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'We couldn't even eat the seeds': Drought affecting millions in Africa's Sahelupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 07:17:00

The Arabic nomads in central Chad always have moved from place to place, following the rains with their camels and cattle. But in that parched stretch of Africa, some nomads have stopped moving, saying the droughts now come too often.

The best cities in the world to live inupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 09:06:00

It's famous for its rich cultural history, a waltz and Wiener schnitzel. And for the third year in a row, Vienna, Austria, can also boast the highest quality of living in the world.

Men dare to share sex abuse storiesupdated: Sun Nov 20 2011 17:38:00

Chad, a 46-year-old father, is still afraid to tell his mother about the woman nearly 25 years his senior who used to sneak into his room at night and crawl into his bed. He doesn't want her to feel guilty. Paul Daugherty: In universe of Planet Ocho, it's more about brand than footballupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 11:58:00

Politely banished from playing professional soccer, rudely bumped from the back of a bull and fully in need of his next attention fix, Chad Ochocinco will be wrestling an alligator now. You could say this is brilliant self-hype, yet again, from Planet Ocho. Or you could say an alligator has lots of teeth. Amazing Race's Chad and Stephanie Are Married and Expectingupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 08:50:00

Chad Waltrip proposed to wife Stephanie on camera in Oman - and she's due in June

UN: 24 dead, 70,000 homeless in Chad floodingupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 10:34:00

Some 70,000 people have been left homeless by flooding triggered by heavy rains in the central African nation of Chad, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Sunday.

Live organ donation: Lifesaving but riskyupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 11:41:00

Chad Arnold clearly remembers the day he received the call from his older brother, Ryan, telling him they were a perfect match for a liver transplant.

Wanted Sudanese leader visits Chadupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:06:00

Wanted by the ICC on allegations of war crimes, Sudan's president visits Chad for a trade-bloc conference.

Wanted Sudanese leader arrives in Chadupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:06:00

The president of Sudan, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on allegations of war crimes and genocide, arrived Wednesday in Chad, Sudanese state-run Shorooq TV reported.

Red Cross worker abducted in Chad now freeupdated: Sat Feb 06 2010 14:14:00

A French aid worker was freed Saturday nearly three months after his abduction near Chad's border with Sudan, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. Paul Daugherty: The real reason behind Chad Ochocinco's need for attentionupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 11:19:00

He's feeling a little too good about things, a little too happy about an offense that just spent almost 40 minutes in the middle of a game without making a first down. Somehow, the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns 23-20 in overtime on Sunday. It was the NFL version of childbirth. In the visitors' locker room in Cleveland, someone asks Chad Ochocinco, "Why do you guys make it so hard on yourselves?''

'I am not a terrorist'updated: Mon Jun 15 2009 09:05:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks to former Gitmo detainees in Bermuda and Ewart Brown, the premier of Bermuda.

Darfuri women live 'nightmare,' Harvard-backed study saysupdated: Sun May 31 2009 13:28:00

An American human rights group documenting widespread sexual violence against Darfuri women in Sudan and Chad has called for "vigorous prosecution of rape as a war crime."

Chad pulls troops out of Sudan, official saysupdated: Sun May 17 2009 20:29:00

Chad pulled its troops out of Sudan on Sunday after destroying several rebel bases this month, a government official told CNN. In Egypt's Remote Deserts, Tourists Are Targetsupdated: Sat Sep 27 2008 15:00:00

Until recently, desert guides often ran into smugglers in the area but each side left the other alone. Not any more Ross Tucker: Bengals lead league in mismanagementupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 12:47:00

With no football to play for the first time in 18 years, former pro Ross Tucker is passing the time reading about his favorite sport. What follows are a few links to NFL-related articles he found and his take on them. Ex Chad Pres. Sentenced to Deathupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 16:00:00

A Chadian court on Friday sentenced a former president and eleven rebels to death for crimes against the state, an official said

CNNMoney: How to fix the airline industryupdated: Fri May 23 2008 10:35:00

You get what you pay for. And that means you don't get much anytime you fly these days.

Sudan cuts ties with Chad after attackupdated: Mon May 12 2008 21:47:00

Sudan sought support Monday from the U.N. Security Council in its escalating conflict with Chad, which shut down the border and shut off trade between the two countries earlier in the day.

