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Chad cancels plans to cut civil servants’ salaries

The Chadian government has decided to suspend a controversial cut in the salaries of civil servants, Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké said on Wednesday. The government U-turn comes after labor unions in the central African nation have reacted angrily to the government’s plan to slash civil servants’ salaries. According to a decree signed early January […]

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Chad: Idriss Deby reshuffles government, new key ministers in the line-up

Debt-strapped Chad has a new government. President Idriss Déby Itno on Sunday appointed new faces at the ministries of finance, economy, foreign affairs, security and justice. Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul who served as interim finance minister since President Déby sacked his predecessor, Christian Georges Diguimbaye, last month, was confirmed minister of Finance by a presidential decree. […]

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Twenty delegations join G5-Sahel force summit in France

The five heads of state of the G5-Sahel joint force are meeting French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in France this Wednesday (Dec. 13). The about twenty attending delegations will discuss means to strengthen international mobilization for the benefit of the ongoing effort to combat armed groups in the Sahel region. Saudi […]

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WFP, Cameroonian gov’t launch two-year strategic plan to end hunger

The World Food Program (WFP) and the Cameroonian government will launch a two-year Country Strategic Plan in January, aiming to improve household food security in the Far-North regions, North, Adamaoua and East regions. Since 2015, thousands of people in Cameroon’s Far North region are in need of food aid, as attacks by militant group Boko […]

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Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million to G5 Sahel military force

Saudi Arabia has promised up to $100 million to support the Joint counterterrorism force, set up by the Group of Five Sahel States, known as G5-Sahel. The force, which was authorized by the African Union Peace and Security Council in April 2017 and strengthened by UN Security Council Resolution 2359 in June, needs roughly $500 […]

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Chad: Idriss Deby sacks finance minister amid oil-for-cash loans saga

Chad: Idriss Deby sacks finance minister amid oil-for-cash loans saga

Chad’s President Idriss Deby, on Thursday, sacked Finance Minister Christian Georges Diguimbaye and his deputy, Banata Tchalet Sow. Diguimbaye was replaced by Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul, the minister-secretary general of the government in charge of institutional reform, who will serve as interim finance minister. The move of President Idriss Deby comes at a time the central […]

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Peace and Security top agenda of 4th Dakar International Forum

The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa has kicked off on Monday in Senegal as the continent moves to assure its own security. The forum, held under the theme, “Current security challenges in Africa: towards integrated solutions”, focuses on the continent’s new strategic and security challenges and on new approaches on […]

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Douala to become the financial hub of Central Africa

The heads of state of Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) in a meeting in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, decided to make Douala the financial center of the sub-region. According to the final communiqué of the one-day meeting, Libreville Stock Exchange, BVMAC, currently based in Gabon, will merge with the Douala Stock Exchange […]

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The G5-sahel initiative gets $60 million boost from the US

The United States on Monday promised up to $60 million to support the G5-Sahel Joint Force’s counter-terrorism efforts, the State Department said in a statement. The US has been very reluctant to support the G5-Sahel 5,000 troops made up with forces from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania since the beginning of the negotiations. […]

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CEMAC borders finally opened to nationals of the six-State community

The free movement of persons and goods throughout the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) is finally effective. After Cameroon, Chad, Congo, CAR and Gabon, earlier this month, Equatorial Guinea has finally joined the list of Central African nations that have opened their borders, ending the entry visa requirement for citizens of the six […]

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