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25 Dec 2009 description
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KHARTOUM, Dec 25, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Sudan and Chad have agreed to revive a security protocol to control joint borders and ban any activities by armed opposition groups in the two countries, senior officials of Sudan and Chad said on Friday.

"We have agreed to revive the security protocol through a joint meeting of military and security officials from the two countries, to be held in the Chadian capital of N'djamena in two weeks," Chadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Moussa Faki Mahamat told reporters in Khartoum Friday.

Mahamat stressed his country's …

14 Oct 2009 description
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OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 14, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- West African health officials meet in Burkina Faso on fight against meningitis West African health officials meet in Burkina Faso on fight against meningitis

Health officials from about 20 countries in the West African region are meeting in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou to discuss measures of reinforcing surveillance of meningitis.

During the two-day health meeting, which was opened on Tuesday, participants are expected to come up with a plan to fight the epidemic along the so-called the West African meningitic belt from …

08 Sep 2009 description
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Accra, Sep 08, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A two-day meeting on how to enhance information on aid flows between donors and recipient countries to ensure predictability and easy monitoring of the use of resources opened in Accra on Tuesday.

The workshop which is being held under the auspices of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is an attempt by stakeholders to make information about aid flows more available and accessible to all stakeholders, particularly partner countries.

Representatives of partner countries from West and Central Africa, and Civil Society …

31 Aug 2009 description
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ACCRA, Aug 31, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Germany on Monday stated that peace and security should be viewed as the topmost priority for accelerated development in Africa.

Hans Christian Winkler, Deputy German Ambassador to Ghana, said: "Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

"Yet Germany also has clearly defined interests.

08 May 2009 description
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NEW YORK (Nations Unies), 7 mai (Xinhua) -- Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) des Nations Unies a annoncé jeudi avoir suspendu les distributions de nourriture pour les quelque 22.000 réfugiés soudanais dans l'est du Tchad en raison de l'insécurité grandissante dans cette région.

Dans le cadre de ses opérations d'urgence au Tchad, le PAM vient en aide à 235.000 réfugiés soudanais provenant du Darfour (ouest du Soudan).

L'ordre de suspendre les distributions de nourriture intervient mardi après qu'il ait été rapporté que des rebelles sont en activité dans la …

11 Dec 2008 description
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by Gu Zhenqiu

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- UN staff members from Algiers and New York gathered here Thursday to pay tribute to 17 of their colleagues, who were killed in the terrorist attacks in Algiers, on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the UN Headquarters in the Algerian capital.

The UN staff members, who were from Algeria, Denmark, the Philippines and Senegal, were killed while working for various UN agencies to render humanitarian relief to the Algerian people in need.

"One year after the attack, we still feel the …

25 Jul 2008 description
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HELSINKI, Jul 25, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- About 32 Finnish soldiers were sent to Chad on Friday to replace 38 Finnish peacekeepers who were on their way back to Finland, local media reported.

The new peacekeepers will spend one week to get used to the local environment before their work begins.

Finnish government made decision to send a few dozen soldiers to Chad as a part of the European Union peacekeeping operation last December.

21 Jun 2008 description
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YAOUNDE, Jun 21, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- The government of Cameroon has demonstrated an exceptional amount of generosity and understanding by agreeing to play host to hordes of refugees from strife-torn neighboring states, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Friday.

The opening of doors to Chadian refugees fleeing fighting between rebels and government forces in February 2008 and the continued reception of refugees, who are fleeing abuses by armed bandits in the Central African Republic, "is evidence of this generosity," UNHCR …

16 Jun 2008 description
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ABIDJAN, Jun 16, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- France "will no longer" intervene in the ongoing conflict between the government of President Idriss Deby Itno and the rebel movements, who have resumed their offensive against the capital N'Djamena since mid last week, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has said.

"There is no position for France to maintain.

17 Mar 2008 description
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YAOUNDE, Mar 17, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The state of emergency that was declared by Chadian authorities on Feb. 15 following a devastating rebel onslaught on N'Djamena in early February will not be extended any further, according to information reaching here.

This time round, the government of President Idriss Deby has not convened parliament as it had done on Feb.