Sudan defeats rebelsupdated: Mon May 12 2008 21:47:00

The Sudanese government says it has defeated the 'JEM' rebels who attacked the capital. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Sudan threatens Chad after rebel attacksupdated: Mon May 12 2008 00:21:00

Sudan cut ties with neighboring Chad and threatened retaliation on Sunday after accusing it of helping train the rebels who attacked a suburb of Khartoum.

French aid worker shot to death in Chadupdated: Fri May 02 2008 09:37:00

A French national who worked for a British aid agency was killed in eastern Chad on Thursday in a shooting, his group said.

Aid workers free after Chad pardonupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 19:02:00

Six French aid workers convicted of plotting to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe have been released from prison following their pardon by Chad's president, according to the French Justice Ministry.

Chad children returning homeupdated: Sat Mar 15 2008 13:49:00

Children almost removed from Chad by French charity Zoe's Ark are to be returned to their parents after months in limbo.

Kidnapped Chadian kids reunited with their familiesupdated: Sat Mar 15 2008 13:49:00

Nearly 100 children at the center of an international scandal that left them stranded at an orphanage in remote eastern Chad returned home after nearly five months Friday, and were being reunited with their families.

Chad, Sudan sign peace dealupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 23:37:00

The presidents of Sudan and Chad signed a non-aggression agreement late Thursday, aiming to halt cross-border hostilities between the two African nations.

Kidnapped Chadian kids to go homeupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 11:54:00

They marshaled presidents, sparked worldwide debate, and put an international peacekeeping force in jeopardy, but the biggest concern for more than 100 children stranded in an orphanage in remote eastern Chad is to return home.

Chad: Mercenaries enter from Sudanupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 09:07:00

The government of Chad issued a communique Thursday that said mercenaries from Sudan had crossed into Chad.

Kidnapped kids going back to familiesupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 09:47:00

The 103 Chadian children whom six French charity workers were convicted of attempting to kidnap will soon be reunited with their families, the United Nations' children agency said Friday.

Crisis in Chadupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 09:05:00

As Richard Roth explains, Chad has a long history of rebel attacks and instability.

U.N.: Armed elements blocking Darfur refugeesupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 09:05:00

The U.N. refugee agency says "unknown armed elements" are thwarting its efforts to move Darfur refugees in eastern Chad from the "volatile border to camps."

Violence continues in Chadupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 19:43:00

Civilians flee the violent fighting between government and rebel troops in Chad. ITN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

New wave of Darfur refugees flees into Chadupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 18:07:00

Fighting in the volatile Sudanese region of Darfur has sparked another wave of refugees into Chad and left a Red Cross employee dead, according to international agencies.

U.N. condemns rebel assaultupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 10:12:00

The U.N. Security Council condemns rebel attacks on Chad's government. CNN's Richard Roth reports

Chad's president 'in control of entire country'updated: Wed Feb 06 2008 10:12:00

Chad's president claimed his government was in control of the entire country Wednesday, speaking publicly for the first time since rebels tried to unseat him, The Associated Press reports. In Chad, Better the Devil You Know?updated: Tue Feb 05 2008 15:00:00

As Sudan-backed rebels march on the capital, the West faces a dilemma: Either back a repressive regime, or allow a victory for the tormentors of Darfur

Ceasefire in Chad fighting as thousands flee capitalupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 10:19:00

Fighting has stopped in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, French and Chadian officials said Tuesday, after a rebel uprising that has forced more than 20,000 people from their homes in the past few days.

Thousands more flee deadly rebel fighting in Chadupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 03:56:00

Thousands poured out of Chad's capital of N'Djamena on Monday for a second day, aid organizations said, amid conflicting reports of whether fighting still raged between rebels and government forces in the city.

Thousands flee Chad as fighting ragesupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 18:17:00

Carrying blankets and bed sheets on their heads, thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Chad's capital N'Djamena crossed a drought-stricken river to get to neighboring Cameroon Sunday, local officials and journalists said.

Oil fuels ethnic violence in Chadupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 10:43:00

The violence in Chad has opened up a new conflict next to Sudan's wartorn Darfur region, where more than 200,000 people have died since early 2003 and 2.5 million people have been chased into refugee camps.

