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14 Mar 2006 description

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) -- Army chiefs and heads of external security from Libya, Congo, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Chad and CAR met in Tripoli on Monday to examine the implementation of recommendations of the "Tripoli Declaration" adopted by the African mini-summit held 8 February 2006 on the tension between Sudan and Chad.

The military and security chiefs examined the follow-up implementation of practical decisions and dispositions adopted by the ministerial commission's meeting held 3 March 2006 in Tripoli.

The commission had focused on practical measures aimed at training …

14 Mar 2005 description

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Chadian mediators said they have intensified efforts aimed at reactivating peace talks between the government in Khartoum and the breakaway rebel Movement for Development and Reform (DMDR) in the western Darfur region.

The government-owned Sudan Media Centre on Monday quoted Hassan Bargo, a key Chadian government negotiator in the peace talks with DMDR, as saying that the next round of talks might convene before the end of March in N'djamena.

Government authorities in Khartoum and DMDR signed a comprehensive cease-fire accord last December in Chad …

08 Dec 2004 description

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The influx of Sudanese refugees in Chad has led to a severe nutritional crisis for the local populations, culminating in 40 percent of Chadian children suffering from malnutrition, the UN reports.

A just completed joint UNHCR-WFP survey says that a series of factors, including two consecutive poor rain seasons, have decimated cattle, overused grazing lands and depleted food reserves from sharing with the refugees have led to the severe food scarcity.

Consequently, the UN is calling for concerted efforts to help destitute Chadians living near refugee camps and …