- The government of Chad and four main rebel groups have finally signed a peace accord in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
The rebels had earlier engaged the government in a heavy battle in their quest to dislodge it from pozer. At least 150,000 Chadians have been displaced by the conflict in the last 18 months.
In the presence of Presidents Idriss Derby and Omar El Bashir of the neighbouring Sudan, the representatives of the four main rebel groups, Mahamat Nouri (UFDD), Timane Erdiimi (RFC), Hassane El Djinedi (DNT) and Abdelwahid Aboud (UFDD-F) appended their signatures to end the war.
The truce goes beyond calling for an immediate ceasefire, it also asked the Chadian government to integrate rebel fighters into the national army as well as start the process of integrating the four groups into the government.
Chadian President Idriss Derby said government will no longer sign peace deals with any rebel group.
afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.