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Third Round of Talks between the Government of Chad and the UN on the Future Mandate of MINURCAT

N’Djamena, 23 April 2010 – Following earlier consultations, Representatives from the Government of Chad and from the United Nations Secretariat on 23 March 2010, initiated a third round of talks regarding the mandate and the future configuration of MINURCAT. << read more in PDF>>

Mr. Youssef Mahmoud of Tunisia Appointed as New Head of MINURCAT

N’Djamena, 1 April 2010 – The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, appointed Mr. Youssef Mahmoud as his Acting Special Representative of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) to replace Mr. Victor Angelo, who retired at the end of March. << Read more in PDF>>

DIS Ground Operations Get a Boost with 74 New 4X4 Vehicles

N’Djamena, 3 March 2010 – The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) on 23 March 2010 handed over 74 pick-up trucks to the Chadian security unit known by its French acronym of DIS (Détachement intégré de Sécurité), and tasked with protecting refugees and IDPs in eastern Chad. << Read more in PDF>>

MINURCAT Builds Wells to Provide Water to Iriba for the Next 50 Years

Iriba, 3 March 2010 - The Norwegian Well Drilling Unit of the United Nations Mission in the Central African and Chad (MINURCAT) has just built two wells to supply water to the town of Iriba. This achievement comes after months of intense and hard labor to locate water in this arid land about 200 km northeast of Abeche. <<read more in PDF>>

Graduation of the 5th DIS class of 127 officers and official hand-over of 94 vehicles

N'Djamena, February 5, 2010 -- On Friday 05 February 2010, the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) organized a solemn ceremony to mark the end of training for the 5th class of officers and agents of the Détachement Integré de Sécurité (DIS), in cooperation with the Coordination Nationale d’Appui au déploiement de la Force Internationale à l’Est du Tchad (CONAFIT).  << read more in PDF>>

MINURCAT boosts its military presence in the Sam Ouandja camp in the CAR

N’djamena 23 December 2009 – Some one hundred armed UFDR elements are currently deployed in the town of Sam Ouandja in the Haute Kotto district of the Central African Republic. Tensions in the area are running high following the grave road-cutting incidents of December 12-13 where three people were killed including two UFDR members. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Chad and the Central African Republic, Mr. Victor Angelo, travelled to Sam Ouandja on December 22nd, to assess the security situation and remind all parties of the humanitarian protection mandate for north-eastern CAR assigned to MINURCAT by the Security Council. << read more in PDF >>

MINURCAT convoy attacked in eastern Chad

N’Djamena, 20 December 2009 – A MINURCAT logistics convoy composed of three civilian vehicles was attacked this morning by four (4) plain clothed unidentified armed men along the road from Goz Beida to Koukou Angarana in southeastern Chad. The assailants commandeered one of the vehicles at gunpoint and fled the scene. A Détachement Intégré de Sécurité (DIS) escort accompanying the convoy pursued the bandits and recovered the
stolen vehicle. During the ensuing exchange of gunfire, one DIS officer was injured. << read more in PDF >>

MINURCAT Deplores the Death of a Staff Member

N’Djamena, 20 November 2009 – It is with deep sorrow that the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) informs of the death of Mr. Ahmed Amine Dabo, Chief of the Code of Conduct and Discipline Unit. Mr. Dabo died following a road accident in N’Djamena on 20 November 2009 while on his way to work. << read more in PDF>>

Cambodian Troops Arrive in Chad to Participate in UN Mission

Abeche, 19 November 2009 – Cambodian troops arrived on 17 November 2009 in Abeche as part of MNURCAT, the UN Peacekeeping Mission mandated for eastern Chad and northeastern Central African Republic. <<read more in PDF>>

The Communities of Tiero and Marena Agree to Reconcile

Koukou-Angarana, 14 November 2009 – A ceremony to reconcile communities of displaced persons took place on 14 November 2009 in the twin villages of Tiero and Marena located some 50 km east of Koukou-Angarana near the border between Chad and Sudan. The event is part of the intercommunity dialogue started in eastern Chad last May. Saturday’s symbolic ceremony sought to revitalize the reconciliation process amongst the different communities through newly created conflict management committees.   << read more in PDF>>

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