L’Ambassadeur Pasi souligne l’appui de l’Ambassade à l’enseignement de l’anglais au Tchad

N’Djaména, le 2 juillet 2018 — L’Ambassadeur des États-Unis au Tchad Geeta Pasi a présidé une cérémonie le 29 juin à l’issue d’un atelier de cinq jours pour 24 inspecteurs et enseignants  tchadiens de la langue anglaise. L’atelier organisé par l’ambassade des États-Unis en collaboration avec le Ministère de l’Education nationale et à la Promotion ...
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President Trump Lifts Travel Restrictions on Chadian Nationals

President Trump today lifted travel restrictions on Chadian nationals following a review of the Chadian government’s progress addressing several technical deficiencies. Limited restrictions on Chadian visa applicants were announced in September 2017 after deficiencies in the Chadian government’s identity-management and information-sharing practices were identified as part of a worldwide review. The United States and Chad ...
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American Center Receives Over 18,000 Applications During Open Enrollment Period

Thank you, N’Djamena! The U.S. Embassy in Chad would like to thank the people of N’Djamena for their tremendous interest in our American Center.  We have now received over 18,000 applications from students, English-language learners, teachers, and other professionals.  Open enrollment will close on March 30, 2018.  Membership applications will be accepted by appointment only ...
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Secretary Tillerson To Travel to Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi, N’Djamena, and Abuja

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 1, 2018 On his first official trip to Africa, Secretary Rex Tillerson will travel to N’Djamena, Chad; Djibouti, Djibouti; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Abuja, Nigeria, March 6-13, 2018. Secretary Tillerson will meet with leadership in each country, as well as the leadership of the ...
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Observance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 6, 2018 February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). The United States stands in solidarity with governments and communities around the world working to end this human rights abuse. According to UNICEF, at least 200 million girls and women ...
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U.S. Delegation visits Chad to discuss Presidential Proclamation

December 14, 2017 Press release U.S. Delegation visits Chad to discuss Presidential Proclamation Representatives of the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security met with representatives of the Government of Chad in N’Djamena on December 11-12 to discuss ongoing efforts to improve information sharing and enhance identity management practices noted in Presidential Proclamation ...
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Press Release on Vehicle Donation to the Ministry of Environment & Fisheries

On November 14, 2017, the U.S. Embassy donated three Toyota Landcruiser pick-up trucks, as well as spare parts, to the Ministry of Environment & Fisheries.  The donation, a gift from the people of the United States, is earmarked to support the Ministry’s efforts to protect Chad’s elephant populations in Zakouma National Park and other unprotected ...
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United States Pledging Up To $60 Million In New Support For Security Assistance In The Sahel Region

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY October 30 2017 United States Pledging Up To $60 Million In New Support For Security Assistance In The Sahel Region Defeating terrorism depends on making sure terrorist organizations cannot have safe havens on any continent. To that end, pending consultation with ...
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Chad Visa Restrictions

 STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON October 17, 2017 Chad Visa Restrictions On October 13, National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster spoke to Chad President Idriss Deby Itno to underscore the importance of the bilateral relationship and Chad’s effort as a key partner in countering terrorism.  In a recent Presidential Proclamation, the United States identified ...
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United States Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, Chad

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson 2017/10/16 MEDIA NOTE United States Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, Chad In an important symbol of our enduring partnership with the people of the Republic of Chad, U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi, Acting Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Ambassador William Moser, and Kassiré ...
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U.S. PRESIDENTIAL DECREE ON THE MIGRATION

The government of Chad is an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States, and the United States Government looks forward to expanding that cooperation, including in the areas of immigration and border management.  Chad has shown a clear willingness to improve in these areas.  Nonetheless, Chad does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s declaration on the occasion of Chad’s 57th year of independence

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State Washington, DC, August 11, 2017 On behalf of the people of the United States, our congratulations to the people of Chad as you celebrate your 57th year of independence on August 11. The United States commends Chad’s contributions to international peacekeeping operations and Chad’s hosting of Exercise ...
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The United States and Togo To Co-Host the 2017 AGOA Forum in Lomé, Togo

