Chad: Deby Predicted to Easily Win Reelection

Chad: Deby Predicted to Easily Win Reelection

N’DJAMENA, 11 April 2021 – President Idriss Itno Deby of Chad is expected to win a record sixth term after Sunday’s presidential ballot. Deby, who came to power in a military coup in 1990, is one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.  The country’s most prominent...
Egypt-Sudan: $1.9 Billion Railway Line Coming

Egypt-Sudan: $1.9 Billion Railway Line Coming

CAIRO, 26 March 2021 – Egypt and Sudan are keen to launch the construction of a 900-kilometer railway expected to expand trade between the two countries and the rest of Africa. The railway is expected to start out from Aswan and pass through Toskha and Abu...
Chad: At Least Two Killed in Raid

Chad: At Least Two Killed in Raid

N’DJAMENA, 28 february 2021 – At least two people were killed when Chadian security forces tried to arrest the opposition leader Yaya Dillo at his home in the capital, N’Djamena. Dillo immediately contradicted the death toll, telling reporters that five members of his...
Chad: Jailed for Saying President is Sick

Chad: Jailed for Saying President is Sick

N’DJAMENA, 20 February 2021 – A criminal court in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, has sentenced an activist to three years in prison for claiming President Idriss Deby Itno is very ill. The activist, Baradine Berdei Targuio, is the leader of the Chadian Organization...
Mauritania: Entrepreneurs in Sahel Seek Support

Mauritania: Entrepreneurs in Sahel Seek Support

NOUAKCHOTT, 17 February 2021 – Entrepreneurs in the Sahel region want their countries to expand access to credit, promote job creation in agribusiness, and push for industrialization. The recommendations were made Tuesday during a video conference workshop attended by...
Chad-Morocco: Support for Regional Defense

Chad-Morocco: Support for Regional Defense

N’DJAMENA, 17 February 2021 – Morocco committed Tuesday to work with the five Sahel member states in the promotion of regional security. Rabat made the commitment Monday in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, during the opening day there of the Seventh Summit of Five...
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