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102 Nigerians in Chad’s prisons – Embassy

102 Nigerians in Chad’s prisons – Embassy

The Embassy of Nigeria in Chad on Friday said no fewer than 102 Nigerians were in the country’s prisons, serving varying jail terms. Charge d’Affaires in the embassy Mr Nasiru Waje disclosed this in N’djamena to some Nigerian journalists on a working visit to Chad. He said that the inmates, some of whom had not […]
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Chad sacks oil minister Boukar Michel

Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno on Friday dismissed Oil Minister Boukar Michel and named Finance Minister Mahamat Allali Abakar as his temporary replacement, a government decree showed.
Chad produces around 130,000 barrels of oil per day and received more than $1 billion in oil-backed loans from Glencore and four bank lenders in 2014.
It struck a deal with its creditors to restructure that loan last year after government revenues crashed due to low oil prices.
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15 suspected jihadists killed in joint French

Some 15 suspected jihadists have been killed near the Niger-Mali border by a joint franco-nigerien task force, the French military high command said. “On the night of December 27 (…) an air raid mounted by fighters and Tiger attack helicopters struck” jihadists gathered near Tongo Tongo, in southwestern Niger, the high command said in a […]
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2019: APC speaks on Buhari’s alleged plot to rig presidential election through Chad

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has rubbished the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that President Muhammadu Buhari was plotting with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to use Chad and Niger in rigging the 2019 presidential election. The PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, PPCO, had alleged that Buhari’s refusal to assent to the Electoral […]
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Western donors pledge over € 2bn anti-terror aid for Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger

Western donors said Thursday they have pledged 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in funding aimed at preventing terrorism and lawlessness along the southern rim of the Sahara.
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Defence minister heads for Chad as IS claims deadly attacks on Nigerian soldiers

Defence minister heads for Chad as IS claims deadly attacks on Nigerian soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, for an emergency meeting with Chadian President Idris Deby, following the recent attacks on Nigerian soldiers. According to NAN, Garba
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Chad forces bombard rebel positions on Libyan border

Chad forces bombard rebel positions on Libyan border

Chad forces bombarded rebel positions around Tibesti, a town in the far north on the Libyan border, security and local sources told AFP Saturday. A security source said the bombardment, which followed weeks of monitoring of rebel movements, targeted a site between the localities of Miski and Yebibou. A local source said a dozen local […] …

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