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 14, 2017 The United States and Togo will co-host the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lomé, Togo August 8-10. The Forum will bring together senior government officials from the United States and 38 Sub-Saharan African AGOA-eligible countries to discuss ways to boost economic ...
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2017 EID AL-FITR MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY REX TILLERSON

June 22, 2017 Dear Mr. Minister On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, I convey our warmest wishes to our Muslim friends around the world. This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a holy month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity. On Eid al-Fitr I Muslims in the United ...
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The United States Commemorates the 17th Annual World Refugee Day

The United States is proud to be the largest provider of humanitarian assistance worldwide, partnering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the World Food Program (WFP), and a number of other international ...
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U.S. Embassy Official makes an Official Visit to Faya Largeau

N’Djaména, le 1er juin 2017 Faya (24 May 2017):   U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Joyce Namde conducted an official visit to the City of Faya Largeau on 24 May.  Upon arrival, she was greeted by the Governor of the Region, General N’GaroAhmadou Ahidjio and other dignitaries.  The Deputy Chief of Mission then conducted an ...
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U.S. Embassy moving to new location

June 1, 2017 Effective Monday, June 12, 2017, the U.S. Embassy will begin operations at its new location at Rond-Point de Chagoua.  This state-of-the-art facility is a symbol of the United States’ enduring commitment to the people of Chad and bilateral relationship. The new Embassy complex will provide a secure, modern, and environmentally-friendly platform for ...
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U. S. military surgical team begins joint medical training with Chadian doctors

N’Djamena, May 11, 2017:   U.S. and Chadian doctors began joint medical training at the Military Teaching Hospital in N’Djamena on May 2.  Chadian Maj. Gen. Beure Mbaindonadji, Director of Health at the Ministry of Defense, welcomed the Chadian and American military medical professionals who were participating in the 16-day exercise.  He said, “We are here ...
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United States Sponsors Regional Counter-Terrorism Conference for Lake Chad Basin Countries

N’Djamena, May 4, 2017  The United States Department of Justice, in partnership with the Chadian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, and the Chadian Ministry of Public Security and Immigration, sponsored a “Lake Chad Basin Regional Counter-terrorism Conference” for law enforcement and justice officials from Chad, Niger, Cameroon, and Nigeria in N’Djamena from April 25-27.  ...
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Joint Local Declaration of the European Union, the Embassy of the United States of America, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany…

April 25, 2017 Joint Local Declaration of the European Union, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Embassy of France, the Embassy of the United States of America and the Representative Office of Switzerland We are concerned by the detention of several civil society activists, by the lack of information concerning the charges ...
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Joint Local Declaration of the European Union, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Embassy of France, the Embassy of the United States

We are concerned by the detention of several civil society activists, by the lack of information concerning the charges against them, as well as the conditions of their detention, and wish to reiterate our support for the respect for fundamental liberties, among them the freedom of expression and right to demonstrate, essential elements of democracy.  ...
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U. S. provides Chadian military with 950 million FCFA worth of food and military gear to support Chad’s operations in Lake Chad Basin

N’Djamena, April 13, 2017:   At an informal ceremony in Amsinene, U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi donated goods worth nearly one billion FCFA to 2nd Deputy Chief of Staff Brigadier General Nguinambaye Bardé to support operations against Boko Haram.  The items included 7,500 cartons of Halal Meals Ready-to-Eat (MREs) valued at 483 million FCFA and uniforms, boots, ...
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U. S. provides 86 new vehicles to Chadian Special Anti-Terrorism Group

N’Djamena, February 2, 2017:   At a ceremony in Amsinéné at the headquarters of the Chadian Special Anti-Terrorism Group (SATG) the United States transferred 86 new vehicles to these Chadian Special Forces.   U.S. Embassy Chargeé d’Affaires Joyce Namde and Chadian Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Brahim Seid Mahamat conducted the formal vehicle handover ceremony. The vehicles ...
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America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security. Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will ...
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CHAD to Host FLINTLOCK 2017 Exercise

