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ECCAS holds its first face-to-face summit in Gabon since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic

Six out of eleven heads of state attended a summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on 27 November in Libreville, Gabon. This first face-to-face meeting since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic was devoted to accelerating regional integration in this region, which is very rich in raw materials but also happens […]

Chad: Four dead and sixteen soldiers seriously injured in a motorized pirogue attack over lake Chad

An explosion killed and wounded several army personnel during the night of Tuesday to Wednesday while soldiers were sailing on Lake Chad. An explosion that the authorities attribute to the Islamists of Boko Haram. The motorized pirogue carrying the soldiers was travelling between the papyrus grasses in the Ngouboua sector on the northern shores of […]

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DRC : Felix Tshisekedi in Brazzaville to attend the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Brazzaville Manifesto

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi crossed the Congo River on Monday, October 26, to Brazzaville where he is to attend the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Brazzaville Manifesto, De Gaulle’s call for resistance against Nazi Germany during World War II. He will use this stay to discuss bilateral issues and […]

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Chad: Government wants to put order in gold mining sector by closing all illegal panning sites

The Chadian government announced its decision to immediately close all illegal gold panning sites, remove all gold panners from the sites, and return thousands of foreigners involved in gold panning to their countries of origin. A measure that has been described as radical and which does not meet with unanimous approval. It is contested in […]

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Chad: Committee to review the 2018 Constitution

Chad: Committee to review the 2018 Constitution

President Idriss Déby created, on Wednesday evening, a committee in charge of the organization of the second National Inclusive Forum. This committee will be responsible for organizing a kind of review of the Constitution adopted two years ago and which enshrined Chad’s transition to the Fourth Republic. The creation of this committee is the fulfillment […]

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Chad: An officer sentenced to five years imprisonment escaped

It is an unusual incident that took place, this Thursday morning, at the courthouse of Ndjamena. An officer sentenced to five years imprisonment was taken from the gendarmes who were guarding him by members of his family. They then managed to leave the courthouse. The man is an army colonel who has been in detention […]

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Chad: Idriss Déby Itno will be elevated to the rank of marshal

On the 60th anniversary of Chad’s independence, Head of State Idriss Déby Itno will be elevated to the rank of marshal, the last level of the military hierarchy, during a special ceremony at the National Assembly. This honorary title was awarded to the Chadian Head of State last June by members of the National Assembly. […]

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Chad: President Idriss Déby Itno reshuffles his government

President Idriss Deby carried out a major reshuffle of the government, with the entry of fourteen new ministers and six secretaries of state. Chadian Head of State Idriss Déby Itno has carried out, nine months before the presidential election, a significant reshuffle of his government, with the entry of fourteen new ministers and six secretaries […]

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G5 Sahel summit took place in Mauritania

The G5 Sahel countries and France meet on Tuesday June 30 in Nouakchott to take stock of their fight against the jihadists, six months after they decided to intensify the joint effort to regain lost ground in the region. Emmanuel Macron and the Heads of State of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad met […]

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Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed in Mali during the weekend

Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed by “unidentified” gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday 13 June. UN soldiers were providing security for a Minusma logistics convoy that was bivouacking when gunfire erupted. The peacekeepers returned fire, a UN statement said. The logistical convoy was linking Tessalit and Gao (North) when it was attacked at around 7 […]

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