The World Bank and the IMF announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to support a comprehensive debt reduction package for Chad—one of the poorest countries on earthunder the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative.

A minister in the Central African Republic has accused the security forces of killing Chadian farmers in the north of the country. The minister of rural development Salomon Namkosserena told the French News Agency that almost 60 farmers were killed in various incidents over the past month.