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Equatorial Guinea Donates $760,000 To Help Chadian Flood Victims

These floods have been affecting 18 of the country’s 23 provinces and have caused enormous damage estimated at billions of dollars.

The government of Equatorial Guinea has announced it is to donate 500m FCFA (US$764,000) to assist victims of the floods that have caused death and destruction in the country.

The announcement was made by Baltasar Engonga Edjo, the Equato-Guinean Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Regional Integration, representing President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, during a closed session of the extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on the transition in Chad on 25 Oct.

Chad is facing flood levels which have not been seen in the country since 1961. These floods have been affecting 18 of the country’s 23 provinces and have caused enormous damage estimated at billions of dollars. Millions of families have been left in very precarious living conditions.

Equatorial Guinea is the second country to give flood assistance to Chad after the United Arab Emirates which had earlier sent a plane-load of aid.


The extraordinary summit, which is deliberating on the current transition in Chad, saw the designation of Democratic Republic of Congo head of state, President Felix Tshisekedi, as facilitator with the role of serving as mediator between the different stakeholders and assisting in the return of peace and constitutional order in the country within reasonable delay.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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