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a people living in the region of the headwaters of the Benue River in Nigeria and Cameroon and in the Republic of Chad. With the related Duru, Li (Bali), Vere (Werre), Fali, Mbum, and Mumuye peoples, the Chamba number approximately 400,000 in Nigeria, approximately 200,000 in Cameroon, and more than 200,000 in the Republic of Chad (1970 estimate). Their language, which has been little studied, belongs to the group of languages spoken in the central and eastern Sudan. The Chamba profess Islam, although the traditional practices of nature and ancestor worship have been preserved in some areas. The principal occupation is cattle raising.

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Special Envoy to West Africa Elections Mohamed Ibn Chambas told reporters.
Mohamed Ibn Chambas, who is also the Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA), also warned about "continuing risks of instability in several West African nations, in the lead up to their presidential elections later in the year" as well as trans-national organized crime and the Ebola Virus Disease which "still remain a matter of serious concern in spite of continuing national, regional and international efforts to curb these threats.
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UNAMID chief and joint peace mediator Mohamed Ibn Chambas (Photo: Albert GonzEilez Farran/UNAMID)
The United Nations Mission in Darfur, UNAMID, Joint Special Representative Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Monday visited the Zam Zam camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of El Fasher, North Darfur, to strengthen ties with those living in the camp and meet with the community's leaders and other residents.
Mohamed Ibn Chambas was responding to criticism that the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur -- one of the largest peacekeeping operations in the world -- is not aggressive enough in fulfilling its mandate to protect civilians.
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Washington, December 21(Petra)-- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced the appointment of Mohamed Ibn Chambas of Ghana as their Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Head of the African Union and United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
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