COAT OF ARMS
Government: Dominant Party Presidential Republic
Current President: Idriss Déby
Population: 16,877,357 (2020)
Land Size: 1.28 million sq km (495,800 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Thu - Feb 25, 2021: President Okays Return of Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon, Niger, Chad - AllAfrica News: Chad
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the gradual return of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, Niger and Chad to the country from February 27, 2021.
- Mon - Feb 22, 2021: Human Rights Defender Gets 3 Years in Jail for Posting About Déby's Health - AllAfrica News: Chad
[RFI] Chadian rights activist Baradine Berdeï Targuio has been sentenced to three years in prison by the country's criminal court for "violation of the constitutional order", as well as ordered to pay a fine, after posting a message on social media about the health of President Idriss Déby.
- Mon - Feb 22, 2021: Cameroon-Chad - Forging Greater Unity Against Terrorism - AllAfrica News: Chad
[Cameroon Tribune] President Paul Biya on February 18, 2021 had State House discussions with the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of Chad, Ahmad Abakar Adjid.
- Sun - Feb 21, 2021: Buhari Appreciates Chad for Backing Nigeria's Fight Against Insurgency - AllAfrica News: Chad
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the Republic of Chad for what he calls the effective "security back-up" given to Nigeria in fighting insurgency.
- Wed - Feb 17, 2021: Chad - N'djamena Plays Hosts to G5 Sahel Summit - AllAfrica News: Chad
[Cameroon Tribune] For two days, participants are expected to earmark concrete strategies aimed at combating jihadists in the region.