Hundreds of people tried to flee violence in Central African Republic on Saturday aboard emergency flights to neighbouring Chad, while nearby countries appealed for help to rescue their citizens from the mounting humanitarian crisis.
Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Etihad Airways, recently launched a weekly service from its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport to N’djamena, the capital of the Republic of Chad.
The service will operate every Monday to N’djamena. E
Dubai International’s passenger traffic is set to receive a boost following the launch of services by two new airlines, the addition of a new destination and an increase in frequency of existing services, in the second quarter of 2009.
Noor Dubai, a charity initiative focused on preventing and treating low vision and curable forms of blindness around the world, said it has successfully treated over 11,000 people in Chad at its free cataract treatment camp in Ndjamena recently.
The Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will consider helping finance a 40,000 barrels per day oil refinery in member-state Chad, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
Chad's Economy and Planning Minister Ousmane Matar Breme asked A
Kuwait's Agility, the Gulf's biggest logistics provider by market value, said on Sunday one of its units had won two deals worth $174 million to feed European Union troops in Chad.
The nine-month deal for GCC Services, renewable for up to
Sudan cut diplomatic relations with Chad on Sunday after an attack on Khartoum by Darfur rebels which it said was supported by Chadian President Idriss Deby.
The rebels fought Sudanese troops in a suburb of Khartoum on Saturday in a bid to
Fighting raged for the second day on Sunday in the Chadian capital after rebels intent on toppling President Idriss Deby battled their way into the city and surrounded his palace and loyalist troops.
Spokesmen for the rebels, who denounce
The French and US embassies in Chad were preparing their nationals there for possible evacuation on Saturday as advancing rebels opposed to President Idriss Deby threatened the capital N'Djamena from the northeast.
France's mission instruc
The latest fighting in east Chad has disrupted humanitarian operations and raised the risks for a European peacekeeping force due to deploy there soon, aid officials and diplomats said.
In the biggest clash for months between Chad's govern