Report: Cease-fire reached in Chadupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 00:26:00

Rebels who entered the Chadian capital of N'Djamena and engaged in fighting there agreed to a cease-fire Saturday, according to an official Libyan news agency. Rebels Fight for Chad's Capitalupdated: Sat Feb 02 2008 13:00:00

France sends troops to rescue expats, but they won't save Chad's government

France moving troops to Chadupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 16:13:00

The French Defense Ministry said Friday it is dispatching 140 soldiers from Gabon to Chad's capital of N'Djamena as a precaution to protect French citizens after renewed fighting between government troops and rebels. French Aid Workers Sentencedupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 12:00:00

The ruling brings the saga of humanitarian assistance group ZoÉ's Ark to its legal conclusion, but emotions are running high

Chad kidnappers jailed for 8 yearsupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 11:10:00

A French court sentenced six charity workers to eight years in prison on Monday for the attempted kidnapping of 103 children in Chad.

Chad 6 could face 8 years in jailupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 07:51:00

Six charity workers convicted in Chad of the attempted kidnapping of 103 children will learn their fates in two weeks when a French court announces what sentence they should serve in France, a court spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Aid workers get hard timeupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 09:07:00

A judge in Chad sentences six members of the "Zoe's Ark" group to eights years of hard time. ITN's Nema Elbagir reports

French aid workers leave Chadupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 09:50:00

Six French charity workers sentenced in Chad to eight years of hard labor for trying to kidnap children were on their way back to France on Friday, the French president's office said. Fallout from Aid Workers' Sentenceupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 09:00:00

Now that a Chad court has handed down their convictions, mending damaged relations with France will be the real challenge

Zoe's Ark workers get hard laborupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 19:02:00

A judge sentenced six French aid workers to eight years hard labor Wednesday after convicting them of trying to kidnap 103 children in the central African country of Chad. Tim Tuttle: Knaus has been plotting winning course since a boyupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 13:34:00

Chad Knaus was an unheralded 30-year-old when Rick Hendrick chose him to be crew chief for Jimmie Johnson's rookie season in Nextel (then Winston) Cup in 2002.

Chad frees 'kidnap' plot Spaniardsupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 07:52:00

A judge in Chad on Friday freed three Spanish flight crew members who had been detained for allegedly plotting to kidnap African children from the impoverished central African country, a senior Spanish foreign ministry spokesman told CNN. Sarkozy Rides to the Rescue in Chadupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 10:00:00

The French President decides to get involved and secures the release of the French and Spanish accused of kidnapping

French journalists accused in Chad child row return homeupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 23:50:00

Three French journalists charged in an alleged plot to kidnap African children for adoption in Europe arrived in Paris on Sunday, hours after French President Nicolas Sarkozy held emergency talks in Chad.

Chad kidnapping trial beginsupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 16:33:00

Zoe's Ark workers and air crew held in Chad say they're held in "inhumane conditions." CNN's Nic Robertson reports

Child abduction suspects in courtupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 16:33:00

Eleven of those accused in an alleged international kidnapping of African children were brought to court Saturday in the Chadian capital, appearing somber as they were led into a courthouse under armed guard. 7 Charged in Chad Kidnap Case Freedupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 12:45:00

Seven Europeans among 17 detained for over a week in an alleged attempt to kidnap 103 African children were released on Sunday and left the country

ICRC: 'Kidnap' children may not get homeupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 15:34:00

Some of the 103 children at the center of an alleged international kidnapping case may never return to their families because it is too difficult to determine their backgrounds, a Red Cross spokeswoman said Friday.

Anger in Chadupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 12:13:00

Joseph Ochieno of the Uganda People's Congress joins CNN to discuss anger in Chad over a failed bid to remove orphans.

Losing faith in charity: Is there any hope left for NGOs?updated: Fri Nov 02 2007 12:13:00

The image of a benevolent West has taken a battering in Africa this week, as 103 children earmarked for care by French families were airlifted from a border settlement between Chad and Sudan on a flight bound for France. New Doubts Over Chad 'Adoptions'updated: Fri Nov 02 2007 11:00:00

New doubts surface over the origins of some of the children who were being transported to France

Agencies: Most children in adoption dispute not Sudanese orphansupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 03:39:00

Most of the 103 children that a French charity attempted to take to France from Chad for adoption are neither Sudanese nor orphans, three international aid agencies reported on Thursday.

