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Darfur Rising: Sudan's New Crisis

Sudan, where prospects for peace had looked so promising for much of 2003, has become a potential horror story in 2004. The rapid onset of war in its western region of Darfur has created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises -- thousands dead…

Chad: Powder Keg in the East

Excerpt: "Large-scale internal displacement and a massive influx of Sudanese refugees have upset eastern Chad’s demographic balance and intensified the struggle for resources. Both the Chadian government and rebel groups have armed their supporters,…

Chad: A New Conflict Resolution Framework

Excerpt: "The political and security crisis Chad faces is internal, and has been exacerbated rather than caused by the meddling of its Sudanese neighbours. Power has been monopolised by a Zaghawa military clan with President Idriss Déby at the top s…

Enhancing the Governance of Africa’s Oil Sector

"This paper evaluates several important international governance initiatives in the African oil sector, including the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Publish What You Pay, Transparency International and Global Witness. What are the le…

The Chadian dilemma

This Brief Report deals with the civil war in Chad and growing outside intervention in the conflict. If annexed by Libya, it could become part of the Soviet sphere of influence, and France’s military involvement has led to fears of heightened French…

Oil Exploitation and Regional Disparities of Poverty in Chad: An Analysis of the Oil Revenues Redistribution Policy

This study aims to explore local disparities of poverty in Chad within a context of oil exploitation. Firstly, it analyses the regional poverty dynamics between 2003 and 2011 by decomposing poverty trends into growth and redistribution components ba…

Microfinancing and its Benefits to Women Owned Micro-enterprises in Chad: A Case Study of the City of N'Djamena

This study examined the impact of finance on the profits derived by women owned micro-enterprises in Chad, through undertaking a case study of the city of N’Djamena. To achieve this objective, the study uses both the two-step Generalized Least Squar…

Implication of COVID-19 for Peace and Security in the Lake Chad Basin Region

The Lake Chad Basin Region (LCBR), which basically consists of fringe territories in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, is notoriously fragile and highly unstable. The region is largely characterised by violent extremism and cross-border crimes. Wit…

Chad Conflict Insights

The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in north central Africa and a home to over 1501 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Besides its rich ethnic and linguistic diversity, French and Arabic are the two official languages of the country, w…

Les Défis de L’armée Tchadienne / New Challenges for Chad’s Army

Chad’s army plays a central role in the international counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel, but it is a source of potential instability at home. Its cohesion is undermined by discrepancies in the treatment of elite troops compared to other sold…

Agro-pastoral Mediation in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad)

In the Sahel region, pastoral and agricultural communities live from the natural resources they share. Their way of life is now threatened by the increasing scarcity of resources due to demographic pressure, climate change, desertification and insec…

Médiation Agropastorale au Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger et Tchad) / Agro-pastoral Mediation in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger and Chad)

In the Sahel region, pastoral and agricultural communities live from the natural resources they share. Their way of life is now threatened by the increasing scarcity of resources due to demographic pressure, climate change, desertification and insec…

Heterogeneity of Inter-regional efficiency of Education Public Spending in Fragile State: Evidence from Chad

This study analyses the inter-regional efficiency of education public spending in Chad, which is characterized by a long history of armed conflict. Specifically, we investigate the institutional, political, and security dimensions of fragility influ…

Microfinancing and its Benefits to Women-owned Micro-enterprises in Chad: A Case Study of the City of N'Djamena - Paper

This study aims to examine the impact of finance on the profits derived by women owned micro-enterprises in Chad, through undertaking a case study of the city of N’Djamena. In order to achieve this objective, the study uses both the two-step General…

Exploring Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data in Chad, from a Capability Approach: Case Study of N'Djamena Population

With 55 percent of the population living below the (monetary) poverty line, and 36 percent living in extreme poverty, Chad is rated as one of the world’s poorest countries. According to mainstream poverty analyses, based exclusively on a monetary ap…

Education Language Choice and Youth Entrepreneurship in Chad

Using the third Chadian survey on consumption and the informal sector (ECOSIT III), this study aims to assess the relationship between education language choice and entrepreneurship in Chad. By education language choice, we mean the choice between…

Managing the Journey out of Violent Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin

In the highly volatile Lake Chad Basin region, dealing with ex-Boko Haram combatants and associates presents complex strategic and policy challenges for local, national and regional stakeholders. Understanding why and how individuals journey out of …

Lake Chad Basin: Socio-economic Resilience in the Shadow of Boko Haram

This report presents evidence-based analysis to support ongoing processes to build resilience in the Lake Chad Basin through human mobility and commerce. It shows how economic actors in the region have been affected by the Boko Haram conflict and ho…

Transitional Justice: Testing the Waters in the Lake Chad Basin

Transitional justice is a tried and tested approach in post-conflict peacebuilding. It presents challenges and opportunities in regions plagued by violent extremism, such as the Lake Chad Basin. The duration and scale of abuses call for an explorati…

Horn of Africa Bulletin January-February 2015

The first article by Najum Mushtaq focuses on the "cease-and-desist" policy in the US towards Somali people working in the US, and how this influences the Somalians economy and society. The second article by Hawa Noor M reflects on the regulations t…

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