Today, planning was finalized for the upcoming Flintlock military exercise to be hosted by Chad from late February through mid-March.  The event will take place in N’Djamena and Chadian military training sites through mid-March. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our nation’s military to strengthen our relationship with our neighbors,” said Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue. “It ...
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Dedication of FLINTLOCK facilities at N’Djamena airfield

N’Djamena – 11 January 2017:  Preparations for next month’s FLINTLOCK regional  counterterrorism exercise are in their final stages, as representatives from participating nations are currently meeting in N’Djamena to work out the final details for next month’s event. Today Chadian Air Force Chief of Staff Major General Mahamat Ahmat Fadoul and the Chargee d’Affaires of ...
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First U. S. shipment of Light Armored Vehicles arrives in N’Djamena for combatting Boko Haram

N’Djamena (8 December 2016):   As part of U.S.–Chadian efforts to counter the forces of Boko Haram, the United States will provide 60  Toyota Davids to the Chadian Joint Task Force for use during counterterrorism operations. The first 20 of these vehicles were delivered to the Directorate General of Strategic Reserves (DGRS) logistics facility on Thursday, ...
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COP22 to support the Paris Climate Agreement

COP22 will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from November 14-18 and will focus on implementation and action. 2016 has been a historic year for climate action.  We saw rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement, which puts us on an accelerated path towards implementation of our climate goals.  We secured an ambitious amendment to the ...
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Media Note – Under Secretary Sewall Visits Chad with Focus on Civilian Security

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall visited Chad October 28 – November 1, 2016. The visit focused on humanitarian needs for Chad’s large refugee population, stabilization challenges resulting from the campaign against Boko Haram, and strategies for addressing violent extremism more broadly. In N’Djamena, the Under Secretary met ...
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First U. S. shipment of Light Armored Vehicles

N’Djamena (8 December 2016):   As part of U.S.–Chadian efforts to counter the forces of Boko Haram, the United States will provide 60  Toyota Davids to the Chadian Joint Task Force for use during counterterrorism operations. The first 20 of these vehicles were delivered to the Directorate General of Strategic Reserves (DGRS) logistics facility on Thursday, ...
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Attack in Nice

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC Today’s horrendous attack in Nice is an attack against innocent people on a day that celebrates Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. On behalf of all Americans, and especially the great many with close ties to France, I offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of ...
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United States Provides Additional $27 Million for Lake Chad Basin Humanitarian Response

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), Anne C. Richard, announced on July 13 from Cameroon nearly $27 million in new humanitarian assistance to support those affected by Boko Haram violence across  the Lake Chad Basin region.  Together with United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, ...
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Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travels to Cameroon and Chad

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard will travel to Cameroon (July 11-14) and Chad (July 14-17). She will highlight efforts to strengthen international cooperation to ease the desperate plight of refugees and internally displaced persons in the two countries, as well as in the broader Lake Chad Basin region. ...
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U.S. Embassy and Five Chadian Associations and Groups Sign Grants

The U.S. Ambassador, James Knight,  presided over a grant signing ceremony between the Embassy and five Chadian associations and groups. This grant from the African Development Foundation (USADF) which totals $45,000 or about 22.5 million FCFA, was distributed among the Amarna Group for its spirulina production project in the Lake District; Al- Hai Bichif Group ...
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As the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Begins in Silicon Valley, New Announcements to Support Inclusive Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Home

On Friday, President Obama will speak at the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), bringing together over 700 entrepreneurs from every corner of the globe—and from all across America. Entrepreneurship is a fundamental American value, and it is also a force that has the ability to unlock opportunity for people globally. GES is a reflection ...
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U.S. Army Medical Team Returns to Chad

