that are pushing people into deeper poverty, undermining access to necessary health care and putting education beyond the reach of many. Full text...
  • Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against extremists in Lake Chad (A UN Feature)
    07 july 2018 11:01:06
    Bol, Chad (PANA) - Halima Yakoy Adam won’t forget 22 December, 2015, the day she was supposed to carry out a suicide bomb attack in the Lac Region town of Bol, 200 km north of N’Djamena, the capital of Chad. Full text...
  • Sudan, Chad presidents participate in border conference
    25 april 2018 22:39:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudanese President Omar Bashir and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Debby took part in the closing session on Wednesday of a conference on development of States straddling their common border. Full text...
  • IMF Board approves Chad’s economic performance under ECF programme
    15 april 2018 09:20:07
    Ndjamena, Chad (PANA) – Thanks to strong commitment by Chadian authorities and satisfactory economic performance, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced an immediate disbursement of US$51 million support to the country’s structural reform programme.Full text...
  • Trump lifts Chad travel ban
    11 april 2018 10:01:16
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - President Donald J. Trump announced on Tuesday the lifting of travel restrictions for Chadian nationals following a period of review in which the Government of Chad improved their identity-management and information sharing practices, the UN Department of State announced. Full text...
  • Chadian refugee camp in Sudan closed down
    09 april 2018 20:20:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Monday said a major refugee camp on the border between the Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), has been close down, after all refugees voluntarily returned to their home areas in neighbouring Chad. Full text...
  • AI hails release of Chadian activist
    06 april 2018 12:35:56
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The release of an online activist following a major global campaign should be a first step towards ending the repression of dissident voices in Chad, Amnesty International (AI) said Friday. Full text...
  • Chadian government fails Habre’s victims, says rights groups
    23 march 2018 06:51:56
    Ndjamena, Chad (PANA) – The Chadian government has yet to provide court-ordered reparations to 7,000 victims of grave crimes under the rule of former dictator Hissène Habré, four human rights groups have said. Full text...
  • 'Funding shortfall threatens CAR refugees'
    16 march 2018 10:52:52
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly alarmed at the plight of thousands of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees who have fled to southern Chad since late last year, many of whom lack food, shelter and access to medical care. Full text...
  • Top UN aid official calls for urgent support for Chad
    28 february 2018 22:30:40
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - A senior United Nations aid official has called for urgent funding to support 4.4 million people in Chad, including refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons, as well as the communities hosting them. Full text...
  • Libya, Chad ministers discuss border security, illegal immigration
    13 february 2018 13:42:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Foreign Affairs minister of the Government of National Accord, Mohamed Tahar Siala, on Monday held talks with his Chadian counterpart, Mahamat Zene Cherif, on security issues related to their common border and the fight against illegal immigration, according to a press statement issued on Tuesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tripoli. Full text...
  • Rights groups hail AU's trust fund for Habre's victims
    08 february 2018 06:20:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union’s adoption of the Trust Fund Statute for victims of Hissène Habré’s crimes is a major step toward justice, four human rights groups have said. Full text...
  • Abuja hosts int'l conference on Lake Chad (Refiled to correct the date of conference)
    26 december 2017 12:59:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), with the support of the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is organizing an International Conference on Lake Chad, aimed at creating global awareness on the socio-economic and environmental challenges arising from the shrinkage of the Lake Chad. Full text...
  • Over 4,000 Chadian refugees set to return home from Darfur
    22 december 2017 07:47:00
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - More than 4,000 Chadian refugees are ready to return to their home country after seeking refuge in Darfur for more than a decade, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said. Full text...
  • EU regrets Chad’s failure to surrender Sudan’s leader to ICC
    06 december 2017 18:55:57
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union has regretted that Chad, a State party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), did not comply with its obligations under international law and as a State Party to the ICC to surrender Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir to the Court. Full text...
  • Bashir heads to Chad for national day celebrations
    30 november 2017 17:09:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's President Omar Bashir is due to leave Khartoum on Friday for Ndjamena to take part in celebrations of Chad's national day, it was officially announced here on Thursday. Full text...
