Wadai

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Wadai

(wɑːˈdaɪ)
n
(Placename) a former independent sultanate of NE central Africa: now the E part of Chad
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The resilience of refugees and the local population regarding food security in the supported communities in the region Ouaddai has increased.
Concernant le staff technique, Meziane a rendu hommage au selectionneur national Abdullah Djellaba et a ses deux assistants Merluche Bayous et Ouaddai Boulaye.
section]) In 2011, 129 WPV1 cases were reported in 15 regions (onset of the most recent case was in December 2011), and three WPV3 cases were reported in the eastern border region of Ouaddai (onset of the most recent case was March 2011).
appears to have been settled from at least the 7th century on by overlapping empires, including the Kanem-Bornou, Ouaddai, Baguirmi, and Dafour groups based in Lake Chad and the Upper Nile.
primarily in the regions of Kanem, Lac, Ouaddai and Bahr El Gazel.
WPV3 - centred in Dar Sila District in the east - has been present since 2007, while the WPV1 outbreak (present in Chari Baguirmi, Logones east and west, Wadi Fira, Ouaddai, Salamat, Kanem and Batha, according to the government) began last September when the virus entered from northern Nigeria.
As a result, a breakaway group, consisting mainly of residents of Ouaddai (in the Abeche region) the Union of forces for Change and Democracy (UFCD), has formed under Adouma Hassaballah coming between Mahamat Nourri's UFDD (Union of Forces for Democracy and Development) forces consisting of Goranes (and Arabs and Tamas) and Timane Erdimi's (Deby's nephew) RFC (Assembly of Forces for Change) made up mainly of Zaghawas.
In May 2006, for example, the ambassador traveled to Eastern Chad where he visited the high imam of Abeche and the sultan of Ouaddai, two of the most prominent and recently vested Muslim leaders in the country.