13 Mar 2008 description
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KHARTOUM, Mar 13, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Sudanese government Thursday categorically denied an accusation from the Chadian government that it had armed Chadian rebels and sent them across the borders into east Chad.

"We deny totally and elaborately the accusation," Ali al-Sadig, spokesman of the Sudanese Foreign Ministry, told Xinhua.

The Sudanese government "has no idea of the Chadian rebels moving around the border areas," said al-Sadig.

He noted that the accusation made by the Chadian side was aimed at undermining efforts being currently exerted at …

09 Mar 2008 description
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YAOUNDE, Mar 9, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Hundreds of Chadian refugees previously camping in the eastern Cameroonian town of Kousseri are converging in the capital Yaounde, said Jacques Franklin, United Nations High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) representative.

"At the moment we are receiving 100 to 150 Chadian refugees per week since the beginning of the crisis, which adds up to more than 600 refugees in one month," Franklin was quoted as saying Saturday by Cameroonian national radio.

Franklin said these refugees are mainly young people without members of their …

03 Mar 2008 description
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N'DJAMENA, Mar 3, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Chad has established an international commission of inquiry to look into events that took place during and after a failed rebel offensive on the capital N'Djamena in early February, the Chadian national radio reported Monday.

The commission, which includes representatives of France, the European Union and the African Union, has also been tasked with the difficult task of unraveling the whereabouts of missing opposition leaders, said the national radio.

"The mission of the commission is to find and produce information on the …

04 Feb 2008 description
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BUCHAREST, Feb 4, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Romania will contribute to the EU force in Chad under the conditions to be decided upon by the UN Security Council, President Traian Basescu said on Monday.

At a joint press conference with visiting French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Basescu said "Romania will participate in this mission in partnership with Europe, and firstly with France, the country currently heading the European military presence in Chad."

Sarkozy said his country has discussed the matter with the presidents of Senegal, Gabon and Libya, and all of them are …

04 Feb 2008 description
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YAOUNDE, Feb 4, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Regular Chadian army troops were still in control of the overall situation in N'Djamena by mid-day Monday, but thirty pickups filled with rebels were seen at the northern entrance to the city, French military sources said.

"The army is pretty much in control of the situation here.

05 Dec 2007 description
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KHARTOUM, Dec 5, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Sudanese government denied on Wednesday the accusation of its interference in the internal affairs in Chad, reiterating its keenness for calm in the neighboring country.

"What is going on in Chad is an internal affair that Sudan has nothing to do with," the Sudanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

It noted that "Sudan has been working to calm down the situations in Chad based on its policy of good-neighborliness, respect of sovereignty of states and nonintervention in the affairs of others."

The statement …

29 Oct 2007 description
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NAIROBI, Oct 29, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Sudanese and Somali refugees in camps in Kenya will benefit from 144 million dollars donated by U. S. towards the victims of violent conflicts and natural disasters, U.N.

12 Jun 2007 description
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CAIRO, Jun 12, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Visiting Chadian President Idriss Deby on Tuesday said pressures are being practiced on his country to accept the deployment of international forces on borders with Sudan, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.

At a meeting here with Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, Deby expressed his rejection of the presence of foreign troops at the borders of Chad and underlined the importance of helping Sudan settle the Darfur crisis through peaceful means, said the report.

Chad is a poor country, Deby said, adding that it could not …

01 Nov 2006 description
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KHARTOUM, Nov 1, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Sudan on Wednesday asked Chad to stop support for rebel forces of the National Redemption Front ( NRF) in the western Sudanese region of Darfur.

28 Oct 2006 description
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KHARTOUM, Oct 28, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Sudanese government denied on Saturday a report by the Chadian government that the Sudanese air force bombarded four villages in east Chad.

The spokesman of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Osman Mohamed al- Aghbash, said in a statement that what was going on inside Chad was an internal Chadian affair and the Sudanese armed forces had no interest in intervening in it.

Al-Aghbash noted that the Sudanese army did not allow Chadian opposition to carry out any activities from inside the Sudanese national borderline.

Sudanese Foreign Ministry …