American and Chadian medical professionals are participating in a three week joint military program called the Medical Readiness Training Exercise.   Beginning June 6, U.S medical and surgical personnel joined forces with their Chadian counterparts at a local military hospital, where they are performing surgical and lifesaving procedures on Chadian patients, using only locally available resources ...
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U.S. Embassy N’Djamena Introduces Online Appointment System for U.S. Citizen Services on June 15, 2016

Effective Wednesday, June 15, 2016 U.S. Embassy N’Djamena will begin using a new, online system for scheduling all routine U.S. Citizen Services.  This includes all passport and citizenship services.  Henceforth, all applicants must schedule their appointments online. In order to access this new system, applicants should visit the website at https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp .   This new system is ...
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Final Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Chad

The United States notes the announcement by Chad’s Constitutional Council that President Déby Itno won re-election for a fifth term, and we applaud the Chadian people for their strong commitment to democracy as evidenced by the historic voter turnout.  Their continued peaceful involvement in the political process is vital to the development of democratic institutions ...
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Provisional Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Chad

The United States Embassy applauds the broad participation of the Chadian people in the April 10 presidential elections. You have shown a commendable determination to participate in the democratic process by registering to vote and going to the polls in historic numbers.  We congratulate you for the effort you have made to choose your national ...
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Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Travels to Chad

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will travel to Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria April 16-23 to highlight the growing threat Boko Haram poses to the Lake Chad Basin region. Boko Haram is one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the world. It poses an acute threat to civilians across the Lake Chad Basin, and ...
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U.S. Embassy N’Djamena Introduces Online Non-Immigrant Visa Appointment System

Starting Monday, April 4, 2016 U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad will begin using a new, online system for scheduling non-immigrant visa (temporary visas) appointments.  All applicants for non-immigrant visas must schedule their appointments online visa https://evisaforms.state.gov/ . To access this new system, applicants should visit the website . This new system is designed to offer a more transparent ...
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AFRICOM Deputy Chief Commander Visits Chad; Underscores Security Partnership

Ambassador Alexander M. Laskaris, U.S. Africa Command Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, arrived in Chad today for discussions with senior officials.   A meeting with Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké is scheduled to be the highlight of his visit. Ambassador Laskaris’s first visit to Chad as Deputy to AFRICOM’s Commander will allow him an ...
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AFRICOM Commander Visits Chad; Underscores Security Partnership

Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander, U.S. Africa Command, arrived in the Republic of Chad today for discussions with senior Chadians that is scheduled to be highlighted by a visit with President Idriss Déby Itno at Chad’s Presidential Palace. Rodriguez’s fourth visit to Chad follows a two-day visit to Nigeria where he met with Nigerian officials ...
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U.S. Army Brigadier General Donald C. Bolduc, the Special Operations Command Africa commander visits the Chadian Army

Today, U.S. Army Brigadier General Donald C. Bolduc, the Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) commander met with Brigadier General Abderamane Youssouf Mery, Commander of the Special Anti-Terrorist Group (SATG) and Chadian Special Operations Forces counterparts while touring local military bases in N’Djamena.  SOCAFRICA, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is U.S. Africa Command’s lead counter-terrorism component and ...
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U.S. Condemns Boko Haram Attacks in the Lake Chad Basin Region

The United States strongly condemns the recent deadly suicide bombings and callous attacks in Chad, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon by Boko Haram.  Through these senseless acts of brutality, Boko Haram terrorists are depriving the people of the Lake Chad Basin region of their fundamental right to live in peace and security.  We extend our condolences ...
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Joint Statement on Donors’ Pledge of $248M USD to Least Developed Countries Fund to Support Climate Change Adaptation

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Begin Text Today in Paris, we announce contributions totaling $248 million USD [1] to the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), hosted by the Global Environment Facility ...
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Ambassador Bisa Williams to Attend G5 Sahel Summit

Ambassador Bisa Williams will be the United States’ representative to the G5 summit taking place in N’Djamena, November 18-20, and who is also expected to meet Chadian officials. The “G5 Sahel” was founded on February 16, 2014 and includes: Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad with its headquarters in Mauritania.  The organization works to:  ...
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Central African Republic: United States Condemns Ongoing Violence and Calls for Perpetrators to be Held Accountable