  • New UN funding to help sustain critical aid programmes in Chad
    18 november 2017 05:15:27
    Ndjamena, Chad (PANA) – The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding which supports critical relief operations in crises around the world – has allocated US$11 million to help meet the life-saving needs of some 147,000 people in southern Chad, where aid operations are faltering in want of resources. Full text...
  • Chad wants Africa to rule its destiny against terrorism
    14 november 2017 17:43:19
    Diamniadio, Senegal (PANA) - Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké has urged African countries to get strongly engaged in the fight against terroism.Full text...
  • 3 Chadian peacekeepers killed Thursday in northern Mali
    27 october 2017 14:42:11
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Three Chadian peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Thursday when their vehicle struck a mine on the Tessalit-Aguelhok axis, northern Mali, according to a communiqué from the UN Mission. Full text...
  • US: Sub-Saharan leaders call for increased UN aid to regional anti-terror force
    24 september 2017 06:36:17
    New York, US (PANA) – Citing the continuing deterioration of the security situation in the sub-Saharan Sahel, regional leaders at the General Assembly’s annual general debate on Saturday called on the United Nations to provide sufficient resources to the regional G5 Sahel joint force to combat the scourge. Full text...
  • Gambia: Amnesty decries Chad's use of repressive laws on rights activists
    14 september 2017 09:54:00
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA ) - Human rights defenders, citizens’ movements, unionists and journalists critical of the Chadian government are facing growing danger as the government increasingly uses repressive laws and intelligence service to muzzle critics and hamper their work, Amnesty International (AI) said on Thursday.Full text...
  • Chad: 'Almost 800,000 children severely malnourished in Lake Chad Region' – NRC
    06 september 2017 09:30:46
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Close to 800,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. “Lack of sufficient humanitarian funding is putting young children’s lives at risk,” the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland, has warned. Full text...
  • Qatar: Doha closes Chadian embassy, expels diplomats
    25 august 2017 19:25:23
    Doha, Qatar (PANA) - Qatar has closed the Chadian embassy in Doha and ordered the diplomatic staff of the north-central African country to leave within 48 hours as from Thursday, the Qatar press agency reported Friday. Full text...
  • Chad: Chad shuts Qatar embassy, asks diplomats to leave in 10 days
    23 august 2017 14:54:21
    N'Djamena, Chard (PANA) - Chad is shutting down the Qatar embassy in its capital, N'Djamena, and on Wednesday asked Qatari diplomats to leave within 10 days. Full text...
  • Sudan: Chadian Prime Minister visits Sudan
    21 august 2017 18:21:54
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké arrived in Khartoum on Monday for a three-day visit, during which he will hold talks with the Sudanese government officials on enhancement of relations between the two countries, officials said.Full text...
  • Chad: AfDB to finance construction of 32 megawatts solar power plant in N’Djamena
    11 july 2017 20:18:06
    N’Djamena, Chad (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to fund the construction of a 32 megawatts solar plant in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital. Full text...
  • Chad: IMF Board approves US$ 312.1m under ECF to prop up Chad's recovery strategy
    03 july 2017 17:11:10
    Ndjamena, Chad (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Chad for US$ 312.1 million to support the country’s stabilization and recovery strategy. Full text...
  • Sudan: US congratulates Sudan, Chad, UNHCR over signed repatriation deal
    18 june 2017 14:58:03
    Khartoum, \Sudan (PANA) - The US embassies in Khartoum, Sudan, and Ndjamena, Chad, have congratulated the Sudan, Chad and the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) following the tripartite deal they signed to facilitate the voluntary repatriation of Sudanese refugees in Chad and Chadian refugees in Sudan. Full text...
  • Sudan: Sudan, Chad and UNCHR sign tripartite agreement to repatriate refugees
    02 june 2017 19:33:33
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Over half a million Sudanese nationals, currently staying as refugees in refugees camps in Chad and along the border areas in eastern Chad, will go home soon, according to a tripartite agreement signed in Khartoum by officials from Sudan, Chad and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Full text...