Kidnapping alleged in Chadupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 11:40:00

Authorities in Chad have charged nine French aid workers with kidnapping. ITN's Rags Martel reports.

Aid group faces kidnapping chargesupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 11:40:00

Authorities in Chad have charged nine French nationals with kidnapping after they attempted to fly out of Chad with more than 100 children the group claimed were orphans from Sudan.

Chad agrees to put all oil revenues on public recordupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 01:36:00

The government of Chad said Thursday it will adhere to a program designed to put pressure on countries to be open about revenues from exports of oil, natural gas and minerals. Peter King: Colts suffer blow that may make it impossible to repeatupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 03:52:00

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- I have one thing to say about the Indianapolis Colts, my Super Bowl pick from June: Uh-oh. Chad President's Son Found Murderedupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 17:40:00

The son of Chad's president was found dead with a head wound Monday in the basement of his apartment building in a Paris suburb, and authorities were treating the case as a murder The Devil Is in the Details updated: Mon Feb 12 2007 11:11:00

It was just past 8 p.m. on Jan. 30 in Las Vegas, a chill was in the air on the Strip, and the thrill of possibility was pulsating through the sports book at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Leaning back in plush recliners, bettors followed the action in several basketball games shown on supersized TV screens that hang from the dark-colored walls. Amid outbursts of ecstasy and agony that reflected the fortunes of those wagering, the man known as the shrewdest risk taker in NASCAR strolled into the smoky room.

U.N. officials headed to strife-torn Darfur and Chadupdated: Tue Dec 19 2006 08:36:00

Two top U.N. officials will go to Sudan and Chad on Wednesday to deal with the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region and its effect on neighboring Chad, according to the United Nations.

U.N. warns of Chad refugee crisisupdated: Sat Nov 25 2006 10:27:00

The head of the U.N. refugee agency has said hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees from Darfur and displaced Chadians in eastern Chad face stark perils from fighting in eastern Chad.

U.N. wants armed rebels out of Chad refugee campsupdated: Fri May 26 2006 07:54:00

The U.N. refugee agency on Friday said it is "very disturbed by reports of ongoing infiltration of armed Sudanese rebels inside and near some refugee camps in eastern Chad and fear further recruitment of refugees for military activities."

Chad won't expel refugees, U.N. official saysupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 07:41:00

Chad won't forcibly return refugees to the troubled Darfur region of Sudan, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Monday.

CNNMoney: Chad threatens to turn off oil tapupdated: Fri Apr 14 2006 12:23:00

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad will stop its oil production from Tuesday unless it reaches an agreement with the World Bank to end a dispute over the use of oil revenues, a government minister said on Friday.

Fortune: The world at riskupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 12:53:00

MARCH 31, 2006 A look at hot spots, economic fault lines, and events that might have an impact on global risk.

CNNMoney: Florida hotel gives Chads a breakupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 09:58:00

No Chad will be left hanging this election season. At least not at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando in Florida.

Sudan crisis the world ignoresupdated: Sun May 30 2004 08:28:00

For 15 months violent conflict has been raging in Sudan's Darfur region, where U.N. officials have accused Sudan and allied Arab tribal militias of "ethnic cleansing."

Germany: Algerian terrorist caughtupdated: Tue May 18 2004 06:39:00

An Algerian terrorist who held 32 Europeans hostage in the Sahara Desert last year has been captured in Chad, the German Federal Prosecutor's office said.

Sudan's hellish humanitarian crisisupdated: Wed May 12 2004 23:31:00

The hellish scene in northern Chad where people are fleeing the vicious but little-publicized war in western Sudan's Darfur region has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.

U.S. backs Chad against extremistsupdated: Thu Mar 11 2004 12:28:00

A small group of U.S. troops quietly helped Chad's military in a running battle this week against an Algerian Islamic group, U.S. sources said Thursday.

Fortune: Exxon's African Adventure How to build a $3.5 billion pipeline--with the "help" of NGOs, the World Bank, updated: Mon Apr 15 2002 00:01:00

When he first heard that Exxon Mobil would be drilling for oil a mile beneath his village of Mbanga, in southern Chad, Patrice Matangarti's head swam with expectations. Perhaps his village would fi...


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