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the continuing violence in Bangui, Central African Republic, that started on Friday, September 25.  We offer our condolences to the families of those killed. We call upon those who engaged in violence, or are considering further violence, to lay down their weapons and return home.  Those guilty ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry On Eid Al-Adha

Teresa and I extend our best wishes to Muslims around the world for a blessed Eid al-Adha.  We congratulate the nearly three million Muslims – including thousands of Americans – who are performing Hajj this year in fulfillment of one of the fundamental pillars of their faith. Eid al-Adha is a special time when Muslims ...
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Recent Actions by Elements of the Presidential Guard in Burkina Faso

The United States is deeply concerned about the unfolding events in Burkina Faso. We call for the immediate release of President Kafando, Prime Minister Zida, and all other officials being held. The United States strongly condemns any attempt to seize power through extra-constitutional means or resolve internal political disagreements using force. We call for an ...
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Urgent Need for Political Dialogue in Burundi

Today’s inauguration in Burundi demonstrates the ruling party’s intent to ignore the voices of its people in pursuit of its own political agenda.  An inauguration – without a government that represents the population’s many political voices and without a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue – will not resolve the political and security crisis in Burundi. The ...
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International Envoys Call for Restraint and Urge Resumption of Dialogue in Burundi

The ongoing political impasse and instability in Burundi call for  restraint, leadership, and vision from all concerned citizens of Burundi to prevent further violence. We condemn the recent attacks and commend those calling for calm. Following months of unrest and the controversial electoral process, the Burundian government can begin to restore credibility through engagement in ...
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Chad’s National Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my warmest congratulations to the people of Chad as you commemorate 55 years of independence on August 11. I applaud Chad’s leadership in the fight against Boko Haram and recognize the great sacrifices ...
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Trial of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The United States commends the government of Senegal and the African Union for bringing former Chadian President Hissène Habré before the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal.  Following a 19-month investigation, Habré has been charged with torture, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, including murder and enforced disappearances. As a signal of our support for these ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

On Monday, July 20, President Obama will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House. The visit will underscore the United States’ longstanding friendship with Nigeria, our commitment to strengthening and expanding our partnership with Nigeria’s new government, and our support for the Nigerian people following their historic democratic elections and peaceful transfer of ...
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U.S. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, the Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAF) visits Chadian Military Forces

Today, May 13th 2015, U.S. Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, the Special Operations Command-Africa (SOCAF) commander based in Stuttgart, Germany, met with Chef d’Etat-Major General des Armees (CEMGA) Major General Brahim Seid Mahamat in N’Djamena to discuss the United States’ ongoing partnership with Chadian military forces.  CEMGA works directly with President Idriss Deby to ensure the ...
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Supporting the U.S.-Africa Partnership Through the AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015

Last week, Congress introduced several bills that are important to the economic future and national security interests of the United States. Central among them is a 10-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, legislation that has served as the cornerstone of the U.S.-African economic relationship and has dramatically expanded U.S trade with Africa ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and the President’s Travel to Africa

The Government of Kenya has agreed to co-host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) this July.  Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them.  This will be the first time the GES will take place in ...
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Ground Breaking Ceremony: Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Ground Breaking for New Embassy Compound in N’Djamena, Chad Design Architect:  Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners Architect of Record: PAGE Design/Build Contractor: BL Harbert, International Site 12 acres Office Space  8,800 square meters Total Project Budget  $225 million General Information The new U.S. Embassy is situated on a 12-acre site in the ...
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Ground Breaking Ceremony: Media Note

In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with the Republic of Chad, U.S. Ambassador to Chad James Knight broke ground on the new U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena today. The new Embassy will be situated on a 12-acre site in the Chagoua neighborhood southeast of downtown N’Djamena, and will include a chancery, a U.S. Marine ...
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Flintlock ’15 exercise