  • Sudan: Chadian Minister of Water and Sanitation visits BADEA
    31 may 2017 12:01:17
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A Chadian delegation headed by Mr. Sadick Abdelkarim Haggar, Minister of Water and Sanitation, has held discussions on cooperation with officials of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) in Khartoum. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AU hails final verdict on Hissène Habré by African Extraordinary Chambers
    02 may 2017 19:28:45
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has welcomed the outcome of the appeal case of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, filed at the African Extraordinary Chambers (AEC), in Dakar, Senegal. Full text...
  • Chad: UNICEF says 25 million children out of school in conflict zones
    24 april 2017 09:41:06
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) – More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said on Monday. Full text...
  • Italy: FAO chief calls for critical investment in agriculture in Lake Chad Basin
    11 april 2017 17:29:40
    Rome, Italy (PANA) - The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure a lasting solution is to address these including through investments in sustainable agriculture, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said Tuesday.Full text...
  • Chad: Chad urgently needs fresh plan to kick-start economy
    07 april 2017 19:12:22
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - A comprehensive stabilization and reform strategy, with support from both internal and external stakeholders, is urgently needed to turnaround the economy of Chad, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team said on Friday following a two-week visit to the country's capital, N'Djamena. Full text...
  • Chad: FAO boss meets Chadian Prime Minister
    07 april 2017 14:51:05
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General, José Graziano da Silva this week undertook his first ever official visit to Chad as part of urgent efforts to draw the attention of the international community on the current food security crisis threatening the Lake Chad Basin region. Full text...
  • Chad: UN Security Council delegation visits Chad, Cameroon
    05 march 2017 06:56:22
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) – The United Nations Security Council was in Chad on Saturday, as part of a four-country visit “to shine a spotlight” on the ongoing humanitarian challenges in the Lake Chad Basin region and draw international attention to the plight of about 11 million people. Full text...
  • US: Chad joins Afreximbank
    09 january 2017 16:01:00
    New York, US (PANA) - Chad has become a full member of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the continental trade finance bank announced on Monday from its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.Full text...
  • Senegal: AI says Habré’s appeal trial marks final stage of landmark case
    09 january 2017 13:54:24
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Amnesty International (AI) has said that the appeal hearing of former Chadian president Hissène Habré against his conviction for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture marks the final stage of proceedings in ''the landmark case".Full text...
  • UN: Refugees in Chad face food insecurity
    28 november 2016 17:31:55
    New York, US (PANA) - A joint assessment by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) has revealed that 43 per cent of refugees who have lived in Chad for more than 10 years continue to face a precarious food security situation and require assistance.Full text...
  • Chad: UN agencies, EU join forces to tackle malnutrition
    19 november 2016 07:13:19
    N'Djamena, Chad (PANA) - Important steps have been taken by several United Nations agencies in partnership with the European Union to help tackle malnutrition in Chad, especially in accessibility, availability and use of highly nutritious food for the most vulnerable, according to a joint news release on Friday. Full text...
  • US: Under-nutrition taking huge toll on Chad’s economy - Study
    13 october 2016 07:10:33
    New York, US (PANA) - Chad’s economy is losing 575.8 billion CFA francs (US$1.2 billion) per year, or 9.5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), to the effects of childhood under-nutrition and resultant increased healthcare costs, additional burdens on the education system and lower productivity by the workforce, a new United Nations-backed study has found. Full text...
  • UN: Deby urges global push to tackle terrorism, support Africa's challenges
    20 september 2016 19:26:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Chadian President Idris Deby on Tuesday in New York said the people around the world are living in a constant state of despair because war, senseless violence, extreme poverty and the effects of climate change have all spread and the hope of resolving them is diminishing.Full text...
  • UN: UN relief chief allocates US$10 million to bolster aid response in southern Chad
    16 september 2016 06:02:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has approved the allocation of US$10 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster humanitarian operations in Chad. Full text...

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