During the 2015 Flintlock exercise, Chad welcomed representatives from countries throughout Africa, Europe and North America during the annual, African-led military exercise and humanitarian relief operation held February 16 to March 9. Chad led the development of the exercise’s training objectives to help build relationships that reinforce the capacity of participating militaries to secure a ...
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The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

This week, the White House is convening a three-day summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to bring together local, federal, and international leaders – including President Obama and foreign ministers – to discuss concrete steps the United States and its partners can take to develop community-oriented approaches to counter  hateful extremist ideologies that radicalize, recruit ...
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Appointment of Rashad Hussain as United States Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rashad Hussain as United States Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. Special Envoy Hussain will lead a staff drawn from a number of U.S. departments and agencies to expand international engagement and partnerships to counter violent extremism and to develop strategic counterterrorism communications around the ...
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Chad to Host Flintlock 2015

Chad announced it will host the Flintlock 2015 exercise, U.S. Africa Command’s premier Special Operations Forces exercise, which will kick off Feb. 16, 2015 in the capital N’Djamena with outstations in Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Tunisia, and will run through March 9, 2015. The announcement was made Thursday by Brig. Gen. Zakaria Ngobongué, Exercise Director ...
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Chad: U.S. Army Africa Conducts Joint Medical Readiness Training

In partnership with the Chadian Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa conducted joint Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE), in N’Djamena, Chad from June 2-12, 2014.  Military medical personnel from Chad and the United States participated in this exercise.  MEDRETE 14-5 allowed medical professionals from both militaries to build and strengthen medical capacity.  The exercise focused on the ...
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U.S. Army Africa Brigadier General Moore Visits Chad

From June 11-12, 2014, Brigadier General Kenneth H. Moore, Jr., U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) deputy commanding general, visited Chad. During this visit, Brig. Gen. Moore celebrated the successful conclusion of a partnership between USARAF and the Chadian Armed Forces.  Military medical personnel from Chad and the United States participated in the joint exercise, Medical Readiness ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard Visits Chad

U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Anne C. Richard is visiting Chad from April 1 – 7. In N’Djamena, she is meeting with Chadian government officials and representatives of both international and non-governmental organizations, as well as participating in an inter-ministerial committee meeting on refugees and returnees. The purpose ...
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The Inauguration of a U.S.-Provided Security System at the Border Crossing Facility at Ngueli

Ambassador James Knight helped mark the inauguration of a U.S.-provided security system at the border crossing facility at Ngueli.  PISCES, a Department of State program providing airport and border security systems, is already fully functional at N’Djamena Hassan Djamous Airport and several other border crossings in Chad.  The system registers fingerprints, photos, and travel documents ...
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Women Play a Central Role in Peace

International Women’s Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a day not just to renew our determination to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place – but to recognize that a world where opportunities for women grow, is a world where the possibilities for peace, prosperity, and stability ...
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The U.S. Donated One Million Dollars Equipment to Humanitarian Security

Visiting U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs David Gilmour and U.S. Ambassador James Knight participated in a ceremony transferring $1 million of equipment funded by a U.S. government donation.  The transfer of equipment was conducted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at its N’Djamena headquarters.  UNHCR Representative ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Chad

From February 19-20, a U.S. Congressional delegation involving Congressman Michael J. Rogers of Michigan, Congressman Michael R. Pompeo of Kansas, and Congressman James Himes of Connecticut visited N’Djamena, Chad.  The delegation met with President Idriss Déby Itno as well as other senior officials of the Government of the Republic of Chad. The Congressmen are all ...
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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Statement by the Press Secretary Announcing the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit The White House is pleased to announce that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on August 5 and 6, 2014.  President Obama looks forward to welcoming leaders from across the African continent to the Nation’s Capital to further ...
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U.S. Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion dollar illicit business that is decimating Africa’s iconic animal populations.  Many species — most notably elephants and rhinoceroses — now face the risk of significant decline or even extinction.  Like other forms of illicit trade, wildlife trafficking undermines security across nations.   Well-armed, well-equipped, and well-organized networks of poachers, criminals, and ...
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